Great stuff. I decided to download this because I have a physical copy of the book, but I prefer the updated translation. It's actually pretty important to me because some things in the original text go right over my head. I believe it's the lingo of that era but also it's a testament to how highly intelligent Chambers was.
One suggestion though, which someone else brought up: the images; the ability to toggle on/off the images that go along with each day, because it could possibly get in the way of the imagery the Holy Spirit may be wanting to convey. At the same time, some of the images have been beautiful and I've saved them to my camera roll. So, yeah, the ability to toggle on/off the images, if you feel led and enabled by the Holy Spirit to do so.
Thanks for this great app, and may God bless your endeavors!
Images distract from context
By Inappropriate Ads
I am grateful that this app exists. However I believe at least another reviewer commented about the images being distracting from the context and blessing of the words that OC and the spirit so aptly authored for us.
Developers, marketers, please provide the option of removing images from the daily pages so that those who prefer to focus on the depth of the words aren’t distracted by photos chosen by someone other than OCs. Allow the opportunity for the words to stand on their own. Thanks you.
The Best I've Found!!!
Thank goodness for the positive reviewer in early December. I might not have even tried the app because of the negative reviews overall. Some of the reviews had valid concerns but I've not run into any of the problems cited and the app was updated 3 months ago.
The app is $.99 and well worth the price. I would have paid 4x that much for what's included. You HAVE TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT for it to work right, though. I somehow missed that at first.
-You get to read in either the classic or updated edition.
-You get links to scripture verses that you can study in depth.
-You get a journal.
-You get the ability to share on social media.
-You get another quote from Oswald Chambers included.
There are no in app purchases to unlock any of this. It's ALL included!
If you love Oswald Chambers, you will love this app!
By Constine James
I read the My Utmost devotionals every day when I was raising our boys. It kept me in right thinking and mature thought as I spent many days with youngsters.
I am thrilled to have this App and begin the journey again - this time with grandchildren!
Made Some Changes From a Year Ago
This is an update from my original 1 star review over a year ago. I was hoping to see that changes were made to the app, and it appears that they did. For example, the original app prior to v3.0 had scripture verse reference in his classic text. The original book I have does not, so it was an “upgrade” from my tattered book. The verse reference (and hotlink) is now found in the modern version.
Please note these changes in the app store comment!
Thank you for the improvements!
Oct 21 2016
I was really excited to see the new upgrade on Oswald's classic. I hope the intent of the new application is to modernize and expand his profound perspective.
I have 3 issues thus far- First, and foremost, where are all of his Biblical references that Oswald used in his "Classic" (note the capitalization) version? You removed them. Why? That singularly was one of the best features of his readings, where you could go more into the context of the daily reading.
Second, the new "classic version" is not true. It is abbreviated. Entire paragraphs are missing. I tried reading the modern version, and comparing it with my Classic (the ebook unabridged version that I have) and it does not translate well.
Third, you want me to pay again to get the one I bought originally? Without any guarantee that is will be faithful to the original version?
You should rename the program to it's more truthful intent- "My Utmost Abridged"
I had held off for years buying this app
I had held off for years buying this app for a couple reasons; people had left many bad reviews, and the material was free online. I downloaded RBC’s free Our Daily Bread app and found it was great! That lead to believe My Utmost for His Highest app may also be very good as they are both by RBC.
So I purchased the app and find it excellent digital version with many great tools, Scripture lookup built in, font size and style choices, very clean and usable interface. I find myself stunned anyone would not like this app? I do realize I am using the most updated version. Anyway, it is worth the money, especially for the ability to conveniently save and bookmark as well as journal and easily copy text for sharing or saving Oswald Chambers great quotes.
Helps Me to Focus on God’s Mission
By Blake Wisz
Daily life throws a lot of curve balls, this app, helps me to pay attention to the zone box.
Easy to read, Easy to use
This app is two-books in one, offering both the Classic (original text) and Updated (in today's language) of one of the bestselling devotionals of all time, My Utmost for His Highest. The dailiy devotionals cut to the truth of scripture with wisdom like: “Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.” and “The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.”
Although these words were written a hundred years ago, the reflections and truth ring ever true. They challenge and inspire you to examine your faith and to journey toward a closer relationship with God.
Features include: 2 reading options, optional daily reminders, comment section to share thoughts and discuss the days readings, Journal, and more.
Others have complained about the font, that issue seems to have been addressed: the font is an easy-to-read sans serif or Helvetica style font.
Recent “upgrades” and changes have ruined this fabulous app. It is horrible now. Change it back!
I have been using this app since it first came out. It was always basic, simple and just Chambers’ beautiful, on-point words of depth and encouragement. There were no trashy photos to clutter up the text pages or fancy useless props. Now it has all the worldy, flashy garbage all the other worldy, flashy apps have and it’s ruined!! I truly loathe and despise using this app now!! What a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT for Chambers’ fans. We don’t care about someone else’s ideals for photos to sway and taint and take away from what Mr Chambers so aptly allowed the Holy Spirit to impart through his own and paper. Shame on the publisher!!! Boooo. Hisssss.
This WAS my daily devotion. Now I have to go back to my paper copy when I get back to the USA. I go on short term mission trips and did not want to bring a bunch of heavy books for personal devotions. When I saw the update available I downloaded and then crash and blank page. Nothing available. Wish I had the choice to go back to the previous version. Sad how techie people want change for the sake of change. The original worked. Shame on me for thinking that a change to the words of Oswald Chambers could be improved on.