Read Scripture

Read Scripture

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 2.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Crazy Love Ministries
  • Compatibility: Android
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Read Scripture App

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 will house all of this content in a beautifully designed app that will be 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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Read Scripture app reviews

  • Nice! 4/5

    By Wagegirl
    I like this app. I like the take a breath circle at the top and the daily psalm. Nice orientation to reading scripture. The videos are great and bring up ideas I had not thought about. The video will not play in the app however. (Using it on my ipad - works fine on the iPhone). I have to go to YouTube.
  • Impressive 5/5

    By Ren5225
    The animation and cohesion of telling the story of the Bible is great. Easy to use and breaks the Bible into understandable sections.
  • WOW! 5/5

    By Papu's
    This is one of the best apps I've ever used! I can tell that a lot of hard work and creativity went into this project. Thank you for putting this together!
  • Amazing! 5/5

    By Stevven123
    I have been using this app this entire year. It's transformed my life. The creators are Christians who hold to the historic view that the entire Bible is the Word of God. The videos are so very helpful, and have changed the way I view the entire Bible and my whole faith. They highlight the themes and the important shifts of each book, and do so in an easy-to-understand way. Their theme videos go through major themes in the entire Bible. They go from beginning to end. The Bible Project is my favorite website right now. Each week they have been releasing a blog that goes along with the reading plan. It's eye-opening.
  • Won't work for me 2/5

    By Ncdubcf
    No matter how many times or things I've tried, I can't get the videos to play in the app. I love the idea of the videos and scripture reading plan, but it would be nice if it worked.
  • An App with a Purpose 5/5

    By DeMoonSta310
    I decided to read the Bible all the way through starting on my spiritual birthday. I enjoy the format of this app. It's great to have the videos, a visual way to understand the Word.
  • What a blessing!! 5/5

    By KerryGB
    As it is for many, I find it hard to be consistent in reading Scripture, even though the "payback" is wonderful in peace and knowing God. I began following "The Bible Project" several months ago, and when I visited their site recently, I saw the mention of this app and downloaded it. How wonderful this is! The people involved in this app and that project are such a blessing to many. The artwork is just incredible, the narrations are top notch, and this app is so well organized. I'm a programmer, and I like that my work multiplies the efforts of my users, but wow, these folks should know that their results are deeper and of eternal value! Thank you, everyone involved in this. God's blessings on you!
  • Awesome app! 5/5

    By Slice0flife-
    Through people like this. God is reaching non believers. Thank you for your work!
  • Highly Recommend! 5/5

    By JamiCMom
    HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Read Scripture app! It takes you through the Bible, integrating short but extremely helpful Bible Project animated videos that show the Bible’s unified story by looking at its overarching themes, the way each book was written, and its historical context.
  • Thoughtful Engaging Reading Plan 5/5

    By Maulds
    This is a wonderful guide to reading through the text of the Bible. It makes it easy to want to ready as often as you can by keeping you engaged through examination of the text and daily prayer. The videos and organization are very well designed and thought out. Warning: you won't stop with the plan once you start.
  • Nothing but GOOD 5/5

    By 4MEdsmp
    I FINALLY feel like I can read the bible without getting lost or bored. I frequently glance at the posters and rewatch the videos to make sure I'm still 'getting it.' I LOVE this. SO. MUCH!
  • Love these guys and their work! 5/5

    By musicalchristian
    Thank God for Tim Mackie and Francis Chan! I've read 5 of Chan's books and listened to many of his sermons and videos and he's a solid Bible Teacher. I know Tim Mackie from The Bible Project podcasts and videos, and he's as smart as God makes them. I'm a Reformed Baptist (a la John Piper, Mark Dever, David Platt, etc.) But these guys (Chan and Mackie) really drag me out of the echo chamber with their insights. I love learning from both of these faithful yet distinct voices of the Church. God bless them both and their families and ministries.
  • Changed the way I read scripture 5/5

    By uxmindset
    I have been a believer most of my life, so I grew up reading the Bible. But reading scripture through this app combined with the guided videos has changed everything. I am still working my way through the Old Testament but have had too many epiphanies to count. Thank you for creating this app, bringing your videos and knowledge to a platform I can use daily. Cheers and keep up the great work!
  • Great app just needs a couple tweaks. 4/5

