The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal prayer,” by Fr. John Bartunek, LC, has already improved thousands of lives in its best-selling book form. Now the same practical and deep help for Christian meditation is available in an App!
Fr. Bartunek has created an extensive, Christ-centered resource to serve as a daily meditation companion. It is a Bible study on the four Gospels (included in full), a survey of saints' writings, a guide to prayer, and a fresh introduction to Jesus rolled into one. The Better Part enables us to read, meditate, absorb and apply the Gospels to our lives, and it serves as a catalyst to personalize times of prayer, enabling us to follow the Holy Spirit's lead into holiness.
Each Gospel passage includes four commentaries: Christ as Lord, Christ as Teacher, Christ as Friend, and Christ in my Life. Questions for personal reflection and small group discussion are also included.
You can choose to go through “The Better Part” sequentially or according to the Liturgical Calendar.
We lead tremendously busy lives, with 1,001 things to do. Even so, every saint and renowned spiritual director through the ages has said the same thing: If we desire to become saints, we must spend time daily in meditation. With this App, you can make that happen in a powerful new way.

What’s New

Version 3.1.3

- updated text formatting
- updates for iPad

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Theres Biland ,

My daily start up

This app offers excellent messages that speaks directly to the reader, in a very personal way. I feel like Jesus is conversing with me, to give help in understanding his word and guidance on how to act on it. Its great for people who may have been away from the faith as well as those who are searching to grow even closer to Christ.
Thank you Father Bartunek, for putting this together.

CI&F ,

Love it but font size too small

When I first downloaded this app a few years ago, I was able to change the font size as well as select specific areas of text or select all, then copy and paste or share to various forms of media (email, text message, Facebook, etc). For some unknown reason, the text selection feature didn’t work. I deleted the app and redownloaded it. Now, neither feature works, unfortunately. It’s still great to have access to Fr. Bartunek’s tremendous insights and commentary on the daily gospel readings!

Jo Harn ,

The Better Part

This is a good guide to the daily readings. I couldn't go to daily Mass without first reading the Meditation for that day. As I was getting the hang of it and beginning to be a routine, the app won't open. I don't know what went wrong. I tried deleting it and re-installing it but it doesn't work anymore. I felt like I loss something valuable. I miss it. Pls help me get this app back.

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