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Crosswalk's Top 11 Devotional Apps Everyone Should Know About

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Crosswalk's Top 11 Devotional Apps Everyone Should Know About

Do you enjoy reading devotions and studying the Bible? Is it something you do every day, or just every so often depending on the devotional and topic? On our editorial team, we love sharing what Bible and devotional apps we’re using. One reason we enjoy them so much is that they provide resources that make studying the Bible and reading devotions easier; not only do they provide resources but they are available at the click of a button making it easy to take a few minutes or a longer study session whenever you have time in your day.

If you’ve never used a devotional or Bible app before, or just never discovered one you enjoy, we’ve got a great list of Christian Bible and devotional apps for you to check out. Here are Crosswalk’s top 10 favorite Christian devotional apps we think everyone should check out!

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Daily Bible Devotion App

Daily Bible Devotion App

Daily Bible Devotion is a free app that brings you daily verses & religious inspirational devotions. Receive a morning and an evening Bible verse and devotional for every day of the year. Start and end your day meditating on God’s word with daily devotionals that are easy to understand and that you can apply to your life. To deepen your devotional readings, receive Bible trivia each day with questions that help you engage with and memorize Scriptures followed by clean Bible humor to brighten your day.

As a Christian, growing your personal relationship with God is important. But for those people we know who aren't church-goers, the daily devotionals can easily be shared with anyone!

Features:
* New devotionals available daily that help you grow as a believer
* Encouraging Bible verse with each devotional
* A new Bible devotional is delivered to your app each day, twice a day
* Each devotion is short and uplifting
* Each devotional comes with a way to apply it to your life
* Share any devotional with your friends and family
* New Bible trivia each day to test your Bible knowledge
* Bible humor to bring laughter to your day
* Save your favorite devotionals to read later or to reference
* Get notified when the devotionals are available

A great way to receive your daily bread and encourage you to develop your spiritual life through praise and prayer. Remember, you will also get a life application for each Bible verse and Scripture!

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Why we like it: Not only does this app offer inspiring devotions, it also offering Bible trivia, and there's a notification when new devotional content is added. 

Available on Google Play and iTunes App Store. 

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Daily Bible App - Audio, Reading Plans, Devos

Daily Bible App - Audio, Reading Plans, Devos

Stay encouraged with a new verse each day. Grow in your faith with reading plans and devotionals. You can also have the Bible read to you with the audio feature. Select your favorite Bible version and dive into the Word today!

Daily Bible Verse : 
- Start your day with a daily Bible verse. You will get automatic daily notification. You can read or just listen. Choose Bible verse in different versions like KJV, NIV, ESV, etc

Daily Bible Reading Plan : 
- Choose from a wide range of Bible reading plans and read Holy Bible. DailyBible can play back the reading plan. You can read or just listen.

Easy & Fast Search any Bible verse or topic:
- Easily search any verse of any topic. Search from a wide range of Bible Versions like KJV, ESV, NIV and lots more. Just speak to search.

Daily Bible devotionals.
- Listen to a wide range of Biblical Christian Devotions. Choose from a huge list of devotional podcasts. Read or listen from devotions. 
- Save a Bible devotional podcast and listen to it offline

- Bible Index
Read or Listen to any chapter from any book in Holy Bible easily. Supports multiple Bible versions like KJV, NIV, ESV, etc. 

- *NEW* Offline Bible
Read the Bible without an internet connection. Offline Bible now available!
 

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Why we like it: We like the wide variety of content and options for Bible reading on this app. 

Available on Google Play

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First 5 App

First 5 App

Transform your time with God using the First 5 app, developed by Proverbs 31 Ministries. We believe in giving the Lord our firsts! So it only makes sense for us to give Him our first thoughts of each day. First 5 was specifically designed to greet you with a short teaching in God’s Word first, before you get distracted by social media and everything else screaming for your attention. It will equip you to better study and know the Word of God.

