Good app, poor performance, needs update 3/5
I love this app, but from a strictly technological point of view, this version needs help. I haven't been able to access plans or lock screens for weeks - just get the spinning wheel of death. Was surprised no one had brought this to the attention of the app makers yet. Otherwise, I'm very thankful for this app, when it's functioning.
So thankful for this app 5/5
I am so thankful for this app and the ladies of SRT. This has become my go-to way to spend time in the Word consistently. I've benefited from the SRT website, devotionals and community for a long time. It has gotten me in my Bible more, praying more, and just overall has enriched my walk with Jesus. I love that the plans are so scripture-soaked. Ladies, He is using you in mighty ways for His glory. Stay true and humble to that purpose.
Nice layout but... 2/5
SRT has nice content, very eye catching and lures one into invest money in purchasing devotionals. However, I purchased Esther last year and it was taken away. Apparently after 6 months of purchase the plan they retire the plans and we have no access to what was purchased anymore, which makes no sense because I paid $1.99. I ended up emailing them about it and they claimed they were not able to do anything about it. It's disappointing that they weren't able to replace it with another plan.
These devotions are absolutely WONDERFUL. They are completely faith strengthening and the team provide good, honest advice and accurate Biblical accounts. It is filled with conviction, healing, and complete power.
HOWEVER, my only withdrawal is the fact that you have to pay to OWN the devotions. For example, to have a devotion downloaded into the app / onto your phone, you have to pay around $5. However, if you just want to read a devotion, I'd suggest you go to the SRT website, where you can find every devotion archived.
The REASONING behind the payment is because:
(1) Most of those on the SRT team are mothers and this is their job. They have to make money somehow.
(2) You're paying to OWN and DOWNLOAD the devotions. It'd be nice if it were all free, but that is unrealistic. Be glad they're free online, because it'd be a shame to waste such knowledge and wisdom.
So, MY OVERALL REVIEW: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ for the app itself, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for the content from SRT.
Bibles leave out most important person 1/5
This app alludes to gaining "truth" but how can that be when the only bible translations provided are ones that have removed God's name (Yahweh/Jehovah) from their 7000 occurrence in the original manuscripts and replaced them (man-made decision) with titles: "Lord and God?" These bibles are not accurate translations. And you have to pay?!? The 'truth' should be free!!!
If you want a truly free Bible study experience, the "JW library" is the place to go! Thousands of Bibles to compare, real study aids to download, content for kids-adults. This app supports hundreds of languages as well!!
Absolutely Love It!!! 5/5
This app is amazing! I love it! There is just one thing I would like to ask of y'all. Could you maybe have a daily verse for us? I know that having a daily verse is really helpful for me just cause it gives me an idea to read. But other than that, I totally recommend this app for y'all!
A Big Help 5/5
I've been using this app for almost a year now and it has greatly improved my life. I really enjoy the devotionals, the community, and all the beautiful touches that go into making it a gorgeous user experience. I don't mind paying a couple of dollars for weeks worth of content. I believe people should be paid for their work. So I'm happy my money goes to the people who curate each study, the people who write the devotionals, the people who design everything so beautifully, to the tech team who is responsible for keeping everything up to date. For the price of a cup of coffee, I get so so much out of the study plans. SRT has seen me through some dark times. For me, it's been completely worth it and I'm really happy to have this app in my life.
Absolutely perfect 5/5
Love how it lets you pick the version you prefer, and it's visually enticing and it keeps your focus. So glad I stumbled upon it.
Ok, but the costs add up! 3/5
By Not ready to pay
I downloaded this bible desiring a closer walk with the Lord. I was excited to be a part of a community of women studying the Word together. I liked the ability to highlight, make notes, copy, etc. the passages. The plans were captivating but each one cost at least $1.99.
I went back to my YouVersion Bible, which I've head for several years. I discovered it had the same features (maybe more) and all the plans are free!
Great App! 5/5
This app has great features!
