With users in every country, the popular Bible App by YouVersion has just surpassed a record 250 million downloads.

“…we never could have imagined how much it would revolutionise the way people engage with Scripture.” – Bobby Gruenewald

In a press release, Life.Church Innovation Pastor and YouVersion Bible App founder Bobby Gruenewald said, “We are humbled by how many people use the Bible App on a regular basis. When we decided to make the Bible available as an app, we never could have imagined how much it would revolutionise the way people engage with Scripture.”

YouVersion Bible App downloaded over 250 million times

YouVersion Bible App downloaded over 250 million times

The Bible App was one of the first 200 apps in Apple’s App Store debut eight years ago. This year has been its biggest year yet for Bible engagement.

“…the YouVersion community read and listened to more than 13 billion Bible chapters this year.” – Bobby Gruenewald

Along with more downloads of the app itself, there was greater engagement with Scripture. “As a whole, the YouVersion community read and listened to more than 13 billion Bible chapters this year, and created more than one billion highlights, bookmarks, and notes,” reads the press release.

…it seems like we all need to be reminded that God is still at work in our lives.

With more than 250 million users, it’s not surprising that the app was opened 125 times per second.

Bible App opened 125 times each second

Bible App opened 125 times per second Eternity News

Across the world, it seems like we all need to be reminded that God is still at work in our lives, even though sometimes it can feel like he isn’t. The most shared, bookmarked and highlighted verse was Romans 8:28.

The most shared, downloaded and bookmarked verse of 2016

The most shared, downloaded and bookmarked verse of 2016 Eternity News

And it’s just a bit interesting seeing what the most popular verses are in particular countries.

Popular verses in different countries

Popular verses in different countries Eternity News

See some more exciting Bible stats here.

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Thank God that through the internet, the Bible is reaching into the lives of more and more people. Pray that many more would find God’s grace through the Bible App.

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