Contact: Lori Bailey, Life.Church
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 13, 2015 /Christian Newswire
/ -- YouVersion in partnership with OneHope today announced the release of The Bible App for Kids Storybook Bible. Extending the successful Bible App for Kids app experience, the illustrated Storybook Bible transfers stories from the app into an engaging book format that will help bring the Bible to life for children of all ages.
"Parents and kids love the way the stories and characters are depicted in the app and have asked for a way to enjoy them on the printed page as well," said Bobby Gruenewald, creator of YouVersion and innovation pastor at Life.Church
. "We believe this generation has the potential to be the most biblically engaged group of all time, and we want to create exciting and engaging resources to help children learn about and understand the stories in the Bible."
The Bible App for Kids launched Thanksgiving Day 2013 and since that time has been downloaded more than 8.5 million times and in nearly every country of the world. Currently, the app is available in nine languages—English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin, Korean, Russian, German, Dutch and French—with several additional languages in development.
"The numbers are more than we could have ever predicted. Technology and digital tools have significantly helped kids experience the Bible in a new way," said Rob Hoskins, president of OneHope. "Now the Storybook Bible will help families connect with God's Word offline, too."
The Bible App for Kids Storybook Bible depicts 28 narratives from the Bible with colorful illustrations, engaging storytelling, and learning questions designed to make the Bible easy for children to understand and for families to read and discuss together. Available October 13 on Amazon or via BibleAppforKids.com
, The Bible App for Kids Storybook Bible made the Amazon best-seller list during its first week of presale.
Created in partnership by YouVersion and OneHope, free accompanying materials—coloring sheets, curriculum, parent resources—for churches and parents can be downloaded at bibleappforkids.com
to help even more children experience God's Word.About the Bible App for Kids:
The Bible App for Kids was created by YouVersion, a ministry of Life.Church. The app is designed to give children a delightful Bible experience all their own. Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids is a free app that has been installed more than 8.5 million times and is available in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin, Korean, Russian, German, Dutch and French. YouVersion also created the Bible App, which has now been downloaded more than 190 million times, offering 1,150 versions of the Bible in 850 languages across every mobile platform.
Founded in 1987, OneHope is an international ministry that is changing lives by sharing Scripture with young people around the world. Each Scripture program is age-specific and customized based on research OneHope conducts among children, youth, leaders and educators in the countries where it works. In collaboration with churches and ministries—and working with local governments, schools and non-governmental organizations—OneHope has reached more than 1 billion young people in more than 125 countries with a relevant Gospel message.