For those complaining about the fact that lessons/devotions cost extra, remember:
When Jesus sent his disciples out he said:
And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house. - Luke 10:7
Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, "You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain," and, "The laborer deserves his wages." - 1 Timothy 5:17-18
Ministry isn't free of cost to those ministering. The developers may not be elders but there is a biblical principle of paying teachers, preachers for their labor.
Great app, worth the cost 5/5
Yes, most of the devos do have a cost - however they are thoughtfully written with beautiful artwork and lots of legwork to put together. You also can download all their beautiful backgrounds for free. This app is a great tool to draw closer to the Lord, and their ministry deserves financial support. Also - you can access all of their devotionals for free on their actual website rather than going through the app if you prefer.
Great encouragement 5/5
This is a great way to encourage Bible study and better than most Bible studies for women who give one verse out of the Bible and then a page of what they have to say. As far as having to pay for a study, I don't understand why people complain about this. You get the Bible in several versions for free. You get many Bible studies for free. These writers are devoting time writing for you and to say God's love is free is equivalent to saying that anyone doing any type of ministry should not be paid for it. Even the apostles were paid in room and board.
Why should I have to pay to do a devotional
Pretty (expensive) 1/5
In theory, this is a very good app. It's organized very well, it looks amazing, and it's easy to use. The only problem is that it's expensive. There are 13 free plans (day by day studies of sections of the Bible), and 36 paid plans. Those planes cost $77 all together. I don't think this app should be free-- it cost money to make and organize. At the same time, each plan should be one dollar MAX (and even that is pushing it). There should be a bundled version with all of the plans for around $5-10 so that way it's easier to purchase. After that, $0.50 a plan. Previous news articles should also be read expect for the last two--I had to go through 67 alerts saying there was an unread news article, which was annoying.
Understand Charge 5/5
I downloaded the app just to give a review. Some of the people were griping about a charge for the app stating that the Gospel and God's love are free. It's true they are. But, plan and simple the Good News of God's love is free, but it's not freely preached. Someone has to pay for time effort and cost of getting the message out there. If God's Word is good enough to read, it's worth a few bucks to get a good app. :)
I recently signed up for the She Reads Truth studies and was ok paying a few dollars for previous devotions. This time though, I Purchased the Romans book and was greatly disappointed to learn I had to still buy the study on the app to read the devotions. For the price of the book, there should be a code for free devotional readings ( my fault for not reading more closely I guess, I thought they'd be in the book!)
Gods love is free . 1/5
By Keyla Rivera
There should be no reason why we have to pay for the plans the word is for everyone to read freely .
Love SRT 4/5
By Mint user for many years
This app really helps me read the Bible everyday, which I love. It is a great motivator. I get the emails for the daily devotional and then read the Bible on the app. I like most everything about app except recently the app wasn't opening. I had to re-download the app which made me loose all of the bookmarks and notes that I had saved. On top of the it uses a lot of memory to have bookmarks and notes saved. Please change this for future versions! It would be awesome if some features synced online so I won't loose notes again!
Easy to use and really creative! (: 5/5
Love this app more than any other ❤️ easy to use and really creative !
Love this app! 5/5
By Absolutely Beautiful!!
These devotionals are easy to read while being full of great gospel truths and wisdom. Yes, you have to pay to get most of the devotionals, but you'd pay $15 to get a different devotional from the store so $2 or $3 doesn't seem like that big of a deal to me :)
Invaluable Resource! 5/5
By "Never Letting Go" Review
This app is an invaluable resource for women who desire to grow in their love for God's Word. Providing rich insight to life-changing Scriptures, along with beautifully designed graphics and pictures to make integrating Scripture into your life easy and enjoyable, this app is a blessing to women all over the world! Love the She Reads Truth app!
Just use it for the Bible part 3/5
Devotions are $. I just use it
For the Bible.
