It is easily the most downloaded religious app in the world. The YouVersion Bible app has been downloaded over 250 million times and while you may already have it on your phone, there are some things about this app you may not know.
It was developed by Life.Church 9 years ago. A church that started with just 40 members but now has 27 locations in the United States.
YouVersion is the first app to include over 1000 languages and it includes 1482 versions of the Bible. All versions can be accessed with an internet connection and they can also be downloaded to your phone or tablet to use when you're not online. Anglican, Metrical Psalms, a version for teenagers and an Orthodox Jewish version are all available for reading and downloading.
Many of the more popular versions also include audio so you can listen as it's being read.
Verses can be bookmarked and highlighted, you can make notes and share them in text messages emails or on social media. There are plans to read the Bible in 90 days, follow a devotional or even read the Bible in chronological order. Turn verses into pictures. Connect with friends to share prayer requests and thoughts. Look for churches in your area and watch their most recent worship services or watch live on Sundays. There are also videos and a full-length motion picture on the life of Jesus.
The app is always in development. If you have an Amazon Echo device you can enable the skill and simply ask "Alexa to..." read verses, chapters or the reading plan.
The YouVersion Bible app is available for iPhones, iPads, Android, Amazon Echo devices and also accessible from the www.Bible.com website.