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Description

Fall in love with listening to the most important book in history: the Bible.

Dwell has been called "the Spotify of Scripture" because of how easy (and delightful!) we've made it to explore the Bible. Browse popular passages or curated playlists that include select verses by theme. Use our Listening Plans to help you cultivate a habit of seeking God in Scripture every day. Or take the traditional approach: pick your favorite book and dive in!

Connect with scripture through 4 brand new recordings of the Bible, each showcasing a unique and inspiring voice. And with intimate background music exclusively composed for Scripture listening by Steinway Artist Chad Lawson, you'll be drawn into every story like never before.

Dwell is unique in that you can switch voices and background music on-the-fly without losing your place in the audio. Plus, every book, story, playlist, and plan is accompanied by beautiful artwork.

Access all of the Bible—including every book, plan, playlist, and curated passage—by signing up for a 7-day trial. Download Dwell now and transform the way you experience Scripture.


OUR 7-DAY TRIAL GIVES YOU ACCESS TO:

• The Bible in the traditional book-and-chapter form

• 44 listening plans that take you through books or themes one day at a time

• 261 curated passages of noteworthy Scripture - a great place to begin if you’re unsure of where to start

• 44 playlists that help you travel through Scripture by theme


WHAT MAKES DWELL UNIQUE?

• The Spotify of Scripture
Because the Bible is really a library, we’ve gone to great lengths to make its life-changing content deeply explorable.

• Genuine Voices
Dwell offers 4 brand new recordings of Scripture, read by people who love the Bible as much as you do.

• Evocative Artwork
We’ve commissioned beautiful original artwork for every book of the Bible, listening plan, playlist, and curated passage.

• Intimate Music
Listen to original music underneath the Bible narration, composed just for Scripture by Steinway Artist Chad Lawson. It’s music that doesn’t distract, but instead draws you into the text.

• Listening Queue
Add Scripture to your queue so you always have something to listen to on your next 30-minute commute or 45-minute run.


DWELL SUBSCRIPTION PRICING AND TERMS

Dwell offers either an auto-renewing subscription or a one-time, “Lifetime” purchase of the app:

• Dwell Annual: $49.99 per year (after 7-day Trial)
• Dwell Lifetime: $149.99 (one-time purchase)

These prices are for US customers. Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on the country of residence.

Your Dwell subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can go to your iTunes Account settings to manage your subscription and turn off auto-renew. Your iTunes Account will be charged when the purchase is confirmed.

Read more about our terms and conditions here:
https://dwellapp.io/terms_of_service

Read more about our privacy policy here:
https://dwellapp.io/privacy_policy

What’s New

Version 1.4.4

1.4.4 Bug Fixes:
・Fixed a bug where a user's time zone wouldn't update regularly.
・Fixed a bug where some users had trouble logging in with especially complicated passwords.
・Fixed a bug where tapping on album artwork on the player would present the user with a purchase screen, even if she was already a subscriber.

1.4.3 Bug Fixes:
・Fixed a bug where audio would not resume properly when interrupted (during maps navigation, for example).

1.4.2 Bug Fixes:
・Fixed a bug that could affect new users.
・Fixed a bug that could cause Dwell to use a lot of memory.

1.4.1 Bug Fixes:
・Fixed a bug that could result in a crash while Dwell is in the background.

1.4.0 Bug Fixes:
・Fixed a bug where the native volume overlay might not display properly.
・Further improved airplay 2 handling.
・Fixed a bug where music would play even if the preference for music was No Music.
・Fixed a bug where listening plan reminders couldn't be edited in the notifications settings in the app.
・Fixed a bug where Dwell would prevent device from auto locking properly.
・Fixed a bug where the app would lock a user out if their credentials had been lost for some reason.
・Fixed a bug that prevented some users from being able to login.
・Fixed a bug where trying to jump back a chapter could cause a crash.
・Fixed a bug where tapping on an item in the queue table view would play voice but not audio.
・Fixed a bug where audo interruption, like Siri, or Phone Call, might trigger playback to start again, when it shouldn't.
・Fixed bounce-in animation when first starting app.

