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Children’s Bible App Reaches Over 100 Million Users

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Children’s Bible App Reaches Over 100 Million Users

By Movieguide® Contributor

A children’s Bible app has just reached a major milestone — the app has been downloaded by more than 100 million users.

In 2013, YouVersion and OneHope partnered to create the Bible App for Kids. The app’s goal was to create a place for children to interact with God’s Word and see it come to life.

10 years later, the Bible App for Kids is celebrating their 100 millionth user.

“We know that the most important influence in a child’s life is their family,” Bobby Gruenewald, YouVersion founder and CEO, shared. “With that in mind, we’re really encouraged to see millions of families around the world choose to turn to the Bible and learn about God together.”

The app is used by people all over the world and has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, French, Polish, Mongolian, and Swahili.

“Through this Bible experience, we’re seeing children in every country fall in love with God’s Word,” said Rob Hoskins, OneHope’s President. “We’re passionate about equipping the global Church to engage the next generation with interactive stories from the Bible and help lay a foundation for future spiritual growth.”

Movieguide® previously reported on the power of Bible apps:

Did you know the popularity of the iPhone has boosted the readership of the Bible by more than 500 million?

One of the first apps available in the App Store when the iPhone launched was the free YouVersion Bible App.

Today, more than 500 million people have downloaded the app, which offers users 2,760 Bible versions in 1,831 languages for free, and without advertising.

Bobby Gruenewald, the founder of the YouVersion Bible App, said he was “super grateful” for the cell phone because it allowed him to connect people with the Bible in a new way. 

“We saw the technology had potential to reach people with the Gospel,” he shared. “But we had no idea, though, how God could use it in such a powerful way to reach people in every single country and territory with his word and we’ve been able to be a really incredible witness to what God has done.”  

He continued, “I was just trying to figure out how to use technology to help people read the Bible more consistently. And just had enough faith to start, to try something, and of course, what we’ve seen God do is incredible. Our faith has grown, but in the very beginning had no idea what it was going to become.”

Shannon Bennett, the Museum of the Bible’s chief marketing officer, agreed, saying, “We can really look at YouVersion as a continuation of Guttenberg’s tradition of getting the Bible into the hands of everyone around the world. Maybe you can’t download the Bible app in North Korea but if you bring your phone in that has the Bible on it already, there it is in a country that bans the Bible.”

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