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Courage for Life
One of the great perks of being a blogger and ministry leader is the opportunities to review great Christian products. Recently, I was offered the opportunity to review the Courage for Life Bible App and the devotional, She is Strong and Courageous, by ministry founder, Ann White.
Both the app and the book are published by Broadstreet Publishing, a well-known publisher that “creates meaningful, inspirational products that share God’s truth with quality, beauty, and creativity.”
Courage for Life was founded by Ann White. Ann founded Courage for Life because:
“My calling is simple. Point people to the hope and freedom that can only be found in Jesus as revealed in His Word. That Word—the Bible—is foundational! You have to be in it to be equipped, and you have to be in it to understand the change that is required in your life.
It’s complete belief that God is who He says He is, and that His character is as it has been revealed. Appropriating those truths for yourself is the beginning of finding your courage for life. – Ann White”
Courage for Life offers a number of resources to encourage and equip people to unleash their God-given courage. These resources include:
- Courage For Life book
- Courage For Life Study Guide/Workbook
- Courage for My Life App*
- Weekly Devotionals*
- You Version 1 Week Devotional/Reading Plan
- Online Bible Study+
- 30 Days of Courage*
*Denotes free resource
+Free but are based on the book, Courage for Life, which would aid in study
To learn more about Ann White and Courage for Life, check out this video:
Courage for Life Bible App
The publisher describes this app as the “first ever New Living Translation audio Bible read by women!”
They say “The Word of God is one of our most powerful tools when it comes to developing courage. Unfortunately, up to help of the country reports reading their Bibles only very rarely. Audio Bibles do a great job of addressing a number of the barriers of reading a physical Bible. They make it possible for people who might not have a high reading level to learn about God and his love. And an audio recording of the Bible means that anyone can listen to truth while driving, cleaning, or doing other activities that don’t allow for sitting down and reading. We originally started this project because many of the women we work with are victims of abuse and we know that gender-specific treatment is best to help women deal with the wounds of their past —so listening to a man read the Bible can be a huge barrier for them in hearing God’s Word. So we set out to create the first woman’s voiced audio Bible with at-risk women in mind.”
While I have a few Bible apps on my phone, I was eager to give the Courage for Life Bible app a try. It was easy to download and is beautifully, cleanly laid out with bright and cheery colors.
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The intro was a beautiful introduction, not only to the app, but to the gospel. Although, I’ve been saved for many years, this was a poignant reminder of just how much God loves us and sacrificed His son for us.
So many women share with me that life is so busy, they just don’t have time to read the Bible. (I could write a post all about that topic!) The Courage for Life Bible app removes the barriers to sitting down to read the Bible. Simply listen on your way to work, while cooking dinner or before you drift off to sleep.
Whether you are seeking to know more about Christ, a new believer or one who has been a Christian for many years, you will enjoy the soothing voices sharing God’s Word.
The app also includes interviews, additional Bible studies, devotions and much more. I find myself grabbing the app whenever I have a few moments. It’s a great way to stay connected to God and His Word as we navigate our busy lives.
Currently, the app only includes the New Testament, but a fundraising campaign is underway to fund the recording of the Old Testament, as well.
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She is Strong and Courageous Devotional
A separate product from the app, the She is Strong and Courageous devotional is a physical book. It includes ninety devotions for women around the theme of being strong and courageous.
Each daily devotion consists of scripture, a short prayer, observe (the devotion), Interpret, Apply and a longer prayer.
The are short enough to fit in every day and are written in a conversational tone about topics that every woman can relate to (fears, dreams, patience, letting go of your past, forgiveness, etc.).
It is small in size – small enough to fit in your purse so you can take it with you on the go. The sturdy leatherlike cover keeps it from fraying and the pretty pink ribbon bookmark allows you to pick up where you left off.
I’m really enjoying incorporating these devotions into my daily worship time.
You can purchase the book from Amazon or Christianbook or you can make a donation toward the Old Testament Courage for Life Bible app project and receive a copy for free.
Or, enter to win a copy of your own!
What do you think of the Courage for Life Bible App and She is Strong and Courageous devotional? If you won, would you keep the devotional for yourself or bless someone with it? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Because of Him,