We made it to Friday, Bible Challenge Readers! That means it’s check-in day AND we have completed the first month of the challenge. WAY TO GO! Be sure to leave a comment telling us how you are doing and we can encourage one another. I’m excited to be at this point and so many going strong. We actually have had a few join us this week and I’m hoping that will be the case for the duration of the year.
So you want a devotional app. Cool. I get it. Something to make you sip that latte a little slower and make your day a little brighter. Here are 5 awesome devotional apps for you that will make that $5 you spent for a coffee shop drink seem even sweeter. (Or if you’re like me, that $.25 worth of coffee and $.50 worth of creamer at the kitchen table.) In no particular order, drumroll please:
1. YouVersion: Well-known for its many languages, the YouVersion Bible app is a fantastic Bible app. But did you know that in the reading plan section there are loads of devotional reading plans? Pretty awesome, huh? To name a few of the devotionals contained in this app, we have John Piper, Joyce Meyer Ministries, and Focus on the Family. Most of the devotionals in this app are between 4 days and 6 weeks, with a few full 365 day devotionals. All free!
2. The Lucado Life Lessons App: This app is very basic and only has a 3 star rating. However, I found that for those of us doing the Bible Reading Challenge, a neat experience is reading this app along with the chapters of the Bible designated in our daily reading plan. This app would be substantially better if you could touch the Scripture references to open the Bible verses associated with the exploration section. But it is FREE. Available for Android and on Itunes.
3. Jesus Calling: I love this devotional. Love it so much that I am on the fourth year of reading it. Our family also owns the Jesus Calling for Kids and we love it as well. This lite version of the devotional app is free with 8 days of devotional reading. The full version of the app is $9.99 and is available on Android and Itunes. AND the Jesus Calling for Kids app is $9.99, also available on Itunes. I couldn’t find the children’s app for Android and this disappointed me because two of my kiddos have the Nabi (children’s tablet) which runs Android apps. The new Jesus Today devotional, which I haven’t read yet, also has an app available, but the reviews weren’t strong. I’d give it a version or two for the bugs to be worked out before downloading.
4. Streams in the Desert is the first devotional I ever owned when I was a senior in high school. (We won’t say how long it has been.) So I’m a bit nostalgic over this FREE app. Available on Android and on Itunes.
5. Good Morning Lord, a devotional app based on Sheila Walsh’s book, is simply gorgeous! I downloaded the lite version today and now I really, really want the full version. I know many people want to know why apps of this nature cost on average $7.99 to $9.99 because they feel that is expensive. Creating engaging apps is not cheap, contrary to popular opinion. This app is well worth the price and I’m going to talk my hubby into downloading the full version to his ipad; the itouch won’t do this one justice. My personal advice is to skip two lattes and buy the app. Unavailable for Android.