    By tjwright86
    I really like this app. It's been really helpful for me to read the Bible. I travel a bunch for work so internet isn't always something I have. I'd love to have the option for offline of scripture. The video would be great too but that wouldn't be of first priority. Would also love to have a way to switch between devices and have it on the same spot.
  • Best App ever 5/5

    By Nicol3xd
    I absolutely love this app. It has really helped me to start reading the Bible daily and understand concepts through the videos they create.
  • HELP! 5/5

    By Katiabanfield
    This is the best!! But, my videos only play for 5 seconds then the app closes😕
  • Incredibly helpful 5/5

    By shenanagins
    This app guides the user through the Bible in a stunningly designed, intelligently narrated, and beautifully animated way. I look forward to my bible time now! Could not be happier with it.
  • Outstanding 5/5

    By Silversurfer1
    What I like about the whole Bible Project is it's simplicity. The videos are clear and straightforward. They are simple and there is truth and beauty in simplicity. The app is clean and clear and is easy to follow. You do need an internet connection to access the videos and to use some parts of the app, so either use wifi or monitor your data usage. Download the app and start reading the Bible.
  • Love 5/5

    By Lajlajlajjdmjdmjdm
    Our church is using this app as a way for everyone to read the Bible together. My husband and I really enjoy it. The videos are awesome!!
  • Unique App with a Unique Purpose 5/5

    By I'll try anything
    Having used a lot of apps and bible study resources for different purposes, I feel like this app serves a unique purpose to simply engage a reader into the story of the whole bible. Soak in the 'big picture' and see the 'whole story' come to life between the reading portions, and animated video portions. Thankful for the intuitive ease-of-use of this app, along with the simplicity of its design. I think this will be an app that I will personally be able to use for a long time, along side other devotional apps, and bible study resources. Thank you to all the behind the scenes people and contributors that have made this app FREE. Bless you all! Side note: It's cool to see the faithfulness, and example of unity between 'Crazy Love' ministries, and 'The Bible Project' crew come together to do this project. It's amazing! Can't wait to see how it grows and continues to serve over the years.
  • Best guide 5/5

    By Mikematic1ne
    I love this guide. Excellent. Thank you.
  • Changed the way I read the Bible 5/5

    By grisel
    This group did a great job presenting a lot of bible ideas into an organized app. Thanks
  • Genius! 5/5

    By Sweatyspecial
    I have been praying for a way my wife would understand Gods word better, she struggles with reading the Bible like many other people and I know through this app she will gain a better understanding of God's word and therefore draw closer to him. Praise be to God and thank you to everyone involved in creating this app
  • Love it! 5/5

    By khpusb
    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!
  • Great App! 5/5

    By Jord72
    I love this app and got me on a daily plan so I can read from Gods word daily! I love it!!
  • I love the app and the Bible Project! 5/5

    By MusicThatMovesMeRocks
    I first found the YouTube videos of Jon and Tim narrating the Bible and then I downloaded this lovely app. I have enjoyed thoroughly everything this team has created and this app works wonderfully. It is easy to use and not complicated, just sleek and simple. And I love the content. 👍🏻👍🏻 Get this if you are interested in learning about the Bible and Jesus.
  • Amazing and clear! 5/5

    By M3megm83
    Love the setup and videos. A great app and clear message of Gods love through his word. Thank you!!
  • Fantastic 5/5

    By ReporterMan
    The videos in this app for each book of the Bible are incredible. I've never seen or heard so much theology presented in such a concise and understandable format. This has become an incredibly valuable component of my devotional time. Thank you!
  • So helpful for studying the Bible! 5/5

    By AmberMyr
    Great app for working through the Bible day-by-day or at your own pace! Love it!!!
  • Great app! Now 4+! 5/5

    By late nite
    I've been reading through along with the Year of Biblical Literacy, and it's been great to have the app to read without verse numbers, track progress, and see the companion videos. I'm happy to see this app is no longer rated 17+!
  • Amazing App 5/5

    By Bowiek
    This is the best Bible reading app I've ever used! So helpful and engaging!
  • God Lives Through This App! 5/5

    By Mysfyt
    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+++++++
  • BEST Bible Reading Plan Ever 5/5

