The YouVersion Bible app in 2017 was installed on more than 290 million unique devices. Engagement with the Bible app increased in 2017 with 16.7 billion chapters read, 3 billion chapters listened to, 222 million verses shared, and 120 million verses images created.
YouVersion, a digital Bible app that works on many different operating systems, is celebrating its 200 million downloads, 1,200 Bible versions, and 900 languages, it was launched in 2008 by Life.Church with 12 Bible versions and 2 languages. In 2013 a Bible App for Kids for added and has 9 million downloads.
“What God is doing through YouVersion is incredible—changing mobile devices into Bibles that people carry with them everywhere they go,” said Bobby Gruenewald, innovation pastor at Life.Church. “As we see the magnitude of 200 million installs, what we’re really celebrating is what that number represents: countless moments of individuals transformed by their time in the Bible,” told Christianity Today.
YouVersion has shared its 2015 statistics which includes its most shared verses in the 10 countries where it has been installed the most.
5 of the countries most shared verses:
United States and Brazil
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
“And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.” Ephesians 1:23
Mexico and United Kingdom
“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
“…For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope…” Jeremiah 29:11
The most shared, highlighted, and bookmarked verse of 2015 was Joshua 1:9: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
All over the world every second 112 people open the Bible app, 3 bookmarks are created, 4 verses are shared, 18 verses are highlighted, 51 Bible chapters are listened to, and 342 chapters are read.
YouVersion is not just celebrating 200 million downloads it also is celebrating 42 million Bible reading plans completed.