60-Year Old 'Our Daily Bread' Goes Digital with Introduction of Mobile App for Daily Devotionals
Contact: Leslie Petersen, Lambert, Edwards & Associates, 616-233-0500, [email protected]
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 18, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Founded in 1956, Our Daily Bread, an RBC Ministries publication, began publishing daily devotional thoughts as a resource for readers to spend time each day in God's Word. Nearly six decades later, the publication, which is distributed in 150 countries around the globe, adapts for the digital age with the introduction of a free mobile application.
The Our Daily Bread devotional app provides users convenient, mobile access to the same valuable content as the print edition with just a touch or swipe of a finger. Compatible with iOS 6.0 and Android 2.1, the app allows readers to devote time with God through their mobile devices. It also provides the opportunity for engagement with other readers, social sharing and access to past devotionals and resources, like "A Bible in One Year" reading plan.
The application offers a variety of features including daily devotional readings based on specific Bible verses, mirroring the content distributed in the print edition, relevant Bible passages accompanying the daily devotional readings, an audio version of each devotional, a journal to capture users' thoughts and reflections, customizable user preferences and settings for those who are interested in customizing the app to their personality and lifestyle.
"It has been really gratifying for everyone associated with RBC Ministries to see the impact Our Daily Bread has made in the lives of countless millions of readers around the globe over the past 57 years," said Rick DeHaan, President at RBC Ministries. "Our hope is that this mobile app will serve to introduce Our Daily Bread to the next generation of seekers and Christians alike, while also providing a new and convenient access point to our long-time readers."
The devotionals from Our Daily Bread are designed to help readers spend time daily in God's Word, offering daily insights from scripture that will bring peace, hope, reflection, inspiration and a Biblical perspective to one's daily life. Taking just a few minutes each day, millions of readers around the world have turned to Our Daily Bread for moments of quiet reflection allowing readers to enter a thoughtful, daily, heart-to-heart relationship with God.
The Our Daily Bread mobile application is free and available on most mobile devices. Visit www.odb.org/app for more information. Or connect with Our Daily Bread on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Instagram. To learn more about the app features, a demonstration video is included here.
About Our Daily Bread/RBC Ministries
The daily devotional thoughts published in Our Daily Bread help readers spend time each day in God's Word. The publication is distributed worldwide in more than 55 languages, to over 150 countries, by over 35 affiliated ministries around the globe. Our Daily Bread is available online at www.odb.org, in print, and via email, eBooks, radio, podcast, RSS, and mobile. Visit odb.org or rbc.org for more information.