Resources

Websites

Utmost – My Utmost for His Highest is a classic of devotional literature. Discover the wisdom of Oswald Chambers who challenges you to give yourself fully to God.

Bible Gateway – Online bible, Study guide, and devotional.

PRINTED DEVOTIONAL BOOKS

The Upper Room – [from their website] “The Upper Room daily devotional guide contains meditations that show real people struggling to live faithfully in real-life situations, with the Bible as the touchstone for and measure of faithful living. The writers of the daily meditations that appear in The Upper Room are both laity and clergy and come from around the world. However, all in some way reflect the belief that God wills only good for each of us and that God calls us to lives of love, forgiveness, and service to others, according to the example of Christ.”

Listen: Praying in a Noisy World – [from Amazon] “We live in a world of noise. Everywhere we go, we hear sounds that compete for our minds and hearts. Listening to God requires a deliberate choice to shut out the chaos around us and focus our thoughts.Listen, by Rueben P. Job, is a 40-day experience created to offer help to those new to prayer, those with a daily prayer routine, and those whose lives seem too busy to pray. With a focus on listening prayer and prayer as a two-way conversation, the experience will assist individuals and groups in building and deepening a personal prayer practice and spiritual discernment.”

A Disciple’s Journal – [from Amazon] “A Disciple’s Journal, carefully designed and deeply Wesleyan, provides a pattern of daily prayer and scripture reading for disciples who want to grow in holiness of heart and life. It invites readers into a Wesleyan way of following Jesus Christ shaped by the General Rule of Discipleship: To witness to Jesus Christ in the world and to follow his teachings through acts of compassion, justice, worship, and devotion under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.” These are released yearly. You can pick up a 2016 Journal for Kindle right now.

DAILY EMAIL DEVOTIONS

Upper Room – An email version of the printed devotional book.

Daily Text – A daily scripture reflection that tends to follow through a book of the Bible.

Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations – Daily meditations sent by Richard Rohr. A renowned spiritual leader and Franciscan priest.  Rhythms tend to follow exploring theological topics over extended periods of time.

PHONE APPS

Pray-As-You-Go  Apple Store

Pray-As-You-Go  Google Store

 Pray as you go is a daily prayer session, designed for use on portable devices, to help you pray whenever you find time.  The app contains not only a daily scripture devotion, but also various other forms of prayer.  My personal favorite are the Examen Prayers they offer for various ages. They also have a website which houses all of their content.


Bible  Apple Store

Bible  Google Store

 Arguably the most popular Bible app on the market. This app contains multiple translations of scripture as well as countless reading and devotional plans to choose from.  You can program reminders that will help you to develop the habit of daily prayer.


Bible APP for Kids  Apple Store

Bible APP for Kids  Google Store

Through interactive adventures and beautiful animations, kids explore the big stories of the Bible. The Bible App for Kids is a delight-filled experience designed to encourage kids to return again and again. It’s the beginning of a lifelong love of God’s Word.


Deep Blue  Apple Store 

Deep Blue  Google Store 

Imagine if a child could hear a Bible lesson Sunday morning and later that week at home could log onto a digital virtual world through a mobile device, where the lessons that were taught in Sunday school were reinforced and brought to life in 3D.  While playing, children would not only have fun but learn while they experienced Bible truths. Children would associate God’s Word in a positive way that would encourage them to share it with friends.