    By Dbaziva
    The videos accompanying this Bible Reading Plan make all the difference. I am getting so much more out of my reading with these big picture overviews of each book of the Bible and of themes such as Covenant, Messiah, etc. This app would be perfect if the full-featured You Version Bible were incorporated as the Bible to read as that App allows me to highlight, make notes, compare translations, etc. Oh and You Version reads to me when I want to meditate on God's Word. God is using The Bible Project to reach many. I've shared it on Facebook and texted it to people so they can install it right away.
  • Awesome even for adults!!! 5/5

    By Lemonade love
    I think this is the coolest way to read the Bible it really gives you an overview before you start opening the word so you can understand it thoroughly great job guys !
  • Awesome Resource 5/5

    By Arthur Pienaar
    We have started using the website a few months ago and were excited to discover the app. It's an excellent resource to deepen your understanding of the Bible, and to enrich your experience with God's word. The high quality videos explain concepts that many might be familiar with but few understand. As missionaries in Africa, this is an amazing resource to us as we teach people to remain in the Word.
  • Mad lit ma dude 5/5

    By Wallkidsrock
    💯💯💯
  • Inspired App! 5/5

    By CoffeeJoe321
    This is the best way to start your morning! Thank you for creating such an insightful and well done way to stay connected to God!
  • KJV Bible 5/5

    By Grady Yonas
    I really like your app!! My only problem, well not really a problem, my request is to have it in KJV version. Because I believe it's the closet you can get to original copy. But thanks for your hard work! Praise the Lord!!
  • 👍🏻 5/5

    By Tommy Clay
    Great app! The only thing I would love to see would be audio playback so I could listen while I drive. It would be cool to have Francis reading it to us as well 😁
  • Spiritual Lift 5/5

    By Lexipoo4499
    It's always been hard for me to read scripture just from the Bible. I never really knew where to begin. This app has given me a beginning which is the very very beginning of the Bible. It makes it easy for me to understand how important the scripture is though. That's why I like it so much. It has me looking forward to waking up in the morning and reading each day. I am very blessed to be introduced to this app. Thanks God ⛪️💞
  • Highly Recommended! 5/5

    By Seansooter
    For those looking to read through the Bible, to better understand how it's put together, how the various books relate to each other, to discover the overarching message woven from beginning to end - look no further. The folks at The Bible Project have created some FANTASTIC video resources, some that summarize each book of the Bible in a quasi graphic novel style while others illustrate biblical themes, and here they have integrated all of these video resources along with a one-year-through-the-Bible reading plan into a simple and elegantly designed app. 5 stars. Enjoy.
  • Best App Ever!! 5/5

    By Reading it all
    This app is so well thought out, incredibly written and has mind blowing graphics. I have thoroughly enjoyed waking up and watching this every day. Thank you for putting so much effort into making the Bible come alive. It's incredible!!!
  • Read Scripture 5/5

    By Amelia 34
    This is a Great app for learning the word and of God Especially the character that is placed on it makes it better to understand
  • Great way to stay on track. 5/5

    By Newtimes11
    If you want to commit and read the Bible, this app is the way to go. The videos are also amazing and help me understand more clearly what I just read.
  • My favorite app 5/5

    By Dickyjo
    This is the one app that I use every day. My eyes have been opened and my understanding and faith deepened. This has been a fantastic way to read the whole Bible and see how the whole story hangs together and points to Jesus. I eagerly await each video, blog and podcast. Thanks guys! Lord bless your ministry.
  • SO GOOD! ...just throw is a description 5/5

    By JAMESDON
    The app, the videos, and Chan's podcasts, are all amazing!!! My only feedback would be to add some sort of description to the podcasts to make it easier to know which weeks aligns with which verses. ..ya know, for those of us who fall off track by a day or two! ;)
  • Excellent for all ages. 5/5

    By Ionesi
    Great app to give to new people to help them gain a better understanding.
  • Bible study material for millennials 5/5

    By Johnlovemo
    Installed it last night and already loving it. Will be using it in the Bible study soon
  • A great app 5/5

    By cowswithguns
    This is an excellent way to read the Bible in one year. They weave videos as well as scripture together. It is pretty awesome... even if parts of the Bible is still hard to read.
  • Helpful and Clear! 5/5

    By Kamjam57
    Love this app! Great for personal devotion and Bible study and reading.

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