You may already be familiar with the Dwell Bible App—an incredible audio resource that enables you to experience God’s Word on the go. However, we want to highlight a brand new feature: a Bible translation read by kids, for kids! Check out our review to find out all about this exciting new kids’ version which will make listening to the Bible more accessible for believers of all ages!
We’ve shared with you before about our love for the Dwell Bible app—an incredible audio resource that will help you dive into God’s Word as you go about your day! Today we’re excited to do so again to highlight an exciting new feature—one that will enable your children to experience the love of God and to treasure His Word for themselves.
WHAT SETS DWELL APART?
For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Dwell Bible, it is an interactive Bible audio app that will revolutionize how you engage with Scripture. There are several aspects that set Dwell apart from the average Bible app on your phone. But, essentially, Dwell offers the entirety of Scripture read by a variety of readers who love God’s Word. It also includes the ability to add original background music and artwork to your Bible reading.
Ultimately, Dwell is more than just an app. It’s an experience that will press you to dwell in God’s Word and to know and love Him more.
If you’ve set a goal to read through the Bible this year, you’ll hopefully be inspired to know that the Dwell Bible app offers a variety of Bible reading plans. This includes eight yearly reading plans (straight through, chronological, historical, genre-based etc.). There are also plans you can follow based on specific Bible stories or themes such as ‘forgiveness’ or ‘hope’.
These plans do so much more than just keep you on track with your Bible reading. They cultivate a habit of spending time in God’s Word, which in turn serves to deepen your love for Scripture and your love for God Himself.
Our Favorite Features
One of my favorite features of Dwell has to be the variety of voices that you can choose from to read Scripture. There are 15 voices and 10 Scripture translations, including a voice that reads the Bible in Spanish and one in Portuguese! What really sets Dwell apart is the fact that the people chosen to read the Bible are people who truly know the Lord, have been changed by the gospel, and who genuinely love God’s Word. This distinction makes all the difference when you put in your headphones to listen to Scripture.
Other features I love about the Dwell app are the intuitive search feature, offline listening, the audio and playback speed controls, and the ability to create your own playlists. These features are great for everyday listening and especially for Scripture memorization!
AND NOW INTRODUCING… DWELL BIBLE FOR KIDS!
Needless to say, I’ve loved listening to and using the Dwell app over the last several years. So I’m excited to introduce you to their brand-new forthcoming feature. A Bible translation read by kids, for kids!
Dwell has been working hard on creating an option for kids who want to listen to an engaging telling of the original text of Scripture. That’s why they are recording the International Children’s Bible (ICB). The ICB is a biblical translation that is kid-friendly yet still maintains fidelity to the original text.
This project will be the first recording of the Bible narrated by children from a variety of cultures and backgrounds from all over the world. How exciting is that?!
We know you—our readers and followers—are passionate about Scripture. We also know that you long for your children to grow and mature in their walk with the Lord. That’s why we know this new feature of Dwell is going to be so instrumental for you as you encourage the kids you love to fall in love with the Bible. We believe this new tool will allow you to continue to disciple your children in their love for God and His Word. And it will make listening to the Bible more accessible for believers of all ages!
Another feature that we love about Dwell is their ‘Read’ feature. It takes your Bible listening up a notch by turning it into a holistic learning experience. The Read feature includes an artful rendition of the words of Scripture that scroll as you listen to the verses. This added visual component makes all the difference. It employs your eyes at the same time as your ears. It does this all while pressing the truths of the Bible deeper and deeper into your heart.
If you are seeking to memorize more Scripture this year, this feature will be especially useful. The way it does this is by meeting multiple learning styles at once. This helps you to more deeply internalize the words that you are hearing and studying.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Did you know that you could listen to the entire Bible in just 72 hours? If you divide that out to daily listening over the course of a year, that would be 12 minutes a day. Doesn’t that make your yearly Bible reading goal seem so much more achievable? Doesn’t it make your commitment to spend daily time in God’s Word seem so much more possible?
Ask yourself what might happen if you dedicated just 12 minutes a day to prioritizing God’s Word. Let me tell you—it just might change everything. God’s Word does not return void (Isaiah 55:11). And it will accomplish its purpose to sustain you, encourage you, and grow you in your knowledge of and love for the Lord.
This year, I encourage you to make a fresh commitment to Scripture. You can do this by trying out Dwell and dedicating intentional time every day to spend in the Bible. There is so much to gain in your relationship and walk with the Lord through investing time and energy consistently in His Word. You can even do a free 7-day trial of Dwell to see if you enjoy it before you commit to a year-long plan.
Dwell customers pay $39.99 for Dwell for a year or $199.99 for Dwell for life. However, we are delighted to offer Joyful Life readers a 25% discount off of your Dwell subscription. This means you can get a yearly subscription for $29.99 or you can get Dwell for life for just $149.99!
Try out the Dwell Bible app today and commit to listening to and treasuring God’s Word all throughout the year.
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