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POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 21, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Bible App for Kids surpassed ten million downloads today. The app, which launched Thanksgiving Day 2013, leverages technology to actively engage children and youth with the Bible.
Partners YouVersion and OneHope created the app to connect today's digital natives with God's Word on a platform where they already spend a lot of time. A 2010 study from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 8-18 year olds spend an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes on screens daily.
"Technology is a game changer making the Bible available to many with a few clicks or swipes," said OneHope president, Rob Hoskins. The app has been downloaded in every country of the world and is currently available in 13 languages.
"We fully believe that God's Word has the power to change hearts and lives. Never did we imagine the impact and reach of the Bible App for Kids! God's Word is going forth like never before because of the connectedness of people and the ubiquitous access of the Internet and digital devices," said Rob Hoskins.
Specifically made for children ages 4-10, the Bible App for Kids makes the Bible come to life with animation and activities using 41 Biblical stories. The app conveys the Scripture meta-narrative in a way children can easily understand.
"I believe we have not only the opportunity but the responsibility to create engaging digital experiences where our children can fall in love with God's Word," said Bobby Gruenewald, Innovation Leader at Life.Church.
A companion to the app, The Bible App for Kids Storybook Bible was published in October, ranking #1 in Christian Books and Bibles on Amazon the day it released.
This year, the Bible App for Kids will be translated into an additional 10 new languages. New games, parent resources, and interactions will also be added.
For more information, visit bibleappforkids.com.