I’ve just downloaded an app from Desiring God – John Piper Daily Devotional. It’s great. Thoroughly recommend it.
The other app I’d recommend is another Desiring God one – it’s their Fighter Verses app.
It’s been a year since I was given an Ipad by my parents for my 40th birthday. And it’s taken me a while to get a good set of apps that I really like.
Concordia have done some nice audio children’s bible story books in the app format. Something that I hope christian focus will do in the future. I was looking for something to use alongside a normal children’s book – something different and found that they did a nice set on the lost sheep and the lost son. I usually find that rhyming books can be forced – but these two weren’t that bad. In the sunday school story time I used a normal paper book and then later on did the story again using my ipad.
It was interesting to think later on that one of the girls who used to be in my youth group is trying to start a pre-school class in Malawi – with virtually nothing and here I was with books, crafts, resources and an Ipad! Thankfully this girl is now in touch with other missionaries in Malawi who have given her a whole pile of resources that she can use. She is living in a village where they are going to be using a chicken coop as the classroom.
We can talk about apps – but what we really need in our culture is another app – appreciation for God’s gifts to us.