Today I want to write about two apps that I use/have used as devotional aids to Bible reading. Both of them are universal apps…one is free and the other is available for a small charge.
The Bible in One Year app is produced by Alpha/Holy Trinity Brompton. It is possible to buy a print version of the Alpha One Year Bible, and the app seems to have been developed largely as a vehicle for a commentary on each days selection of readings by Nicky and Pippa Gumble (NG average 6 pages, PG averages 1 paragraph!!). The commentary is also available on the HTB website.
The days readings…from Psalms/Proverbs, the NT and the OT are also included, making the app a stand alone devotional aid. I’ve been using it since the beginning of the year and have found it to be a very useful resource, with some insightful commentary too. This app is free…what’s stopping you…
WordLive is a great app, which I used last year for a daily devotion. It is published by Scripture Union and comes for a small cost, but the money is ploughed back into SUs work, so it is genuinely a kind of donation. There is allso a WordLive website, with other useful resources and approaches to devotional Bible reading.
What you get is a complete package…preparation, Bible passage (read or audio)…commentary…response…take it further…passages for Bible in One Year…Podcast of the days devotional…2 worship songs.
Because it is a universal app it is very portable, making it ideal for use almost anywhere and at any time…a brilliant resource.