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User Reviews for Read Scripture

Nothing is more important

I have been a Christian my whole life, raised in the church, Bible college for a couple years, etc and I’ve had moments of feeling close and feeling far away from God. I love the encouragement by Francis Chan and other godly leaders to get alone with God, to make personal intentional time with Him. I had heard about and tried (unsuccessfully) for years to read my Bible but I just never found a rhythm or put in the work. I often felt like reading the Bible was good by not necessary and compared it to flossing - beneficial but not worth the effort to me. But since I’ve started using this app, all of that has changed. I am on my longest streak of readying the Bible every morning (70 days, missed 2 but man, I’ve never had this many days of being intentional). And I feel God in a way I have never experienced in my life. He is changing me. He is changing my heart. As I sit at His feet and read the Words He wants me to hear, I can see myself becoming a new creation. I highly highly recommend this app to everyone! This is an amazing gift and I love the videos at key moments that highlight the chapter or a theme we are reading about. I am now a firm believer that nothing can replace this time alone with God and yield the same results. Thank you Bible Project and Francis Chan for this app and for your faithfulness in ministry! I also recommend checking out the Crazy Love podcast as a great supplement.

alwzn4ever, Apr 05, 2018
Great Reading Plan

I have been really enjoying the set up The Bible Project has with this app. I didn’t grow up in the church and am not very familiar with a lot of the stories in the OT. Having videos along the way to help guide and give context really helps me as I’m reading much of this for the first time. Additionally, most days readings are really manageable and not overwhelming. Some other plans have you reading from four different books a day— that’s too scattered for me! This streamlines your reading, allowing you to really get into the story. And having a psalm a day is refreshing!I do wish there was a way to adjust the reading schedule a bit more. Mainly, when I miss a few days I wish I could adjust it so that it doesn’t keep moving forward when I’m still catching up. Not a big deal, but functionally it would be a little helpful!

BC521, Feb 28, 2018
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.

DOC Mears, Sep 19, 2018
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.

H007, Jan 20, 2022

I’ve been using the app for the past 3 weeks, and honestly it’s had me in the Word and studying it the most consistently I’ve ever been. I work about 25-30 hours a week, I just started my first semester in college after a gap year, and I teach a Sunday school class, so this is exactly the kind of structured reading I needed. And as far as theology goes, The Bible Project guys have been super solid on their doctrine as far as I’ve seen, which, obviously, is a huge plus. The only criticisms I really have is I haven’t seen a way to set up a new reading plan after I read through the whole Bible (other than re-reading the Bible) and I think it would be awesome if you could choose more specific reading plans, like reading just the Old Testament or just the New Testament, or just the books of the prophets, ect. But other than that I really can’t complain!

JohnAndASatchel, Oct 11, 2018
Love it!

I've been watching your videos for a while and that's how I learned about the app. I love the reading plan, I love having those videos in key parts and sometimes I watch them again as I continue reading future days to keep track of where in the video I'm at (so I can connect with the larger picture better), I love the Psalms following each day, the encouragement to pray,... It's like a quiet time!I have three suggestions for new features: 1) other translations. I'm liking ESV, but I'm more used to NIV. I'm sure other users will have other preferences as well. 2) my fiancée started using the app as well, but she had started reading the Bible a while ago. We played with the "start date" option and used the long tap option to mark everything up to here as done to match the dates of "read every day" with the current date. Maybe there could be another long press option for "Start here today" which would mark everything above as done and set the start date accordingly so the selected section is due today. 3) a dark theme. I like reading light on dark when the room is dark, plus it helps preserve the battery. I like the theme being used for the Psalms.Thanks for the effort you're taking on and keep up!

khpusb, May 08, 2017
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.A+++++++

Mysfyt, Apr 19, 2017
Best Bible reading app!

I’ve used more bible reading plans and apps over the years than I can count. Any method that gets a person into a routine of reading the Word is great, but this one is by far my favorite. Every little detail has been a blessing to me, down to the reminder at the beginning of each reading to take a deep breath. It reminds me to pause, be still, rest, and be reverent, instead of treating the daily reading like a task or chore. I love that there is a psalm as well as a sequential reading for each day. It’s also wonderful to have the plan not attached to calendar dates. It keeps me from feeling guilty or overwhelmed (both of which often convince me to just give up on a plan altogether) if I fall behind. Sometimes I need a day away from the plan because I feel led to study something else, and I appreciate that it doesn’t leave me feeling like I need to “catch up.” The videos have been a great source of insight, too! Love this app.

sadiesanborn, Jan 02, 2019
Just what I was looking for

It has daily readings of scripture arranged into about three chapters of Old Testament plus a Psalm, and the reading is often prefaced with a neat video of about five minutes. The video gives background and overview of the book that is featured in the reading. When I have done daily reading plans in the past, I've been frustrated that I can't find a simple plan that divides the Bible into daily portions going from one cover to the other. I don't like mixing my testaments. The other option is a chronological plan, mixing chapters of books up so they go according to their historicity. Mutilation! This plan goes a book at a time, and the addition of the psalm each day infuses a devotional element that takes the reader out of the narrative and into communion with God. The only thing I might add to this app is the ability to listen to the Bible readings.

Sourdough Lady, Aug 19, 2017
This is Amazing

This app is such a blessing and exactly what I have been looking for. I use it every day. The videos are incredibly well done with artistic creativity while providing legitimate overviews of the books of the Bible that even the most biblically educated would appreciate. You read the scripture in the ESV and then end with a paired psalm. I recommend this app to anyone who's interested in reading the Bible. My only negative comment is that there is issues with the portrait orientation. When I change my phone's orientation from vertical to horizontal the text changes location, even background color. Then when you flip it back it doesn't even go back to where you left off. So I always have to make sure my phone's orientation lock is on while I'm reading. Such a fantastic app though. I'm thankful apps like this exist. Thank you!

WeareIM, Dec 29, 2017


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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