As you begin to follow Jesus, you will discover how important God's Word is to your daily life. Below are a couple of ways that you can stay digitally connected to the Bible.
YouVersion.com™ is a free online Bible that you can access from any computer with an internet connection by visiting YouVersion.com.
The Bible App™ is a free Bible for mobile devices. Based on the online Bible, YouVersion.com, the Bible App allows users to read the Bible, share verses with their social networks, bookmark their favorite passages, and more—all in a format that keeps up with their increasingly mobile lifestyle.
YouVersion and the Bible App were created by a team at LifeChurch.tv in Edmond, Oklahoma, to help increase access and engagement with the Bible. Featuring hundreds of versions in more than 100 languages, YouVersion was created to help people with busy, on-the-go lifestyles read the Bible at any time and in any place. Since its creation, YouVersion is one of the top downloaded apps in the reference category and is the most downloaded Bible on iTunes.
The Bible app can be downloaded for free from all major app stores and at www.youversion.com/download.
Bible App Features (vary with mobile platform)
Bible reader: Users read the Bible on their mobile device, choosing from hundreds of versions (including audio) and more than 100 languages.
Reading Plans: Hundreds of plans help users read the Bible regularly by serving up daily selections of Scripture.
Personalization: Notes, bookmarks, and highlights help users personalize their interaction with Scripture, much as they might with a print Bible.
Synced between platforms: Users can pick up where they left off whether they are reading on their computer, phone, or tablet. Reading plans, bookmarks, notes and more are accessible on all platforms.
Social network connections: Users share favorite verses and reading plan progress on Twitter and Facebook.
Offline: Some versions are available for download directly to mobile devices for use in airplane mode or when outside of network coverage.
How is the Bible App changing how people relate to the Bible?
Tens of millions of people are using the Bible App to make God's Word a part of their daily lives. YouVersion users report they are more engaged in Scripture now that they always have the Bible with them. Whether they are pulling up a helpful verse in a conversation with a friend, catching up on their reading plan at the airport or in a waiting room, or sharing a passage on Twitter and Facebook, the Bible is becoming more seamlessly integrated in their lives.