The long wait is finally over, I received my new phone last week and I am thoroughly satisfied. With the latest, greatest iPhone 5 in my possession I am cool again (for at least 6 months)! Much of the fun in a new device is found in identifying, downloading, and arranging the desired apps. This digital ordering has been the focus of my evenings ever since I received my ‘Uber’-slick phone.
And as I accumulated my list of ‘must-have’ apps, I realized that they are worthy of promotion. So I decided to share with you some more notable residents of my electronic real estate. Here they are in no specific order:
1. ESV Bible
The English Standard Version is my default Bible translation. It maintains a balance between the accuracy of a word-by-word translation (NASB, etc) and the readability of a paraphrase translation (NIV, etc). The layout is clean, making navigating and reading the Bible easy.
The Gospel Coalition is an online community that promotes gospel-centered living. It hosts forums, blogs, interviews, reviews, and the like – it is a wonderful bazaar of precious truths. I frequently browse through the site and find my mind stimulated and my faith strengthened.
Humor me with this one, but I have to include a little bit of Spurgeon. Charles Spurgeon’s famous devotional, Morning and Evening is a wonderful addition to your daily time with God. There are a number of apps that offer this timeless favorite, but this is my personal favorite.
More people lie about praying than they would like to admit. Their promises to pray are often sincere and yet quickly forgotten. Here is a nifty app that allows you to list your prayer needs on your device and keep your praying purposeful. This one is new for me, but I like it.
5. New City
Another new app, I am really excited about this one. This is a modern catechism that is customizable for children and/or adults. It is incredibly well done and includes video commentary from some leading evangelical teachers. The only drawback to this app is that it is restricted to iPad.
The Logos Bible app is the largest, most advanced resource for mobile Bible study. A sophisticated library system, which enables the user to search an incredible number of resources. The app is free, but the reference books must be purchased either in packages or individually.
What about you? Do you have a list of favorites that we all need to know about? I still have some space on my phone, and I want to rectify that!