I’ve used the Bible app installed basically from the first few minutes I got my first iPhone out of its box. It’s a great tool that I recommend anybody get to keep them the Bible within hand’s-reach any time, any where. The fact that you can store your notes, get cross-references, and chose about a zillion reading plans is just awesome.
A few years ago they wanted to add some social elements to the app. They added this badges, and greatly expanded the social aspects of YouVersion.com. While they’ve shifted to Bible.com and worked more on syncing than social, there is this one thing that happens every year, just as it has for a couple of years now.
It’s called the The 21-Day Challenge:
YouVersion loves to help you follow through on your good intentions—read the Bible. So for the third year, we’re kicking off the 21-Day Challenge to encourage you to keep up (or get back on track) with your daily Bible habit!
It only takes three weeks of consistent behavior—just 21 days—to establish (or reestablish) a habit. To help cheer you on, from January 21 through February 10, if you complete the day’s selections from at least one Bible Plan each day, you’ll get a special 21-Day Challenge badge on your YouVersion profile. Also…
You’ll also be entered to win one of 5 iPad minis, 5 Nexus 7 tablets, or 21 YouVersion prize packs!*
So, there you go. Bribes. To read God’s Word.
And badges! Go to Bible.com/app to get the YouVersion Bible app or to Bible.com to start reading now.
Bible App For Kids
While I’m on my soapbox, I’ve yet to write anything about the Bible App for Kids. They’ve added a brand-new story this week, so I figured this would be as good a time as any to help promote it. A fun, graphical way to get younger children into the Bible. Better than most for-pay educational games you can get for your mobile device. Yet, as always, the Bible App for Kids is free.
Get that at Bible.com/kids.