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Media Contacts

Jonathan Petersen, Marketing Manager, Bible Gateway, 3900 Sparks Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546, Tel: 616.656.7159, jonathan.petersen@biblegateway.com

Casey Francis Harrell, Director of Corporate Communications, PO Box 141000, Nashville, Tennessee 37214, Tel: 615.902.1109, Fax: 615.902.1110, casey.harrell@harpercollins.com

 

Bible Gateway Weekly Brief Newsletter

On our Newsletter signup page, subscribe to Weekly Brief, Bible Gateway's newsletter delivered to your email inbox every Friday featuring the latest from Bible Gateway, as well as interesting and noteworthy Bible-related news from around the Web.

 

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Bible Gateway Mission Statement

"To honor Christ by equipping people to read and understand the Bible, wherever they are."

Also see Bible Gateway's Statement of Faith.

 

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Official Descriptor

As the Internet’s largest Christian website, Bible Gateway seeks to equip people to read and understand the Bible, wherever they are. Celebrating more than 20 years online, Bible Gateway offers free access to the Bible in more than 200 different translations and more than 70 languages. Bible Gateway’s website and app are visited by more than 18 million unique visitors per month. Bible Gateway also offers the membership service Bible Gateway Plus, which begins with a 30-day free trial. The company is part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. Please visit Bible Gateway at www.biblegateway.com.

 

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Long Descriptor

Bible Gateway, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is the most visited Christian website. Founded in 1993, it's the original multilingual Internet Bible resource. It empowers global users to freely read, hear, search, study, compare, and share the Bible in more than 200 different translations and more than 70 languages, using their desktops, laptops, tablets, ereaders, or smartphones. Bible Gateway also offers the membership service Bible Gateway Plus, which begins with a 30-day free trial. Bible Gateway’s engagement features include its daily Blog; more than 60 email devotions, Bible reading plans, and verses-of-the-day; an award-winning mobile app; audio Bibles; video interviews; Bible reference books; shareable widgets; advanced search tools; Bible Gateway Blogger Grid; retail store; Bible Gateway Plus membership service; and Bible Gateway Deals discount program. Bible Gateway’s social media include Facebook: facebook.com/BibleGateway; Twitter: @BibleGateway & @BibleGatewayApp; Google+: plus.google.com/+BibleGateway, and Goodreads: http://goodreads.com/BibleGateway.

 

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Medium Descriptor

As the Internet’s most visited Christian website, Bible Gateway (https://BibleGateway.com) seeks to equip people to read and understand the Bible wherever they are. Millions of visitors from more than 200 countries regularly come to set up complimentary personal accounts and freely read, hear, search, study, compare, & share the Bible in 200+ versions & 70+ languages; read the daily Blog; subscribe to 60+ devotional email newsletters, verse-of-the-day, & Bible reading plans; and download its free award-winning Bible app. Bible Gateway also offers the membership service Bible Gateway Plus, which begins with a 30-day free trial. See the many tools available to share Bible Gateway (@BibleGateway) on blogs and social sites: https://BibleGateway.com/Share

 

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Short Descriptor

Founded in 1993, Bible Gateway (https://BibleGateway.com) is the original multi-language online Bible and the world's most visited Christian website where millions of desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile users freely read, hear, search, study, compare, & share the Bible.

 

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Bible Gateway Blogger Grid

Bible Gateway Blogger Grid (BG²) is an international network of independent bloggers who meaningfully blog—and who are serious—about matters relating to the Bible. See the directory.

 

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Statements About Bible Gateway

  • “The popular Bible-searching website.” TIME magazine

  • "A fantastic website and app…a wonderful one-stop…resource." Religion News Service

  • "The world's most visited online Bible search engine." The Christian Post

  • "The world's leading Bible website.” Christianity Today magazine

  • “Bible Gateway is one of the cleanest, most efficient apps for interacting with the Bible that you can find for your Android....This is an excellent Bible study app....This app isn't just a pocket Bible, but a complete resource...an impressively clean interface...This app can't be topped by other Bible apps...The fact that Bible Gateway is a delight to use and read just sweetens the already excellent package.” c|net

