The Least Popular Books of the Bible [Infographic]

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What's your least favorite book in the Bible? Yes, I know, that's probably not the most popular question to ask on a Sunday and by answering the question you may have guaranteed to never make the Sunday School student of the month, but the truth of the matter is, we all have preferences. In the infographic below, the cool people at the Overview Bible Project presents The Least Popular Books of the Bible (according to BibleGateway.com): ... Continue Reading

YouVersion Announces Bible App 5 Update

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When it comes to intersecting scripture and technology, no one does it better than YouVersion. As the creators of the Bible app for nearly every mobile and web platform available, they are literally reaching the world with the Word of God. Oh, and contrary to our cheeky April Fools Day post, it is FREE. That's right $0.00 with no money down. Well, after 5 years YouVersion is releasing their biggest update to the Bible App. ... Continue Reading

YouVersion No Longer Free, “Pay Up!” says April Nabal

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[Editor's Note: This post was part of our April Fool's 2014 lineup. Have fun, enjoy!] Today Life Church, the organization behind the incredibly popular YouVersion suit of Bible apps announced a dramatic shake up to their app. Up to now they have given away their app for free, including theKJV and built in social services. However, in a dramatic change of direction, YouVersion has decided to start charging for their app. The woman in charge of the app, April Nabal, explained the move. ... Continue Reading

How Long is the Bible? [Infographic]

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This has got to be the most #EPIC infographic on the length of the Bible. Put together by the Overview Bible Project, aka Jeffrey Kranz and Laura Converse, the Bible is compared to other books to put its length into perspective and broken down into different parts to better understand the Bible by the numbers. Check it out: ... Continue Reading

A Look Back at Digital Bible Software

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Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) recently explored the last 25 years of digital Bible initiatives and announced a groundbreaking partnership with Logos Bible Software. Seeing where Bible software started compared to where we are today is fascinating. Using a MS-DOS emulator, John Dyer records a demo of the Interactive Bible Library that was released by DTS in 1989: ... Continue Reading

English Bible Translation Overview [Infographic]

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While I have a basic understanding in the differences between Bible translations, I've never seen it laid out so well, before. Using a linear continuum between “Word-for-Word” and “Thought-for-Thought” translations, it outlines the varying degrees, while at the same time, shows the historic connections of these translations. Very cool, check it out: ... Continue Reading

Get to Know Your Bible Translations [Comic]

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According to the Christian Booksellers Association, the top 10 selling Bible translations in 2013 were: New International Version King James Version New King James Version English Standard Version New Living Translation Holman Christian Standard Bible New American Standard Common English Bible New International Readers Version Reina Valera 1960 However, considering how many of us read our Bibles on mobile devices, I would be interested in the YouVersions stats on on ... Continue Reading

Use YouVersion for Interactive Sermons (Almost)

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I was set to kickoff our sermon series on Romans this semester, and we realized we wanted a more interactive method for handling questions & answers that we couldn't get to Live. Since half the room at our University focused church is using YouVersion's Bible app on their Android or iOS devices, we figured it was a good chance to kick the tires of YouVersion's Live Events feature. It's been around since 2009 or so, but we hadn't used it. Does it work? ... Continue Reading

YouVersion 2013 Year in Review [Infographic]

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2013 has ended and YouVersion has shared some cool facts from this past year on how the YouVersion app has been used. The verse of the year Most shared verses Most read chapters And more! It's incredible see how many times YouVersion has been downloaded, as well as how much it's been used — 300,000,000 highlights created! Check it out: ... Continue Reading