The ever popular Bible app, YouVersion celebrates its 10th anniversary this month and as part of the celebrations has announced its most popular verse of the year.
The most shared, bookmarked, and highlighted verse by YouVersion community members around the world this year is Isaiah 41:10:
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
“This year’s data shows people worldwide are continuing to turn to the Bible in search of comfort, encouragement, and hope,” said Bobby Gruenewald, pastor, innovation leader for Life.Church and YouVersion founder. “We’re humbled that a decade after its release, people continue to use the YouVersion Bible App in record numbers to connect with God’s Word.”
“Many of us grew up with the ability to read the Bible, but countless people around the world don’t have that privilege. That’s why we’re passionate about making the Bible available in more languages through the app,” said Pastor Bobby. “We’re eternally grateful to the generous publishers and Bible societies who’ve joined us in the mission of increasing worldwide access and engagement with the Scriptures.”
The YouVersion Bible App has been installed on more than 350 million devices worldwide, and it’s continually increasing. Bible reading via the app is on the rise across several continents with more than 1,800 versions in more than 1,250 languages. Bible engagement in Japan saw year-on-year growth of 104 percent with the addition of a new Japanese Bible version within the app.
“This generation is on pace to become the most Bible-engaged generation ever and we believe the Church should keep investing in new technologies to help adults and children connect with the Bible,” he said. “We’re honored to be a part of how God is reaching people around the globe through His Word and we’re eager to see how Bible-engaged people make a difference in this world for decades to come.”
Click for more info about YouVersion community’s Bible engagement in 2018
Created by Life.Church, YouVersion is on a mission to help people engage with the Bible. The team designs and builds experiences that make it easy for people to integrate God’s Word into their daily lives. Since 2008, the Bible App has offered a free Bible experience that can be accessed on smartphones, browsers, voice platforms, and more. The Bible App for Kids launched in 2013 and engages children with Bible stories of an age-appropriate level. The newest app, Bible Lens, analyzes objects in photos, finds the most relevant Bible verse to match, and automatically creates beautiful, shareable artwork. Click for more information about YouVersion.
This article is compiled by Le-Jovale Vallejo.