  • “Bible Gateway is an easy-use, multi-purpose Bible app, and one of the better ones. You can both read and listen to the Bible in a number of different languages. One of the nicest features lets you bookmark and highlight your favorite verses and take marginal notes. You can compare different translations, read thoughtful commentary alongside the text, and easily navigate through multiple sections of the Bible. Furthermore, Bible Gateway offers preset Bible reading assignments, with daily readings and email reminders. Great for legalistic and casual readers alike.” OnFaith

  • "Bible Gateway: The Best Free Bible App.... The Bible Gateway app is astounding in the wide range of features that it offers... With the ability to browse and search Scripture, set up individual reading plans, and add notes and favorites, Bible Gateway is the go-to app for anyone interested in studying the Bible." The High Tech Society

  • "Bible Gateway provides something for everyone in their app that is built for Bible reading. It comes with over 90 Bible translations, offline search, parallel translation on iPads, and a feature that allows you to star important verses. In addition, the app has commentaries, dictionaries, and many other Bible study tools to make reading and studying scripture for your sermons on the go a piece of cake." Preaching.com

 

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Statistics & Information

  • Bible Gateway started in 1993 as a Calvin College student project. It became a public service website in 1995, during the early days of Internet technology, and is the original multilingual online Bible resource.

  • Bible Gateway's mission statement: "To honor Christ by equipping people to read and understand the Bible, wherever they are."

  • BibleGateway.com is the FIRST result on Google & Bing when searching for "Bible," "Bible verse," "Scripture," etc.

  • BibleGateway.com’s PageRank is the same high level as FedEx, FOXNews, Netflix, Photobucket, NFL.com, Yelp, CraigsList, Target, Walmart, Hulu, and others.

  • BibleGateway.com’s Klout score represents the upper 2% of influential thought leaders.

  • BibleGateway.com is the most visited Christian website with millions of people from more than 200 countries and territories regularly using it.

  • BibleGateway.com users spent more than 76 million hours on the site over the last 12 months.

  • BibleGateway.com users come to the site to read, hear, search, study, compare, & share the Bible in more than 200 versions and more than 70 languages.

  • Bible Gateway's website is designed to automatically adjust to the proper screen size of the user, whether it’s a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

  • BibleGateway.com's optional custom registration allows users to set up their own accounts to begin taking personal notes on, and color highlight, the Scripture verses they read. Those annotations can then be synchronized between users’ multiple devices.

  • Personal accounts on BibleGateway.com allow users to unlock digital reference products to read alongside Scripture passages across multiple devices.

  • BibleGateway.com offers visitors the ability to display & compare up to 5 Bible translations side-by-side at once.

  • BibleGateway.com offers visitors free preference customization, note taking, and synchronizing between devices through personal account setups.

  • BibleGateway.com allows visitors to search the Bible by reference, passage, keyword, and topic.

  • BibleGateway.com offers 60+ free devotional & reading plan email newsletter subscriptions (http://www.biblegateway.com/newsletters) and sends more than 40 million emails a month to subscribers.

  • BibleGateway.com Bible versions include the Mounce Reverse-Interlinear (Greek) New Testament (https://www.biblegateway.com/versions/Mounce-Reverse-Interlinear-New-Testament), that has attached to it the Mounce Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament which contains the popular Strong’s numbering system.

  • BibleGateway.com features multiple Bible commentaries, dictionaries, and other reference works.

  • BibleGateway.com users can set their personal preferences for a customized online user experience.

  • BibleGateway.com provides search widgets, badges, and other resources for use on other blogs and websites.

  • The free Bible Gateway App is for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, & Kindle Fire. Download it at https://BibleGateway.com/app

  • The Bible Gateway App has multiple Bible versions + multiple languages + commentaries + audio + sharing + more.

  • The Bible Gateway App is the winner of the Premier Christian Media 2013 Christian Mobile/Tablet App of the Year Award.

  • The Bible Gateway App for Android ranks in the top 10 of all free Bible apps in Google Play.
  • The Bible Gateway App for iPad ranks in the top 20 of all free Reference apps in the iTunes App Store.
  • The Bible Gateway App for iPhone ranks in the top 30 of all free Reference apps in the iTunes App Store.

  • Bible Gateway Blogger Grid (BG²) (https://www.biblegateway.com/blog/bloggergrid) extends Bible Gateway's ministry communication reach through a network of international and independent bloggers in North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia, from stay-at-home-moms to pastors to Bible professors to seminaries.

