It has been a wonderful privilege to encourage you since 1997 to hide God’s Word in your heart through the Fighter Verse Bible memory program.
On January 1st, 2016, Children Desiring God will update all of the Fighter Verses resources in the New International Version (NIV) from the NIV1984 version to the NIV2011 translation. Due to restrictions from the publisher, we can no longer offer the 1984 NIV version after December 31. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you.
The Fighter Verses App
NIV2011 will replace NIV1984 verses in our Fighter Verses App in the next couple weeks. This change will show up on your smartphone or tablet the next time you update your app from iTunes or Google Play.
Fighter Verses, Extended Verses and Foundation Verse Packs
You may purchase NIV1984 Fighter Verses, Extended Verses and Foundation Verses packs from our website through December 31, 2015. Starting January 1, all NIV Fighter Verses resources purchased through our website will be in NIV2011. These NIV1984 resources will be on sale through the end of the year (Limited quantities available).
We know changing or updating translations can be difficult when memorizing. We pray this change will not deter you from the wonderful discipline of Bible memory. Memorizing the Word is crucial to our fight of faith. Consider just a few amazing realities of God’s Word:
Every Word of God proves true—Prov 30:5
God watches over his Word to perform it—Jer 1:12
God’s Word never returns empty—Is 55:11
God’s Word is truth—Ps 199:160
God’s Word is sharper than a two-edged sword—Heb 4:12
People are saved by God’s Word—Jam 1:18
People are sanctified by God’s Word—John 17:17
People have joy through God’s Word—Ps 119:14
God’s Word will remain forever—Is 40:8
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us—John 1:14
At this time, all Children Desiring God NIV curriculum will remain in the 1984 version. Curriculum and Fighter Verses resources in the English Standard Version (ESV) will not be effected by this change.