Features

*One Chapter a Day: We unpack books of the bible, focusing on one passage of scripture per day. So, instead of your daily scripture being random, First 5 will help you start to sense real progress in your understanding of the Bible.

*Highlight, Save and Share: You can now highlight any portion of our daily teachings to bookmark, share or add a personal note. Review your notes and activity through your Profile and use the new export feature to save them to your device.

*Reminder Functionality: Set up a reminder in the app and choose a custom message to bring you into the Word.

*Daily Scriptural Teaching: When you turn off your First 5 reminder, you’ll go straight to a daily Teaching.

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Why we like it: This app is perfect for starting your day in Scripture! This app offers easy to follow reading plans .

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play

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YouVersion Bible App

YouVersion Bible App

The Bible App lets you explore the Bible with your closest friends. Share honest conversations about Scripture with a community of people you know and trust. Learn along with them as you see what they’re discovering.

STUDY THE BIBLE

* Hundreds of Plans: you’ll find devotionals, as well as Plans that lead you through specific topics, portions of the Bible, or even the entire Bible in a year.
* Watch and share clips from ‘The Bible’ TV miniseries, the world-changing ‘JESUS’ film, and ‘The Lumo Project.’
* Search the Bible using keywords.

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Why we like it: New devotions are added frequently and it's fun to share your progress with your friends, espeically if you're working through a devotion together.

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play

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She Reads Truth App

She Reads Truth App

She Reads Truth is an online community of women who read the Bible together daily.

Hundreds of thousands of women gather each day via the She Reads Truth app, the SheReadsTruth.com web site, and the #SheReadsTruth hashtag on social media to read God's Word and encourage one another to live out the truth of the Gospel in our real, everyday lives. Our goal is simple—to read the Bible daily and find Christ in every page.

The She Reads Truth Bible + Devotional app allows women from around the world and all places in life to connect with God's Word and each other, anytime and anywhere. Whether your Truth time comes in the early morning before the world wakes, a 30-minute lunch break at your desk, or in the middle of the night with a newborn baby in your arms—the She Reads Truth app brings your quiet (or not so quiet!) time to YOU, right where you are.

The app features—

*Gorgeous, user-friendly layout and design
*Full-text Bible (with new translations added soon!)
*Free and paid devotional reading plans, with new content added daily
*Bookmarking, journaling and sharing capability
*Real-time commenting that syncs with the She Reads Truth web site
*Beautiful, shareable images featuring content from the daily scripture and devotional readings
*Free, downloadable scripture lock screens for your phone (an excellent tool for scripture memorization!)
*In-app camera with free photo overlays
*Customizable notifications to remind you to read Truth at your ideal time of day
*Bible search function
*Settings for font size, preferred Bible translation, red letter function, and nighttime display

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Why we like it: This is a great community for women to come together and study the Bible together no matter how far apart you may be! 

Available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play

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He Reads Truth App

He Reads Truth App

The He Reads Truth app is a Bible-reading tool designed for men — to meet men where they are and encourage them to read God’s Word daily.

THE HE READS TRUTH APP FEATURES:

- High-design, user-friendly layout
- Full-text, searchable Bible in multiple translations
- Bookmarking, note-taking and sharing capability
- Free and paid scripture reading plans, with new content added daily
- Supplemental scripture passages to provide biblical context for each day’s reading
- Interactive journaling to record thoughts, notes and prayers to keep for your reference or share with other HRT readers
- Shareable images featuring quotes from the day’s reading
- Downloadable scripture lock screens for your phone, which double as convenient tools for scripture memorization
- Free "Bible In A Year" reading plan that tracks your progress percentage as you go
- Customizable notifications to remind you to read at your ideal time of day
- Settings for font size, preferred Bible translation, red letter function, and nighttime display

He Reads Truth exists to help men become who we were made to be, by doing what we were made to do, by the power and provision God has given us to do it, for the glory of Jesus Christ.

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Why we like it: This is a great community for men to come together and study the Bible! 

