YouVersion Bible App

Over 1 million pledge to read the Bible online in 2019

Thu 03 Jan 2019
By Rosie Wright

As people set New Year's resolutions, the YouVersion Bible App saw an increase in Bible engagement.

Installed on over 355 million unique devices all over the world, the Bible App offers a free Bible experience for smartphones, tablets, and online at

In fact, on 1st January this year, they had over 1 million Bible plan subscriptions.

That's 62 per cent more than last year.

YouVersion is the world's most downloaded Bible app.

Bobby Gruenewald, YouVersion's founder said: "We spend a lot of time thinking about how to make it easier for our community to do what they say they want to do, which is read the Bible more.

"Over the years, we've added several features focused on developing a habit of reading or listening to the Bible every day, and we're encouraged to see Bible engagement numbers continue to increase year after year."

They report that on average, the number of daily active users in January increases by approximately 20 per cent compared to the previous month. To help people keep those resolutions, YouVersion have been developing different ways to make daily Bible engagement a habit.

YouVersion suggest that being accountable to someone regarding your Bible reading will help readers keep the habit up over the year.

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