Devotional and Commentary iPhone Apps


The devotional app contains the following books:

  • The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis
  • Morning and Evening: Daily Readings by C.H. Spurgeon
  • The Practice of the Presence of God: The Best Rule of Holy Life by Brother Lawrence
Currently available in three editions
$9.99 CCEL NRSV Bible NRSV Bible + three devotional books
$9.99 CCEL NRSVA Bible NRSV Bible with Apocrypha + three devotional books
Free CCEL Devotional Bible KJV and ASV Bibles + three devotional books


We also have a commentaries edition, which includes the following commentary volumes:

  • JFB Commentary by Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset, and David Brown
  • MHC Concise Commentary by Matthew Henry
  • Wesley's Notes by John Wesley
Currently available in two editions
$14.99 CCEL NRSV Commentaries NRSV Bible + three commentaries
$4.99 CCEL KJV Commentaries KJV and ASV Bibles + three commentaries


The Bible and the included books are completely searchable. Each application includes five different font size options. Viewing can be in portrait or landscape orientation. The bookmarking capability includes the ability to organize your bookmarks within a book by reordering them. All these features and an exceptionally clean interface make both reading and browsing easy. The iPad is fully supported, making reading even easier.

With the NRSV Bible, all of the standard NRSV features are supported including the notes. The app remembers your location in each book so you can immediately pick up where you left off. Navigation is easy through the hierarchical table of contents. Scripture references are linked, so you can view the passage in a slide-up window.

Navigation of all the books is easy. You can scroll up and down within a section and swipe or tap to turn the page. Tap in the center of the screen to show or hide the toolbars.

All books listed above are included in the original install, so you don't need an Internet connection to use the application. Additional books may also be purchased within the app and downloaded immediately.

Note: The NRSV is licensed through Harper Collins Publishers. The NRSV editions are not available in the United Kingdom. Prices are in U.S. dollars.