A Bible app for kids, released last fall, has been downloaded more than 2 million times--and counting. Bible App for Kids is a children's version of the popular YouVersion adult Bible app developed by LifeChurch, a multisite nondenominational church. The kids version was released on Thanksgiving 2013, and downloaded a million times in the first week.
The Common English Bible offers a special study campaign on women in the Bible in honor of the March celebration of Women's History Month. Materials include essays by women scholars, original artwork, and devotionals, and can be found at the CEB Facebook page.
A new study about the Bible and public life has found that the King James translation of the Bible retains remarkable popularity after more than 400 years. The Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis found that more than half of the individuals it surveyed and two-fifths of congregations still prefer this version, which celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2011. The survey also found that African-Americans reported the highest levels of Bible reading and memorization.