I really like my phone and love all the different apps I can put on it. I’ve always got a mini computer with me – camera, email, and many more things. I think I have about a gazillion apps on my phone. 😀 And I use lots of them. Every now and then I realize I just have too many and will delete the ones I never use.
Recently I was offered an iTunes gift card in exchange for doing a review on this app: Awakening To God (Disclosure) I was excited to try it out since it allowed you to journal your devotions and that is something I do almost always on a daily basis.
The features include:
- inspiration and encouragement for those in their walk with Christ
- A daily Scripture verse to memorize and meditate upon
- Journaling your gratitude to God
- Journaling how God spoke to you today – there are morning and evening entries
- Journaling your prayers for today
I’ve also enjoyed listening to the stories from the couple who developed the app. They have been through much suffering and have experienced the grace of God in bringing them through these times. It is definitely worth hearing their testimonies.
This Bible app allows for 8 minutes a day to get your morning started with the Lord. There’s a reason behind that which is explained within the app. One of the reasons is that the founders, who have experienced so much suffering, lost 2 of their 3 children on the 8th of the month and 8 years apart.
Sounds pretty cool huh? Well, I thought so too, but to be honest I was a little disappointed. Yes, I do like the idea of the app, but I think it should be developed a little more.
It has just one verse in one version per day. There’s no way to see the verse in its context or to read it in another version. It would be so nice if the whole Bible was included in this app.
I understand the reasoning behind the 8 minutes a day and that’s all well and good but I don’t like the idea of “Well I’ve spent my time with the Lord so I’m good to go. I feel like I am limiting God. I don’t like to rush God. There are some days that I can spend a few minutes in devotions and I learn so much, but there are other days when the Holy Spirit prompts me to keep reading, keep studying because there are things I need to learn and apply. 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
The cost is 3.99 which to me is not worth it since there are many other free Bible apps out there that included the whole Bible as well as other great features. However, the money does go for a good cause. In purchasing the App you will be paying for 5 meals for orphans and widows in India which makes for opportunity to proclaim the good news to these people.
You can purchase the app here: