Paying for anything “church” is at first strange. but God created life and if it is because of Him that all life and jobs exist and that we should be able to connect with him through it all then shouldn’t we be paying for any jobs? Or anything? If this were a memoir from a president or your favorite celebrity you wouldn’t question payment at all. It’s a tough topic but sometimes people actually work hard in what they do and they find themselves working hard within the church and some positions deserve compensation. These one stars seem kind of “casting-the-first-stone”-ish haha. So, yes. As many as the reviews have said, the devotional content seemed to have changed from something really beautiful to something unrelatable to all but I definitely feel that they have seen the comments and that they are back on track now and I now can start recommending this back to people. 1 Star for user friendliness 1 Stars for meaningful devotions 1 Star for the apps beauty 1 Star that it actually works 1 Star for reasonable pricing
These devotionals are so refreshing! I’d been looking for a devotional beyond the My Daily Bread types and these speak to my heart!
Unfortunately, the writer of this app has changed and that is abundantly clear. The devotions are hard to follow and read as unfocused and meandering. This app was the devotion standard on iOS back when it first began. I have paid for an annual subscription, but now I just go back to my archived devotionals from 2014 and 2015. No refunds, of course. I am extremely disappointed.
So much promise within this app. If sharing the gospel on social media is the goal then sharing dvo app graphics and devotionals would be ideal. However, accessing the graphics requires a fee of up to $5.99 and even the archives require a fee.
Well I was surprised that the app itself was free, the first day was lackluster and all it did was give a scripture reference then talked ALL about the application and people who made it (husband and wife team) and all it offers a that was day one of the daily devotional... the NEXT DAY, today... I get up early to do what I hope is better than yesterday (because I came up with my own reading for yesterday)... and was met with a freakin pay screen. Are you KIDDING me?!! First of all I downloaded this because I was desperately seeking some direction with my weekday devotions and feeling like God was really distant. Then to be met with this. Such a disappointment and let down. Tell people up front what they are getting. And trust me, your little first into devotional was NOT good enough to make me want to pay for further reading assignments. How disappointing.
While I love DVO and Pocket Fuel, without subscribing to them you have no idea that they are EXACTLY THE SAME DEVOTIONALS on the same day. Do not make the same mistake I did and pay for a year subscription for both of them.
I’m still on the hunt for a good daily devotional app. This one has great reviews but I literally couldn’t get through the Day 2 devotional as it felt completely full of shallow fluff and nothing of substance. I don’t need to read 6 paragraphs about how Jesus is the essence of the dirt, the flowers, the mountains, a newborn baby’s breath, and I just need to take life step by step, day by day, and enjoy life. This is literally like marshmallows- overly sweet, unnecessary, and not sustaining. I want to ingest something nutritious that feeds my soul- food for thought. Something that grows my understanding and spirituality. Also, why is “he” (as in God), never capitalized?? And what is the New Passion Translation that literally makes less sense than NIV? Guess my search for a good app continues...
I’ve been a subscriber since July 2013 and I can’t say enough good things about this app. I love the images and the ease of saving and sharing is wonderful. I love having the backgrounds on my phone. So meaningful and just my favorite app. I always have it on my phone
Best devotional ever. I tell all my friends! I have subscribed for almost 3 years. I am disappointed in the readings over this last year. The author writes too often about her personal crisis with health, career, and money. She is so young to be trying to give life examples constantly. There is not enough substance to each reading to be helpful to my spiritual needs on a daily basis. I don’t enjoy a brief introduction to a topic series and then read “more tomorrow “. I would rather pay a bit more to have a topic more developed and some Biblical content deciphered. I believe the author has valuable Biblical information to share. I have learned so much when the Hebrew meanings are defined. That gives me a whole different perspective to the Bible verses. I believe the author reads wonderful books and skillfully uses those authors’ quotes in her writing . The author is a beautiful writer. I do not enjoy the poetry as a devotional. It is lovely but not helpful. I want Biblical centered reading.
Hey team. I love what you’ve created I just have one bit of feedback. It wasn’t clear to me that tapping the book icon concealed actual written devotionals. Maybe consider using a call to action instead. “Read” Maybe it could say that just the first time and after the user has interacted a couple times you could pair it down to just the icon. Keep up the awesome work.