Experience God's refreshing touch as you read Streams in the Desert by Mrs. Charles Cowman updated with digital features for today's smartphones and tablets.

Be refreshed by God’s Word daily as you read Daily Streams, a daily devotional based on Streams in the Desert by Mrs. Charles Cowman.

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.
• Bookmarks and notes.
• Share content through Facebook, Twitter and email.
• Read using different fonts, font size and in low-light environment.
• Track your reading progress.
• Ad-Supported free app.

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What’s New

Version 4.55.2

New background photo images.
New custom font styles for Sharing Verse with Image.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
898 Ratings

898 Ratings

altouser ,

So grateful to have found this devotional!

Streams in the desert speaks to my heart daily! It covers a lot of hard truths you would not hear about these days, not even in churches. Some Christians erroneously live under the impression that when things go wrong in their lives, it is because they did something wrong. Streams in the desert instead suggests that these hard times are indeed God's way of building us up. And making us depend on Him. I found this uplifting devotional when I was going through a life crisis, and when everyone around me kept telling me it was my fault. Using this devitional, in addition to prayers and unwavering faith and trust in God, I was able to navigate the situation with a different mindset.
I have recommended the friends and will definitely keep recommending this great book! And having this on the phone, is such a great privilege- makes it easier for me to stick to the routine.

kerribrandon7 ,

Sweet and deep music to my soul

I have been reading Streams in the Desert for over 10 years...ever since I found a 1925 printing of this beautiful, sweet and powerful devotional. God has brought me so much wisdom, healing, joy, conviction and blessing through this amazing book. When I found this app, I praised God (and still do every single day). To be able to have this devotional & daily wherever I go and the reminder that we are ALL on this journey together, was a HUGE blessing. I am able to share it with so many more people and have seen the power of God work through these devotions and touch and transform the lives of others. God IS SO good to us!!!!✝️😇♥️ Thanks to the developers of this application of a most precious book.

Renewed Interest in Biking ,

I Enjoy the App

The devotionals offer a refreshing perspective on daily living and our future hope as Christians. I appreciate the text-to-speech feature though it is a little wooden sounding at times. I think a natural voice would be better but this would probably result in being charged a fee for the app. The artificial voice does force me to pay more attention to the devotion of the day, and often prompts me to actually read the devotional for myself rather than merely listen to it. Reading the devotional aids in my understanding of it anyway so it’s not a negative at all. Thank you for developing the app and making it free! I am very much encouraged by it.


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



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