Holy Reads 9+

Summaries of Christian books

Holy Reads OU

    • 4.6 • 49 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Holy Reads brings you the best of Christian publishing in a fraction of the time.

• Each summary is designed so you can read it in 20 min or less.
• Read, listen, or watch! All summaries come in written, audiobook, and video formats.
• Get the main ideas of hundreds of bestsellers.
• New summaries are added daily.
• All our summaries are written in an easy-to-follow, jargon-free style that you can understand and remember.

• Listen to the essentials!
• All our summaries are read by talented voice actors.
• Relax while hearing the crucial ideas you need to succeed in the Christian life.

• Watch the big ideas!
• All our summaries come in animated video form as well.
• Visual learning through our video summaries illuminates complex concepts and helps you remember them later.

• Verified accuracy: All our summaries are rigorously fact-checked by Christian scholars with PhDs to ensure accuracy.
• Christian approach: Our summaries are written by committed Christians with experience in church ministry.
• Biblically sound: Holy Reads stands within the broad stream of the historic Christian faith, especially as it is manifested in evangelicalism.
• Trustworthy content: We avoid titles that compromise the gospel or espouse viewpoints contrary to the plain teaching of Scripture.

• 20 min summaries in written, audio, and video formats give you the flexibility to learn in the medium of your choice.
• Access the summaries with multiple devices on the same account and use them online or offline.
• Phone, laptop, iPad, or tablet – summaries where and when you want them.
• Send written summaries to your Kindle to read.
• Personalize summaries with notes and highlighting.
• Share excerpts from summaries with your friends as images or texts.

• Daily devotionals to lift you up.
• Curated lists written by experts to provide overviews of important works in each field.
• Summaries of must-read articles from top Christian magazines and media outlets.
• Curriculum for classes: We provide small groups packets that bundle summaries by topics and supply supplemental discussion materials for home groups or Sunday school classes

The modern Christian life is complex, so we cover every area of Christian thought and practice. Our summaries are arranged into 23 different categories. These include:
• Apologetics
• Bible Studies
• Child Raising & Parenting
• Christian Faith
• Christian History
• Christian Leadership
• Christian Living & Personal Growth
• Christian Ministry
• Church
• Discipleship
• Evangelism & Mission
• Inspiration & Encouragement
• Marriage
• Men
• Personal Finances
• Prayer
• Relationships
• Society & Culture
• Spiritual Warfare
• Teens
• Theology
• Women
• Worship


• Monthly Plan for $4.99 per month
• Yearly Plan for $49.99 per year (and save 17%)

• Unlimited access to hundreds of written, audio, and video summaries
• New written, audio, and video summaries added daily.
• Daily devotionals, curated articles, and summaries of must-read articles from top Christian magazines
• Send written summaries to your Kindle to read.
• And much more …

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What’s New

Version 1.2.1

If they gave Oscars for bug squashing, our team of engineers would have swept the board this week. Thanks to them, the latest version of the Holy Reads app runs quicker and smoother than ever.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

LeeBirdFree ,

This app is a Godsend!

I used to love to read, but this menopause brain is a beast! Before that it was my raising kids brain. It’s been years since I felt I could focus on a book long enough to get it read. This app enables me to get the gist of books on my “to read” list in a short time. I’m able to glean tons of spiritual truth from many authors more efficiently. This app doesn’t replace books; it provides readers with a way to read summaries and then make the choice to get the full book when time permits. Highly recommend!

Jayra2706 ,

100% recommend

Walking with Christ is not a journey one should ever be on alone. Although everything is found in the Bible, if not careful, things can be interpreted the wrong way. This is why this application is so helpful. It’s full of great books from many different authors to help dissect the Bible, give it meaning and different perspectives without stepping away from the truth. In all things it is wise to use discernment, so the summaries are very helpful in deciding what to read in whatever season I’m in. I highly recommend this app!

sammmlynnn ,

Great way to explore books!

The Holy Reads app has provided a great way to explore a variety of books on specific topics. I like that summaries are detailed but concise. The summaries are straightforward which makes them easy to read but also seem to maintain the voice of the author. This was mostly noticeable when reading summaries of books by C.S. Lewis. I prefer the option of reading the summaries but it’s nice to have the audio to listen to while cleaning the house or driving. I’m excited to see how this new app grows!

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