Bible Engagement

The online Bible platform YouVersion.com released its annual report on Bible usage statistics and trends. In 2018, Bible engagement on the site increased by 60% in Argentina, Indonesia and the Netherlands, and it doubled in Japan and Romania. The YouVersion online community read more than 27 billion chapters of the Bible and listened to another 4.2 billion chapters. The website also observed a 59% increase in the number of “Bible Plan” days completed. The Bible verse most shared, bookmarked and highlighted was Isaiah 41:10: “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”

Share

More Book Minute Features

October 21, 2019

National Reptile Awareness Day

What’s the best way to celebrate Reptile Awareness Day? Start with a definition. Reptiles are scaly, cold-blooded, vertebrates that include lizards,...
October 14, 2019

Eisenhower's Inaugural Verses

President Dwight Eisenhower was born on this day in 1890. Shortly before his first inauguration in 1953, the president-elect asked Billy Graham to sug...
October 07, 2019

Fanny Crosby: Prolific Blind Hymn Writer

Fanny Crosby, though blind from a very young age, became a prolific hymn writer. Fanny Crosby was 15 when she was enrolled at the newly founded New Y...