A few weeks ago a lovely young lady was asking about women’s devotionals on our Facebook group and we had some really great suggestions! One came up called She Reads Truth, an online devotional for women, with devotional plans studying the different books of the bible or different topics.
Today I am not going to touch on the doctrine of the devotions, as I have not had a good enough look through them for that. However what I would like to talk about is their App. Yes, a She Reads Truth App! And it is pretty cool!
This app can be downloaded on your devices, both IOS and Android,
so it can work on any tablet, smart phone or iPod. It is downloadable via the She Reads Truth website or via Google Play or iTunes.
Now, there are a number of reasons I love this app and I hope to list them out for you in the next few paragraphs.
- It has the full Bible
The She Reads Truth app has the full bible on the app in its own section so that you can access your bible when you are out and about as well as at home. It has the ESV, NIV and KJV, which are all acceptable versions in our Reformed Churches around the world, as well as a few others. Unfortunately there is no NKJV, however, it can be of great use to compare other translations like the NIV to your printed NKJV.
- You can take Notes
Another great element of this app is that it has an area where you can take notes on your devotions. These notes are dated and also allows scripture links so that when you reread them you can quickly access texts you are referring too.
You can bookmark inspirational texts or text that you want to refer back to in the future. Any text you find striking can be found back at the tap of a screen and your bookmarks can’t fall out like in a print bible. This one is a fabulous point for me; my bookmarks are always getting lost!
She Reads Truth has a bunch of lovely screen wallpapers to remind you of striking texts every time you look at your phone or tablet. I always love a cute quote picture and I am sure a lot you do too and it is such a great way to dress up our devices rather than having pictures of our latest celebrity crush or movie poster.
- Devotional Reminder
My personal favourite! Life gets busy and sometimes we keep putting off devotions until its too late and we are too tired. But with the She Reads Truth app you can set a reminder to spend time with God, and focus on your quiet time with Him. You can set the reminder for any time of the day, so if you want to be reminded to do your devotions you can set aside some time each day and get yourself into a routine.
- Devotional Plans
Although I said I wasn’t going to touch on the devotional plans I just wanted to make mention of how they are set out because they are really well planned. Some plans like The Bible In A Year are free, while others are a few dollars to purchase for your ‘bookshelf’. The Bible in a Year plan is a great one as it set you a plan of chapters of the bible to read to get you through the whole book in a year. Others have a passage and then a text and devotion to read which can also be a great as the scripture passage is right there. There is also a marked as read feature so that you can keep track of where you are in the plan.
All in all, I feel that this app is a great way to organize and follow your devotions, even if you are not using the plans they have given. It is a great way to keep track of your thoughts, read your bible on the go and bookmark important passages. It is also great for helping you keep a devotional routine where we can serve God and delve into His word each day.
Love Roslyn x