Available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play

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Our Daily Bread App

Our Daily Bread App

The Our Daily Bread devotional is read by millions of people around the world and encourages people to spend time with God every day. Join the Our Daily Bread community in growing closer to Christ. Daily readings are available in many languages, including English, Afrikaans, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Malay, Myanmar, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Sinhala, Tamil, Thai, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

With the Our Daily Bread app, it’s easy to:
* Download a month of daily readings at a time for offline access.
* Listen as you read with the built-in audio player.
* Set a daily reminder to help you stay in God’s Word.
* Share daily readings with your friends by email and social media.
* Bookmark your favorite daily readings and capture your thoughts in your private journal.
* Discuss daily readings with other Our Daily Bread readers in the public comments.

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Why we like it: There are multiple languages available if English isn't your first language, and you can download daily readings for offline access. 

Available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play

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iDisciple App

iDisciple App

iDisciple conveniently delivers sermons, exclusive Growth Plans, devotionals, and music from hundreds of top Christian authors, speakers, ministries, and artists to you - any time, any place, on any device.

Receive content from top Christian authors, speakers, and ministries such as Rick Warren, Andy Stanley, Lysa TerKeurst, Joyce Meyer, Ravi Zacharias, John C. Maxwell, Third Day, Anne Graham Lotz & more!

iDisciple makes everything specifically for you. No matter the device, you will be closer connected to your personal spiritual growth.

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Why we like it: New content is available from well-known Christian speakers and artists; however, you only get three pieces of free content a day - you get unlimited access with their subscription plan. 

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play.

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d365 Daily Devotionals App

d365 Daily Devotionals App

d365 Daily Devotionals is the free mobile version of the online daily devotional experience read by millions of people. Since 2001, d365.org has provided relevant reflections for students on themes that impact their faith journey.

With this app you can:

*Read daily devotionals

*Listen to original d365 music

*Set an alarm to remind you of your devotional each day

*Read past devotionals in the archive

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Why we like it: You can archive devotions and access past devotions easily. 

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play

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Solid Joys - John Piper Daily Devotional App

Solid Joys - John Piper Daily Devotional App

Solid Joys is a daily devotional app from the ministry of John Piper. These short but substantive readings aim to feed your joy in Jesus every day of the year.

Features:

* Star devotionals to add them to your favorites list
* Share devotionals via Facebook, Twitter, and more
* Browse devotionals by Scripture passage
* Swipe to view devotionals for other days
* Turn on daily reminders to read
* Adjust font size
* Night reading mode
* Search devotionals
* Change language (available in English and Korean)

Desiring God’s mission is to help people everywhere understand and embrace the truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.

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Why we like it: Finding devotionals based on certain Scripture passages is very helpful! 

Available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play

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New City Catechism App

New City Catechism App

The New City Catechism is a modern-day resource aimed at helping children and adults alike learn the core doctrines of the Christian faith via 52 questions and answers. The New City Catechism mobile app makes it easy to take all of the questions and answers with you wherever you go—for free!

The app pairs each question and answer with a Scripture reading from the ESV, a short prayer, and a devotional commentary written by contemporary pastors, including John Piper, Timothy Keller, Kevin DeYoung, and others. The app also includes a short version of each answer and kid-friendly songs designed to help children memorize the entire catechism.

Features:

  • 52 catechism questions and answers related to God, humanity, sin, salvation, and more
  • Devotional commentary on every question and answer written by respected pastors and church leaders
  • Short prayers to accompany each question and answer
  • A children's mode featuring short versions of each answer and quick access to kid-friendly songs designed to aid memorization
  • Related Bible passages drawn from the ESV

The New City Catechism is a joint project of the Gospel Coalition and Crossway.

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Why we like it: This app takes a different approach and offers answers to common Christian questions in an easy to understand format. 

Available on the iTunes App Store and GooglePlay

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We hope you have enjoyed reading about the different devotional apps we recommend, and we hope you'll try a few and find one that works best for you! 





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