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Study the Bible for 1 Billion Minutes

Kent Shaffer —  January 2, 2011

Study the Bible for 1 Billion Minutes

It’s a new year!
And with a new year, come new goals.

This year the YouVersion Bible App has set a goal for its users to study the Bible for 1 billion minutes in the month of January. I’ll be joining the challenge by starting a reading plan I have chosen from YouVersion’s library of 50+ Bible reading plans.

Taking part is easy:

  1. Download the YouVersion Bible App to your mobile device.
  2. Study the Bible.

To see the latest count of minutes spent studying the Bible, check out YouVersion’s billion minute counter.

Share the Bible Day is December 25th

Kent Shaffer —  December 22, 2010

Share the Bible Day

Share the Bible Day is December 25th.

Christmas is one of the busiest days of the year for app downloads on mobile devices. Share the Bible Day is designed to increase the number of free Bible apps being installed on iPads, iPhones, and smart phones this Christmas.

Here is how you can be involved in 3 easy steps:

  1. Spread the News
    Start tweeting, blogging, and updating Facebook about Share the Bible Day. Use #Bible on Twitter.
  2. Link Your Accounts
    Link your YouVersion account with your Twitter and/or Facebook accounts.
  3. Share the Bible
    No matter where you are, take a few minutes on Christmas day  to share the Bible in your social media spaces. Use your linked YouVersion account to share updates with hyperlinked verses.

There will also be some prizes given away to celebrate. Check out for more details.

YouVersion Bible App Has Some Big Announcements

Kent Shaffer —  November 9, 2010


The YouVersion Bible App has a very special webcast planned for Tuesday, November 16th at noon CST. Here’s what you can expect:

•    News about a huge milestone that YouVersion just reached
•    An inside look at some big things coming up, and
•    Vision for where they believe God is taking YouVersion in the future and how you can play a part.

They’re also going to have some fun and celebrate by giving away three iPads. YouVersion has been sending tweets to announce the webcast and will automatically register you to win if you retweet those tweets, post about the webcast on your Facebook wall, or if you tweet about the event with a mention (@YouVersion).

Visit for all the details.
Add it to your calendar.
And invite some friends.

In fact, you can start the celebration early by finding and helping one friend install the YouVersion Bible App on their phone.

Bible Reading Plans via YouVersion

Kent Shaffer —  December 29, 2009’s YouVersion Bible has launched some enhanced Bible reading plans for online users and mobile phone users. There are over 20 free Bible reading plans to choose from. Features include:

  • Progress charts.
  • Synchronized Website and mobile accounts for your plan and progress.
  • Church group reading plans.
  • Customizable plan lengths.
  • Reading accountability emails (coming soon).

I will be reading the M’Cheyne one year reading plan. What Bible reading plan will you be reading?

YouVersion Mobile Reaches 1 Billion Minutes

Kent Shaffer —  December 10, 2009

YouVersion Mobile Reaches 1 Billion Minutes’s free Bible,, has now reached 1 billion minutes of Bible reading on mobile devices.

That’s 19 centuries and 16.7 million hours of Bible reading!

YouVersion Mobile has become my preferred way to read the Bible. You can read it for free on any mobile deviced that has Web access, and free custom apps are available for iPhones, BlackBerry phones, and Android phones.

Spread the word: