Jesus Calling is your yearlong guide to living a more peaceful life. The Jesus Calling App is the mobile version of the time-tested classic packed with digital features that make this daily devotional more accessible than ever:
* Full devotional text and fully written-out Scriptures
* Search by keyword, date, topic, and verse
* Share devotional excerpts and inspirational quotes on social media
* Functions as a prayer journal app – keep notes for each devotion
* Shop for other Sarah Young devotions inside the app
* Easy access to the Jesus Calling community – free podcasts, blogs, and more
Experience a deeper relationship with Jesus as you savor the presence of the One who understands you perfectly and loves you forever. With Scripture and personal reflections, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Young brings Jesus' message of peace—for today and every day.
By spending time in the presence of the Savior with the much-loved devotions in Jesus Calling, you will:
* Feel comforted by a daily word of hope and encouragement
* Be reassured of Jesus' unending blessings and love for you
* Receive gentle guidance based on daily Scripture readings
* Connect with Jesus further with reflection and meditation based on God’s Word
Written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to you, Jesus Calling invites you to experience peace in the presence of the Savior who is always with you. These writings are personal reflections based on Jesus’ own words of hope, guidance, and peace within Scripture—penned by one who loves Him and revered His Word. The Bible is the only infallible, inerrant Word of God, and author Sarah Young endeavors to keep her writings consistent with that unchanging standard. She has written from the perspective of Jesus speaking, to help readers feel more personally connected with Him. So the first person singular (“I,” “Me,” “My,” “Mine”) always refers to Christ; “you” refers to you, the reader.
Sarah Young has included Scripture references after each daily reading and wove them into the devotions. Words from the Scriptures are indicated in italics. Themes of thankfulness, prayer, and trust recur often in the daily devotions as they are essential for a close relationship with the Lord.
The devotions in this app are meant to be read slowly, preferably in a quiet place. Remember that Jesus is Immanuel, God with us. May you enjoy His Presence and His Peace in ever-increasing measure.
Jesus Calling Devotional Positive Reviews
Enriching your beliefs!I am so thankful for ALL of Sarah Young’s books.
They are great companions to walking with Christ in daily living and Bible studies as well. No matter what is happening in my life or the world, the words of the daily devotions so often seem written for the circumstances of the times—this is extremely comforting as well as reassuring.
I have given them as gifts and can’t wait for the next person who presents their need for such readings. I always keep a few copies of either “Calling”, “Always” and “Today” so that l can be timely in the gifting of the books.
I first became familiar with Ms. Young‘s work when in a restaurant, a lady approached us and asked if she could read to us from “today’s reading”. She said that she had overheard our conversation with a brother-in-law who was basically down and out.
We were taken back by her approach and she was told “no”. However, l had zeroed in on the title of Jesus Calling and l was down at the bookstore the next day for a copy of my own—l consider the money spent on these books as an investment not only in myself and family but to whomever l gift one of the copies!.Version: 7.0.6
How to share what you read.I found out how to share what I read daily to other people. The way I share what I read is by pressing on the center of the page that you were reading and holding your thumb there until you see a bar that will appear on the screen and then click on select all, it will highlight the entire page and then at the end of the bar you will see share click on the share button not the link and that is how I have been able to share this with many of people. As someone posted earlier when you click on the share link all that shows is the books from Sarah Young which are truly amazing every last one of them. I hope this was of some assistance to anybody that’s trying to share something that they read for that particular day. God bless you all God bless the world because Jesus is Lord!!!!.Version: 6.1.3
Update has made it totally unusableUpdate has made it totally unusable the way I’ve been using it for the last 3 years or so. I have been listening to it read to me before my eyes are fully opened each day. I have found that to be such a sweet & inspirational way to start my day. So much so that I have not missed a single day in all that time. However, now I’m unable to highlight it to hear it as audio (or to share the text with my husband, who is an over the road trucker, gone for a month at a time) I saw the audio option at the top but it doesn’t work for me & the directions that pop up, for restoring my purchase, didn’t work either.
When I purchased the app people warned me, that an app where they would charge so much, shows greediness. I defended it because I saw the value in it but with this situation, it kinda feels like a way of trying to get More money out of those who have already purchased it.
The 3 stars are for the value I’ve gotten out of it until this point & the 2 missing stars are for the value that I feel has been taken away 😔.Version: 7.0.2
I don't like the upgrade either.The new layout feel impersonal. I don’t like the historical view of where I have been, I would rather the app show today’s devotion when I open it. I used to share info on the devotions with my family, especially my sons who aren’t reading devotions each day. I own the app and 4 additional copies of the book. I have given them the copies of Jesus Calling as well. I know they don’t faithfully read it daily, but they did read what I sent. It is unfortunate I can’t continue to feed their faith using Jesus Calling. I am also not as dedicated to the app. I now go other places for my daily readings. It is a shame you figured out a way to stop people from sharing God’s Word so we are able to let those we love know how we are touched by the Holy Spirit..Version: 7.0.2
““SEEK MY FACE” In the midst of turmoil, quietly shut out the noise and all distractions. Close your eyes, let Jesus’s Face fill your mind. The first time I did this, an image from my childhood, filled my body heart and soul. Immediately, my body stopped rocking, my shoulders relaxed at my side. Warmth and peacefulness flooded through me, Filling my mind,Heart and Soul. Now in the midst of turmoil, I can quickly return to a state of Grace, with this simple prayer, “Seek My Face”. The online version, is absolutely phenomenal. Much easier to read and learn the Bible in a way that is meaningful to you. No matter where you are, it’s as close as your phone, tablet or desktop. In the early morning hours, I like to Click on the JIC Icon, Hit Play and simply lay in the dark, and listen quietly to the soothing voice reading the days passage.🙏.Version: 7.0.7
You Messed It Up Again😩This is the second time that you all have messed up the app. It was working perfectly as of 2021. But now, with this last update that I just did May 2021. Now I’m not able to select all and copy the text to send to my loved ones who don’t have smart phones. And that is why I only gave three stars. I thought the goal was to share this word, More so then share the link to purchase this word. I am thinking about deleting this app all together and just copying word from another source so that I can send in a text to my love ones. It would be okay, if when I use the link it would allow my loved ones to read the entire passages for the day, but it won’t even do that. I hate this last update for this reason. It won’t even allow my iPhone lady (Siri), to read the passage to me anymore. That is a MAJOR no no! Sincerely; Frustrated Subscriber. 😩.Version: 7.0.2
ChangesIt is hard on old people when you keep changing the format. I know market research probably shows that people love change and they buy and use the app more when you keep changing it, but I am Just noting that in my case, that is not true. Unless there is An improvement, which I don’t see in This format. In fact, although I have read Jesus Calling every morning for years, I have recently stopped looking at it because I hate The format so much. It is harder to read, the demarcation between scripture and comment is not Detectable, etc etc. Still give The contents Five stars, but I hate The formatting, maybe Because I am old and don’t like change. I don’t know! Just voicing my opinion. Take Care, dear Friend And Mutual God lover!.Version: 7.0.7
The perfect way to start your dayI have started my mornings with this app for over 4 years. I absolutely love Sarah’s way of presenting God’s promises in such applicable, easy to understand ways. Almost every day it’s as if it were written just for me. For what I am experiencing or going though. I highly encourage anyone considering purchasing this app to please do so. I also LOVE and have the Jesus Calling for Kids app on my boys phones and we are able to discuss each days reading. It is the same as this version but written in a way that is easy for kids ( and teenagers) to understand. So, if you have children I definitely would get that one as well!.Version: 6.1.2
Update doesn't feel like an upgrade at allSadly, I haven’t found anything in the new update that I like better than what was there before. I have had the app for many years and use it daily as well as several copies of the book that I have shared as gifts and for our own personal use. The features are not as easy to navigate, and by making it impossible to copy and paste you’ve made it more inaccessible. There are many situations and people that are not trying to “steal” “the content but have no other option to get it. I understand capitalism but is this book not meant to reach the masses? I ask for you to consider your mission and the possibility that the God that this book speaks of is able to make all blessings abound to you when you’re doing His will. God bless you.Version: 7.0.3
My thoughtI liked it better when I was able to copy and paste these beautiful words. Now I am unable to share. Before I would copy n share whether it be to Facebook,Instagram or directly and I know many that waited to see what I wrote. Many asked me where they could find and I would share the book by directing them to buy or buy the book for them. Sometimes when souls are wandering and searching for meaning getting a taste to feed their hungry souls is what is needed…. Sooner or later they finally figure out what satiates that hunger they search for. I have always called this my “Jesus horoscope” no matter when it always speaks to me for that day… it’s uncanny… but as I always have said… Jesus knows ❤️.Version: 7.0.7
A lifeline that is always with you...I have the book that I enjoy quietly at home. The app is perfect to have with you at all times. If you are at work, waiting at a doctor’s or having a crazy good or bad day, I just open my JC app. It is amazing to me that I have been reading Jesus Calling since 2011 and every time, I come back to the same date, the message takes on a new meaning and understanding. The same thing happens throughout my day. Having this app helps me to stay connected talking with our Heavenly Father throughout the day. It is a blessing. Thank you!.Version: 6.1.2
Missing one thingI love this app for the most part, but I felt the need to take off one star and see if you would fix my criticism for it. I see you have a link to share text if I should see something I like in the page of the day, but every time I try to share anything all it does is share a link to the books of Sarah Young. What’s that all about? I want to be able to highlight and share insights I read during the day, not the books themselves. People will see the book titles when I share something anyway, they’re getting plenty enough publicity, let me share from the text itself like it says, “Share text”. Fix that and I’ll give you five stars. God bless you..Version: 6.1.3
Content is great new format is a disasterI have used Jesus Calling for many years. I absolutely loved the way it was. It was easy to use and read. The new format makes it harder to read and use. I gave it 3 stars. I would have given the older version 5. Had this been the format when I first started using I would have deleted the app. I would give this newer version a 1 star. The light background with the weird font is horrendous and hard to read. I’ve almost given up reading this devotional because of the easier to read version which is an absolute falsehood. To me you all destroyed a perfectly good app with disaster. To me it is a deterrent. I beg you please return my beloved app back!.Version: 7.0.4
Fabulous App; Annoying Constant NotificationsHave used this app for years and recommended it to my friends. The notes feature is equally as important to me as the Scriptures and message content. I like to look at previous years to see how far He has brought me. I would give this app five stars, but notifications constantly pop up from the bottom of my screen when I use my phone. Every time I double click the home button. Should never have turned them on. Even though I turned notifications off in the app and in my phone settings, then restarted my phone, the problem still persists. I emailed Harper Collins too, but have not received a reply..Version: 6.1.2
Please bring back old version!I use this everyday and I love the book. I liked the old graphics of the app, very calming and inviting. I also liked how the app would automatically flip me to “today’s” page. The new app looks like a business document and is very clunky, it all doesn’t fit nicely on one screen, the words are small but the spacing is way too big between paragraphs. Also, you cannot flip to the next page anymore, which is frustrating. Instead, you have to go back to the table of contents and scroll all the way down to the page you are looking for, which is very frustrating. Please reconsider some of these updates. Thank you..Version: 7.0.2
My Right ArmI rely on Jesus Calling for my day & night reading everyday because somehow, when I open to the day’s page, it is reinforcement for the life challenges I’m feeling right now. This book was a gift from a family member that had received it from my son! It has provided me with the most cherished spiritual direction of any book I’ve ever received, besides my Bible! Since receiving that first Jesus Calling I’ve purchased & passed it on as a gift to countless other friends & family from coast to coast. Thank you!.Version: 6.1.3
Not a fan of changes in App!Ican’t keep the text the size I want. Always goes b to bigger text. Have to change back every day. Frustrating. Can’t copy and paste portions of text to use in notes. So can’t share with others like I used to be able to. Now it sends a portion with advertising!!!! COME ON!! WHY do this!!? Also I used to be able to look up words by clicking on a word to look up meaning. That no longer works!!! The app was better before you messed with it. I use this daily. I have had this app for 10 years. Now it’s messed up. Please give up back the things that were helpful. So sad you changed these things!!!.Version: 7.0.7
Change in formatI’ve had Jesus Calling on my phone since it came out. I LOVE this devotional and have been able to witness through “sharing” some of the daily devotions through the years!!! Thank you for this app!!!!😃 Three stars are due to the fact that we can no longer copy/paste and share on social media!! You get just a blurb when you share and then all of the “store” items. Makes me sad! The way Sarah Young wrote this with Jesus in first person makes it SO PERSONAL and easy to get the attention of unbelievers. Please please change it back. Blessings😇.Version: 7.0.7
Works PerfectlyHaving read all of the negative reviews, I was initially reluctant to purchase the app but ultimately went ahead and did so anyway.
The app is working 100% as intended on my 6S Plus with iOS 10.3.3.; I am experiencing none of the problems stated by other users. I also tested the audio feature, and it too works flawlessly.
I am happy I made the purchase, and can see myself using Jesus Calling and other purchasable devos from the same series for a long time to come..Version: 5.0.0
SharingI know someone else has posted something similar. I love his app but sharing is a small problem. You can hold your finger down and select whole text but when it is shared on FB it doesn’t show that it is from “Jesus Calling”. I usually type it at the top to tell everyone where it is from. Then there is the share button that says share text and it just brings up books that are available instead of the actual text. If one or both of these were fixed I would give it 5 stars..Version: 6.1.3
Love this !Reading this every morning . Definitely helps my day go smooth . Very inspirational. I have noticed that I have had more happiness, peace and tranquility in my life since I started reading this every morning. There are times when My life is busy and I forget to read It and I realize that there is more stress in my life. The when I go back to my daily reading it’s like a layer of stress lift off me and I feel the positive energy and light all around and my days are much better.Version: 6.1.3
Latest updateI've had this app for over two years and loved it until the latest update. My mother used to say if it's not broke don't fix it why oh why did you make changes. The new format is hard to read and the dates from change correctly. Please please change it back. Don't do the updates if you can avoid them.
Requested update: sometimes I go to bed after midnight which is when I read your app. The new format doesn’t seem to allow me to pick a date in the past or future unless I’ve marked it as my favorite. Maybe I’m missing something ?.Version: 7.0.7
New versionI love this devotional. I’ve been reading for over 8 years. Some years back I moved to the app. Most recent updates removed the background, and you can’t highlight text to share. I copied text that touched my heart to my journal. I also have Jesus Always and the app no longer keeps your place in each, only the last one viewed. So I have to scroll all the way through the year to get to the day of the second devotional. I will say I am pleased with the links to the Bible. Please make it as enjoyable as it was….Version: 7.0.4
An Ongoing BlessingsI Started this devotion about 6 years ago when I received a hard copy of Jesus Calling as a gift. not only have I prayed this devotion daily ever since, but I have given a lot of copies as presents to friends, family and acquaintances. I have even purchased the Spanish version and given it away as well. It is truly God’s grace speaking to us through this blessed instrument. How I wish everyone would discover this jewel! Thank you Lord Jesus!.Version: 7.0.7
He calls me Daily…This is the VERY first thing I do every morning (after I grab my coffee) and it is the ONLY way I want to start my each and every day. There are so MANY messages that resonate with me and my daily situations and human frailties.
I would give FIVE stars, except there is no ability to highlight what I am reading on my iPad. I am constantly taking screen shots of poignant words and then highlighting that and saving for my files or photos.
I would be lost searching for a replacement if I did not have this in my life. I am so grateful..Version: 7.0.7
Content vs. screen designI was so upset that you changed the beautiful interface that I stopped reading the devotional on a daily basis. Well, I played right into Satan’s hands. Your team might have as well by changing the design because it probably caused others to react the same way. But then I realized that I should be focusing on the content rather than the packaging. And had I never seen the original interface, I would be fine with the app. So now I am back to reading it daily as I have my priorities straight. I also increased my rating from 1 star to 3..Version: 7.0.7
Why?!The app has been of my best ways to share the gospel and you’ve now made it impossible to copy and paste pieces… it was fine the way you had it and now I can only share with your “get the app” picture on it and only a portion of the reading. I have been uplifting my mother and sister and friends on Facebook letting everyone know where these come from each day. I’m Disappointed and so are those whom I shared Jesus with. 4 out of 5 stars because I’m still able to read it..Version: 7.0.1
The Upgrade Made the App Less EnjoyableI love “Jesus Calling.” I have the book, and have given many copies to friends. I had installed the App so I can read my devotion when traveling. I would have giving the App 5 stars until this last upgrade. I “upgrade all” on my apps, or I wouldn’t have changed this one. I don’t like this upgrade at all! It is cumbersome to find the day’s devotion, and I don’t know the purpose of the changes. So disappointed that a wonderful devotion is now more difficult to use..Version: 7.0.2
Miss being able to copyI’ve used this app for years and always knew when I would read an old favorite because it was marked with the heart. That’s gone now. But worse is I used to copy them and paste into a text or email to a friend or relative who would be uplifted by the meaningful words. No longer! Darn, being unable to share these makes me sad. Can you bring that feature back? Otherwise my stars are for the wonderful writing and content..Version: 7.0.3
The best gift everI received this book of meditations as a gift in 2011 and have been reading it continually ever since. You might say that it is well read. Then I discovered the online version and now have been able to continue my readings even when I don’t have the book with me. Every day the reflection seems to say something directly to me.
I thank Sarah for her generosity in sharing her and our Lord's thoughts..Version: 7.0.7
An awesome & excellent gift from Jesus!!!!To read a daily message from our Lord and Savior, is a gift from Jesus to all who are willing to join and enjoy the fun, the open honesty He shares with us . All of us are so blessed by Sarah Young’s willingness to take a leap of faith to trust what Jesus asked Sarah to do.
I know this to be true for Sarah Young as it is for me. January 2015 I was commissioned by Jesus to write a book titled “Three Strikes, You’re Out, USA!”.
Three Strikes, You’re Out, USA!, was published May 2021. The message from God, Jesus and The Holy Spirit clearly states the direction of our beloved USA. We have two and only two choices;
1. Repent of our sins and God will heal our Nation;
2. Continuing to believe following Lucifer, (aka Satan) is the best to do whatever WE WANT TO DO, as often as we desire.
Geary L. Robinson, PhD
Christain Faith Publishing.Version: 7.0.7
ReviewI have always loved the Jesus calling book it’s meant a lot to me in my life I’ve given hundreds of books to others. it’s been a blessing to everybody I’ve given it to. I’m sorry to say I do not like the new format that you are chosen I hope in the near future you will go back to the old. I don’t know why you’ve seen fit to change it. Give me a reason and I may change my mind..Version: 7.0.7
Jesus calling audioI am no longer able to listen to my daily devotions either. Some days it is difficult reading because of a medical issue but I miss being able to hear it read to me.
Also, I have gifted this devotional to others in the past but no longer see that option.
Can you please help me out with these 2 issues.
Gives Me PeaceLove to read this book each day because it’s an inspiration and affirmation of The Lord’s love for us.♥️.Version: 7.0.7
Jesus callingI am so glad to be able to have the app, as I was reading it in the book for many years, but this allows me to read it anywhere, as the mornings can be hectic sometimes..
Love to start my day with reading it before my prayer time.. thank you!!.Version: 7.0.7
Love this appInspiring and meaningful devotions. Always a source of grounding and reflection for me at any time of the day..Version: 6.1.2
Great app but glitchyIt won’t let me scroll down the page after I clicked on the devo for the day so I can only read the beginning 🙁.Version: 6.1.2
Beautiful encounter with JesusI'm a witness that Jesus himself speaks through this book. Heres my testimony, I began reading this devotional book there was a prayer in one of the devos that i prayed and seriously after i prayed that prayer i began seing things in the physical world differently, trees were more vibrant, nature was alive... everything was beautiful. i felt the most amazing peace and love of Jesus i litteraly felt Jesus was with me in my room and He was speaking to me dirrectly through each of the words of this book, some people have said this is not a good devo that it has false doctrine or whatever but i tell u before the living God the experience I had reading this.. was out of this world AMAZING and supernatual. I witnessed Gods amazing love for me. i prayed and prayed for hours and hours and began speaking in tongues, i was really deep in the spiritual realm praying for peoples deliverance seing visions in my mind of chains breaking as i would pray for peoples chains to break. Call me crazy but this is the best devotional in my opinion. I thank God for it because its a reason why I am a follower of Jesus Christ today. PRAISE GOD !!!!.Version: 6.0.0
HighlightingThanks for the app! My daughter took my Jesus Calling book, so now I have downloaded the app so I can carry it with me where ever I go. One thing I miss is being able to highlight and underline the text. Could you add these functionalities to the app, along with the copy and paste?.Version: 2.1
Best recovery update everThey really listened to the users after that last update. It wasn't great but this is fantastic. Nice job..Version: 2.1
Update Ruined ItLoved this app until the update. Now the date is wrong and the font is so small I can barely read it. If I enlarge it on my iPad screen it won't let you move across the page so it is impossible to read because you can only see part of it. Loved the set up and ease of use prior to this update, but won't likely use it now until this is fixed. It's a shame. It was one of my "go to" apps.
**Update** - Although they have corrected many of the issues resulting from the last update, the app is far from being as good as it was. For instance you can no longer share the daily devotional or copy and paste. I often find things in the devotional that would encourage others and like to email or text it to them, or post it on my FB page. That is no longer an option. I'm guessing it has to do with copywrite but it is just one more thing that ruined this app for me.
**Update Again** - Thanks for listening to your customers. The latest update brought back an easy to read text size and format and best of all you can once again copy, paste and share!.Version: 2.1
Great updateBack to being awesome!.Version: 2.1
Great App and BookI really enjoy using this app on a daily basis. This devotion gives me a lot of life and hope throughout my day. Please keep this movement alive.
There are few things in yeah I would love to see updated:
- Add sharing option for devotions
- Remove horizontal movement when scrolling down a devotion
- Add highlighting option for text in devotions
- Provide option to Sync daily reminder with Reminder app
Thank you!.Version: 1.71
Well doneA huge improvement - thank you. I look forward to more of your updates now. God bless you all.Version: 1.71
Not goodOld version was better - used it daily! Now can't read: font too small, can't adjust and zooming larger on iPad won't auto adjust to space or allow to shift side to side to view text. Date incorrect also. Can't use this way ... Please return to old version!.Version: 1.7
Jesus CallingThis book has literally changed my outlook on life....Version: 1.6
Jesus CallingGreat app except there is no way to retrieve your money if the email for the person you are gifting ( or they do not have a phone that accepts the app or if an error was made).This happened to me and I paid for a gift no one received.This is a rip off I feel and there should be some way to be compensated..Version: 1.7
Mixed up datesThe recent update got the dates mixed up. Today is January 10 and your devotional date shows January 11. Please fix it..Version: 1.7
Very well doneI enjoy this author's writing. I especially love that I can open this devotional anywhere. Thanks for creating this app..Version: 1.4
Beautiful way to start your dayThis app is awesome! No issues whatsoever. The devotionals are powerful and inspiring. Highly recommend!.Version: 1.1
Great app/contentLove this book - app makes it even better!.Version: 1.0
Great appA great app for the iPad. Same content as the book. It writes out the Scriptures for you which is even better than buying the book. Loads up with no problems. A great devotional and a great way to keep your devotions near you through the day. Highly recommended..Version: 1.0
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