Mobile devices have proved to be very helpful for believers. There are numerous Bible apps and various tools available for listening to sermons.
However there are surprisingly few apps dedicated to sharing the message of God’s Good News. Some Gospel apps do exist… however they are not so easy to find– and often disappoint.
One must be very cautious to find a Gospel app that remains true to the Gospel message, is visually engaging, works reliably, and is truly dedicated to sharing the gospel– not a thinly disguised advertisement for an organization.
The Gospel Message App by Awana accomplishes all of these things.
Available for a wide rage of mobile devices (iOS, Android, Kindle, Nook) the Gospel Message App is visually engaging for a wide audience. The app is really three apps in one– as the gospel message is uniquely presented to each of three age categories: cartoon style for kids, a ‘Gospel Wheel’ for teens, and grid style for adults.
I greatly appreciate how the app puts God’s Word front and center. Users can select from three different English translations (NKJV, KJV, NIV). Spanish is also available– this is particularly exciting as it makes sharing the Gospel possible across the English/Spanish language barrier.
The Kids section of the app is particularly well done. For example, with a tap of the speaker icon the app will read each verse– this way the app is even accessible for those who have not yet learned to read.
The only glitch I experienced with the app was in the “How To Use This App” section. The link from the app to the online support material did not work properly~~ a minor problem that the developers should be able to easily fix. (Note: I experienced this problem with the iPad app. Android worked fine.)
I like The Gospel Message App and suggest that you install it on your mobile device– your children or grandchildren will love it. In a day when mobile devices are often used by parents as “digital pacifiers” why not have your children pass the time with the Gospel?! It sure beats Angry Birds!!
FAMILY FRIENDLY: 5 out of 5
OVERALL RATING: 4.75 out of 5
PLATFORM: iOS, Android, Kindle, Nook