Tag Archives: Devotional Apps

Through the Word

5 Aug

James 1:23-25 reminds us that, “if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.”  (NASB)  Obviously, the first step to doing is remembering… and for most of us, remembering requires focused study.  That why, this week, we’re featuring the ministry of “Through the Word” – a group of pastor’s dedicated to helping Christians develop a daily habit of study and thoughtful application.

Each day, Through the Word posts a 10 minute audio guide focused on a single chapter of Scripture.  These guides aren’t a deep Bible commentary, but they do help prepare listeners to carefully consider the lessons to be learned as they read the day’s passage.  Users are then encouraged to follow up both the audio material and the printed Word with time spent in contemplation and fellowship with God.

Download the Android or IOS app and you’ll be provided with a special forum for recording your thoughts on the day’s passage and tracking your progress as you read God’s Word.   Take notes on your favorite verses from the day’s reading, record messages that God has shared with you, and write out your plans for putting them into action in your daily life.  There’s even a place to store your Scripture-prompted prayers!  And if you don’t like typing out your observations, the app gives you an opportunity to make voice recordings, instead!

Looking to start with a specific book?  Check out the Bible section of the website and you’ll have the opportunity to begin your journey anywhere you please!  Get started today and become a doer of the word, not just a hearer!

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Daily Audio Bible (DAB)

11 Mar

Most Christians agree that time in the Bible is time well spent.  But what do you do if reading just isn’t your thing?  Do you just give up and ingest whatever you can from a few weekly sermons and a Sunday School class?  Hardly!  Throughout the world today, there are millions of believers who struggle with the same fundamental issues – lack of time to read, disinterest in the written word, or the simple inability to read well. That’s why, in this week’s installment of the iPod Evangelist, we’re featuring the perfect app for every non-reader: the Daily Audio Bible.

Join Brian and the rest of the DAB community as they read through the Bible in a year, exploring a different translation every week.  Listen as Brian shares his thoughts on each passage or read along with the in-app Bible.  Designed to provide a fascinating introduction to Scripture for seekers and new believers and promote spiritual growth in long-time Christians, these daily readings (complete with relaxing nature sounds) offer everything you need to get your day started out right!

Want more?  Check out Windfarm radio and the DAB prayer room, view DAB mission films, listen to the daily prayer, or watch live broadcasts of Windfarm events.  And don’t forget to share your favorites with your friends on Facebook and Twitter!

With so much to offer, it’s no surprise that the Daily Audio Bible has become my regular companion.  At just $.99, I think you’ll find it quickly becomes yours as well!

YouVersion

4 Mar

If you’re anything like me, finding time to study the Bible regularly can be a challenge.  Every day, my schedule changes.  With places to go and people to meet, simply placing my Bible and devotional in a place where I’ll see them regularly, doesn’t always work as well as it should.  That’s why, this week, we’re featuring YouVersion: a FREE, portable Bible app that does more than just put a Bible in your pocket.

Providing access to hundreds of translations in a variety of languages, YouVersion makes it easy to get the most from your devotional time.  Built in features allow you to track what you’re reading, highlight passages that impact your worldview, make notes on what you read, and then share your progress with other YouVersion users around the globe.

Not interested in self-guided study?  YouVersion readers automatically receive a verse of the day and a suggested reading on their home page.  Or, you can chose from one of hundreds of available devotions categorized by length, age of user, topic, or church season.  Set an alarm and you’ll receive a push notification or e-mail reminding you to read every day!

Want to encourage others in your circle?  YouVersion offers users the option of sharing either individually impactful passages or their daily progress with others within their social network.  Tweet your favorite verses or let your Facebook friends know what devotional plan you’re following all from within the app!

With so many features, this FREE app for your phone, tablet, or computer is likely to become one of your favorites!  Download it today and don’t forget to check back with us next week for another installment of the iPod Evangelist!

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