  • Bible Gateway’s URL is https://BibleGateway.com.

  • Bible Gateway Blog (https://www.BibleGateway.com/blog) is ranked the #1 best Bible study blog on the Web by Feedspot. And Bible Gateway Blog is named by Alltop.com to be among the “best of the best” in the Christianity category. Bible Gateway Blog registers more than a quarter million views per month.

  • Bible Gateway’s Facebook page has more than 910,000 LIKES – https://facebook.com/BibleGateway.

  • Bible Gateway’s Twitter stream has more than 125,000 followers – https://twitter.com/BibleGateway.

  • Bible Gateway App’s Twitter stream is https://twitter.com/BibleGatewayApp.

  • Bible Gateway’s Google+ page has more than 399,000 followers – https://plus.google.com/+BibleGateway.

  • Bible Gateway’s Pinterest board is https://pinterest.com/BibleGateway.

  • Bible Gateway’s Goodreads page is https://goodreads.com/BibleGateway

  • Bible Gateway provides its extensive ministry services free of charge through 1) the support of online advertising, 2) retail purchases in the Bible Gateway Store, located at http://BibleGatewayStore.com, and 3) membership in Bible Gateway Plus.

  • Bible Gateway's advertising representative is Salem Web Network, which sells and schedules advertising on our site. Banner ads are presented on a rotating percentage basis each time the site is visited. Click for a media kit or to speak with a sales representative.

 

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Bible Gateway Article

Use this article about Bible Gateway in your own publication.

 

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Brand Usage

  • When writing about Bible Gateway as a general multi-faceted ministry, the proper usage is Bible Gateway (two words, each one capitalized); avoid using the word "the" in front of it. It is simply "Bible Gateway."

  • When referring specifically to Bible Gateway’s website, use "BibleGateway.com" (one word, with a capital B and capital G). In other words, BibleGateway.com is one facet of Bible Gateway.

 

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Logo Images

Below are official Bible Gateway logos to be used in conjunction with articles about Bible Gateway. Presented in both jpg and png transparent background files, each comes in various sizes. The color codes for Bible Gateway's brand color are:
  • Hex:       711F14
  • PMS:      1815c
  • PMS:      1815u
  • CMYK:    C) 32 M) 92 Y) 97 K) 45

 

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Bible Gateway Social Icon

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Bible Gateway App Icon

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Bible Gateway on Various Devices

Below are multiple images of the Bible Gateway brand name & logo mark as seen in use on various devices. Individual & group shots. Copy these as needed for use in articles about Bible Gateway.

 

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Sample Topics to Consider for Interviews with Bible Gateway Experts

  • Bible study
  • Bible sharing
  • Bible memorization
  • Mobile spirituality
  • Digital ministry
  • Online Bible reading
  • The role of the Internet in spiritual development

 

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Sample Interview Questions

  • When and how did Bible Gateway begin?
  • How large is Bible Gateway's Internet presence?
  • Why does Bible Gateway include the Bible in languages other than English?
  • What features beside the Bible does Bible Gateway offer?
  • What has been Bible Gateway's mission over the years?
  • How is the ministry of Bible Gateway supported?
  • Who uses Bible Gateway?
  • How can churches best use Bible Gateway?

 

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Bible Gateway Video

Click to go to the Bible Gateway Channel on YouTube, where you'll find videos to embed on your own website.

 

 

 

 

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Bible Gateway Store

Bible Gateway provides its extensive ministry services free of charge through 1) the support of online advertising; 2) the membership subscription service of Bible Gateway Plus, and 2) retail purchases in the Bible Gateway Store, located at http://BibleGatewayStore.com. The Bible Gateway Store has an enormous selection of over 500,000 resources at excellent value with strong customer service and everyday discount savings.

 

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Bible Gateway Advertising

Click to read "Why Bible Gateway Allows Advertising." Bible Gateway's advertising representative is Salem Web Network, which sells and schedules advertising on our site. Banner ads are presented on a rotating percentage basis each time the site is visited. Contact Salem Web Network to discuss creative advertising opportunities available on our website (including geo-targeting banner ads). Click for a media kit or to speak with a sales representative.

 

 

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