What I find strange about this app is that when you download it, it is free but you have to pay for 80% of the plans. Showing people Jesus and the gospel who actually want to learn or other providing more in depth plans on scripture shouldn't cost $1.99 or $2.99, you just can't put a price on that. Furthermore this app and overall project should be a way of serving others, which you also can't put a price on. Just something for these ladies to think about.
Have to pay 1/5
By Elizabeth fino
You literally can't read anything unless you pay for each..
Just another hipster Christian scam. Makes you pay to read their devotional plans. "I want to spread Gods love to you but you're going to have to pay for it first" Ridiculous.
New update 1/5
The new update won't allow me to open the app. It opens for 2 seconds and then shuts down.
Disappointed :( 1/5
I can not accurately give an update on this app, but wanted to provide this information to ask that the app be changed. Recently, I attended a weekend womens retreat with my church, the speaker used the book behind her lessons. I was super excited about hearing this dialy devotional for women. I am a person with a visual impairment who uses an Iphone and VoiceOver to access the information on the phone. I have the ability to read almost any book I want by using Ibooks, Kindle or other ebook readers. I can surf facebook, surf the internet, check emails, and have tons of other apps on my iphone. But sadly I, as a person with a disability, who uses technology to function in daily life, can not access apps to feed my spirit and need to be in the Word. So, I please please ask that you make your app accessible/functional with VoiceOver for persons who can not see, have low vision, or who are growing older and can't see the screen any longer. Please make the app usable for me too. I am a person too, God loves me like he does you, all people. I would gladly rewrite the review/retract this one if the app is made accessible. Thank you for reading and considering my request.
Substituting Words 1/5
By Cherie Zack
In reading through the Bible via She Reads Thruth app, I was surprised to find the word "Unicorn" as a substitute for Oxen. My spirit was grieved by this. Unicorn has no place in the Bible. This is not a real animal and the Bible is based on Truth. I find it interesting that the title of the app and ministry is She Reads Truth! So disappointed. It makes me wonder what other words have been changed. Are there other compromises just waiting to be found? I've deleted the app from my phone.
By 6 pretty daughters
Disappointed that the devotions plans cost real money. I think I will delete and use the website instead.
Can't stop! So good! 5/5
Very good devotional app!
Love the app. Love the Devos. Amazing.
Why the fee! 1/5
Why do you charge for your plans through the app but they are free on your website and free if you signup online to have them sent through email? I like the devotional plans but if you make them free online and through email, they shouldn't have a fee associated with them through the app.
App isn't working 2/5
I love this app. Except nothing is working besides the Bible reading. I can't load my plans or look at screen savers or my bookmarks... please fix
Love this 5/5
Absolutely love this- def recommend
Amazing, just what I needed 5/5
I've strayed away from God over the past few years. I'm struggling to make my way back and this app has been a phenomenal help. Thank you
My first recommendation to friends! 5/5
By Bethany hope, flutist
Absolutely amazing app. It provides a wonderful community and studies with such beautiful insight and truth. I've never kept a Bible studying app on my phone for long because I never found one that provided all that I wanted through multiple seasons of life, but this one has stayed for a year and isn't leaving any time soon!
Makes Quiet Time easier for me 4/5
I love having my devotionals on my phone; I don't have to remember to pack another thing when I go on vacation or if I overslept in the morning and had to rush out the door, I still have my devotions with me at my morning break. This app uses direct scripture and a small devotional to go with it. There's also a comment section if you like that kind of thing. I love that you can choose to read what's currently being read by everyone else or do one from the past. I think paying $1.99 for a lot of the plans is worth it. I agree with some of the other reviews that the highlighting and notes feature doesn't work well, but I hardly try to use it. My main reason for not giving this app 5 stars is the storage space. The app grows every time you add a plan to your shelf and there's no way to delete the ones you've finished with off your shelf to make the app size smaller or make room for other plans. Eventually this app will take up every bit of free storage space you have and will affect things like how many pictures you can take or keep on your phone. I think this is a big issue that needs to be addressed, otherwise I'm going to have to find a different devotional.
