The goal of Read Scripture is that everyone would read the Bible for themselves and discover the truth and beauty of God’s Word.
To this end, we are curating a year-long Bible reading plan and supplementing the reading with amazingly creative videos (produced by our friends at the Bible Project) that explain every book of the Bible, major theological themes of the gospel, and tips on how to read the Bible.
We house all of this content in a beautifully designed app that is available to download in the App Store.
We encourage you to experience Read Scripture in community but it is set up so that you can go through it on your own.
Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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Ratings and Reviews
Read Scripture Review
I give this 5 Stars. A really great app. Probably the best for reading the whole Scripture. Our whole church is going through this right now. We started in January. At the first of the year, one always knew where we were because the Psalms number was the same as the number of the day of the year. That is Feb 28 was day 58. This only works if you start at the first of the year. A lot of people do not. In the second half, if you got behind and were trying to catch up, it was hard to know your target, and it was hard to get in sync with the rest of the Church. May I suggest: when one starts the app, inter the date and add a calendar to the program so you can refer to it and keep up, knowing where you should be. Also the videos are so tiny I have to use a magnifying glass to read them. Please allow us to enlarge them. Maybe you could allow a full size print out of the visual, as well, (or a video download). Allow us to highlight and copy and paste a passage for memorizing. Other then that you deserve SEVEN stars. God bless you and your families.
Very Cool. Even Better Than Expected
I was looking for something related to Francis Chan in the App Store, because I love his quote, “I want to live my life in such a way that if God doesn’t come through I’m screwed.” That’s become my life motto in combination with Jeremiah 17:7 “But the person who trusts in the Lord will be blessed. The Lord will show him that he can be trusted.”
The bible app I’ve used for years has taken on too much of a social media format, so I download this app. This app is very impressive. The short videos are very well done in regards to content, narration and artwork. What a great idea to put the Bible in context for the reader. No matter how many times you read through the Bible you learn something new.
The illustrations are very cool and it’s a nice feature to hide the verse numbers if you want, to give a different reading experience. The circular animation that coincides with taking a deep breath is fantastic. I need a reminder to take a deep breath and relax. Francis Chan frequently mentions each breath we take is because God allowed it.
God Lives Through This App!
I was reading in my YouVersion Bible plan, and stumbled upon a video. It was an amazing overview of the books, within really cool animations.
I showed my 10-year-old a few videos from the app, and he was in awe of the Comic-book-style renderings. He said it made the Bible so much more readable because it became fun. (But I have to admit, I think I'm more hooked on these videos than he is.) There are various artistic creations - from what look like comics, to beautiful scenes that look like they were painted in watercolors.
Of course, the app isn't just a bunch of videos. Do you ever look at scripture and wonder why there are line breaks and poetic-style passages? Well, not any more. Put into actual paragraphs, the Bible is an amazing read. Almost like a novel. Because of that, I find that I'm much better absorbing, and comprehending, what I read. The Bible has always been a bit off to me because of the style. Now I actually enjoy reading it.
Reading and watching is available at your own pace. Want to skip to books & chapters and read stories of what you feel is more important to you at different times? Go ahead. You can always go back and see anything you've skipped, (and also re-read the ones you haven't.)
I don't have even one negative to present. This is by far my favorite app of all time, and I hope everyone realizes the amount of time, effort, and super creativity that has been put into it.
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- Crazy Love Ministries
- 75.9 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2015 Crazy Love Ministries
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.