Experience God's refreshing touch as you read Streams in the Desert by Mrs. Charles Cowman updated with digital features for your iPhone or iPad.

Mrs. Charles E. Cowman, the wife of Rev. Charles Cowman, founder of the Oriental Missionary Society, were missionaries in Japan from 1901 to 1918. She compiled Streams in the Desert from various sermons, readings, writings, and poetry she had read over the years.

The immense popularity of this book has allowed at least 19 editions of the book to be printed. The widespread appeal grows daily as new readers discover the joy, challenge, and inspiration found in Streams in the Desert.

• Classic and timeless devotional content.
• Daily reminders to read your daily devotion.
• Listen to devotional content read by built-in voice synthesizer.
• Bookmark your favorites and add your own notes.
• Share devotional content or image through messaging or social media.
• Choose your reading font and reading mode; white, sepia or black.

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What’s New

Version 5.0.4

Added daily verse.
Added morning and evening prayers.
Minor fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
693 Ratings

693 Ratings

Freedom In Light ,

Favorite compilation withstanding time

This compilation of daily readings has proven to be a favorite of mine that I have returned to repeatedly over the past 10 years. Many things on the surface of my life have changed- yet these messages remain timeless treasures. I keep expecting familiarity to ruin the enlightenment that dawns across my soul when rediscovering some incredible facet of truth in this walk of faith. But it hasn’t happened yet. I cannot recommend it enough. The app is beautiful, I absolutely love the images that accompany each reading. It’s easy to share as well. Every aspect of this app is well thought out.

L💓ve you Nanna 💕 ,

Lovely devotional

Everything about the devotional is lovely except the voice option – please find a different voice that pronounces words correctly and is more pleasant to listen to ~you have a great product and by that I hate to call a devotional a product but on the phone that's what it is so be the best you can be and I thank you for your devotionals they've meant a great deal to me as I just lost my 49-year-old son with pancreatic cancer – I would send these devotionals to him and he was greatly blessed so thank you again for asking and I hope that you all have a blessed rest of the week – Nan


Thank you...

I so appreciate the app developers using the ORIGINAL Streams in the Desert, not the "updated" version that seems to be everywhere. The selections in this book are so rich and beautiful and deep...I certainly don't need anyone to translate it into modern-day dumbed down English! I have looked on and off for years for an app like this and was so happy to find not only this, but Spurgeon's Morning and Evening too. Bought the bundle and have been very satisfied.

I did drop it one star though because there's no way to highlight in the passages. (At least that I've been able to find. Maybe I'm missing it.) Other than that, it's just what I was looking for!


68.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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