Love this app!! Totally recommend
Great app, but one major drawback 2/5
I really love this app. I was so excited to us it! It looks so clean and the graphics are amazing, but I just cannot stand the fact that I have to pay for the plans that I want to do. I understand that it is not much, but I do not have enid money to spend and wish they would make all the plans free like the Holy Bible app. Great app, I just had to delete it for this reason. :(
She Reads Truth has been an incredible tool in my faith journey. I was lucky enough to study the "open your bible" bible study with a small group and learned about the She Reads Truth devotional and could not be more glad! The perfect app for your own paced study to join in to any studies you choose and communicate with others and read their responses to how God is working in their lives and through their hearts as they study with you.
Best devotional app 5/5
By O-town Girl
Love love love!! You have to pay for some of the reading plans but it's really cheap! Worth it!!
Purchased Advent 2016 plan isn't showing up 3/5
I purchased the 2016 Advent plan and it isn't showing up - I only have three days. The plan says it's a 29 day reading plan. Please fix. Otherwise, love, love, love this app!!!!
Wonderful app 4/5
I absolutely adore this app and the concept behind "she reads truth." I'm reading, digesting and understanding the word daily. And the longer I stick with it, the more open my spirit becomes.
The devotional insight is wonderful and the graphics are so well done.
The reason it merited a "4" star rating for me is because when you buy a study it is not synced to the cloud to be used on other devices. It's only available on the device you purchased it on. As opposed to my Kindle app that I can access on my iPhone, my tablet and my laptop. Sometimes during the day, I want to refer back to something I'd read in my quiet time but am unable to because I don't carry my tablet with me everywhere like I do my phone.
In an ever progressing technologically connected world, I was surprised SST doesn't have cloud syncing capabilities.
Other than that, it's a wonderful app and I love it.
Everything costs money!? 1/5
I really like the app and the readings. But I don't like the fact that every few weeks you have to pay for another reading or basically EVERY plan costs money even if it's only a few days plan.. I'd much rather just use my bible app with FREE readings and devotionals..
Favorite Bible app 5/5
Easy to navigate Bible feature, with several different versions of the Bible. Also has deep & thought-provoking devotional on a variety of topics. Great app for sure!
So good for getting through each day! 5/5
I just started this devotional. I am absolutely loving it! There are so many options available for wherever I might be spiritually on any given day. Some of the reading plans are $1.99 but they are well worth it.
The writers are exceptional. They know how to reach us and relate. It has been an awesome experience for me and I'm looking forward to continuing.
I can't believe this is free 5/5
Completely recommend. It's fast, aesthetically pleasing, efficient, helpful, plus there are Bible Studies that ask you questions so you can understand what you're reading. Oh and the beautiful wall art duh!
AMAZING APP! 5/5
With the help of She Reads Truth read through the Bible in a year plan, I've made it 95% through the Bible, and going to 100%.
It's a major accomplishment to have received all of His Word to us, and I couldn't have done it without the convenience of this app. I never write app reviews but this is a good one that deserves it.
What I don't understand is why on the app every plan costs aprox $1.99 but if you go on the website the plans are free? I think $1.99 is a little steap especially if you wanna buy multiple plans then it adds up fast. I think if there going to request you pay for it on the app you should have to pay for it regardless of platform one shouldn't be free while the other costs. And I think it should be a flat fee for using there plans rather than paying for each individual plan. I'd rather pay a monthly subscription or a one time fee would be even more preferred.
First, this app is absolutely gorgeous! The graphics are so well done! The theme is fresh and clean!
I was looking for a daily devotional that could help strengthen my relationship with the Lord. I wanted something that had a Bible passage and a devotional that would help me understand better what I had just read. I tried a few other apps but could not find what I was looking for. But this is perfect!
One thing I love about this app is you can choose what plan you want. You can pick out what devotion are right for you.
An added bonus I just love are the iPhone wallpaper! The wallpapers have a verse with a gorgeous background that you can save as your background!