1.4.0 Improvements:
・Extend resource timeout limit to help users with slower connections.
・Add Dwell version and build number to the bottom of the main settings page, so you don't have to go to About Dwell to find it.
・New loading indicator across the app.
・Now using a clearer error message in case of 400 or 401 authentication issues.
・Improved UI throughout the Settings area.
・Added redrawn queue icon and positioned on right.
・Improved appearance of sign up + sign in screen.
・Improved reload/retry behavior.
・Reduced text weight on inputs.

In version 1.4 we’ve made notable changes to our free offering to ensure Dwell is demonstrably sustainable in the long term. We’ve moved away from both a Free and Premium plan, and have simplified to one plan: Dwell.

Going forward, all users will be able to listen to all four voices, and access all new features of the app, but users without a subscription will have limited access to content. Our goal is to give new users a great ‘taste’ of the Dwell experience while encouraging those who love our approach (and believe in our vision) to help support the project and make it sustainable. We believe this shift will allow the app to reach sustainability more quickly, which means more exciting and formative features for all users.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
3.5K Ratings

3.5K Ratings

MandaKay87 ,

Dwell is the app I never knew I needed!

I read my Bible daily, but this app. I’ve LOVED being able to listed to my bible aloud. There are people in the Bible whose stories I’ve never much thought about, but hearing their stories read aloud has brought me to tears. Hearing the Bible was the only way the Hebrews and early Christian Church were exposed to the Bible. This app brings a little bit of that back to us and allows us to listen as they would have.

This app has four voices to choose from. The graphics are beautiful. They have plans and playlists if you don’t know where to start. They have made long listen stories and passages like “Abraham’s Story” “psalm 119” and others you can choose to listen to if you find a block of time and can listen. They also have short listen passages for the time crunch. And if you like listening from start to finish, they have a library with every book of the New Testament and they are actively working on finishing up the Old Testament (currently there are 7 books: genesis, exodus, 1,2 Samuel, psalms, proverbs and Ecclesiastes).

This app is so well done and I am thrilled with how it’s turned out!

Inklands ,

Super Great App! 😃

Have had the Dwell app for a few months now and have been enjoying it immensely! I tried out the various options with the music and voices and found that I enjoy them all, but especially enjoy the default settings.
I appreciate how they have it easily set up the have a Bible portion of the day, rather than just a verse and have it set so I can have a reminder each morning where I can just swipe and go straight there first thing when I wake up. 😊
I also like how they have various study sections, reading plans, and even short portions set aside that you can listen to if you don’t have a lot of time.

The only thing I would add to the app if I could is having the Word present in a written form as well when you’re listening to it, so you could follow along if you desired to. I figure this would probably slow down the app a bit, and is probably why they had chosen not to do so. I resolve it by having an additional Bible app that I can easily go to, since I can listen to Dwell and be in whatever other app I desire at the same time- which is super nice. 😊

devinprater ,

A must-have for every blind person

As a blind person, I've always looked for a good audio Bible. Several apps have audio, as a kind of nod to hearing the word, but even though they have several versions, the voice is rarely that good, there's no music, and accessibility of the app with VoiceOver, especially when using footnotes, is liable to change drasticly from version to version. This app is perfect in almost every way, except for reasons of time, like more books of the Bible, other translations, especially the CSB, please, and commentaries. I'd like just one other thing from the app, and that is footnotes. Whenever they are in a Bible, it makes understanding a lot easier. They can be spoken by the currently selected voice, and a toggle in settings can turn them on or off by default, and a toggle in the player can turn them on and off for the current queue. Also, I hope that a version like the Complete Jewish Version is recorded, so that I can know the actual pronounciation of the Hebrew and Greek names, along with the other advantages of having a Messianic Jewish Bible.

Information

Seller
Dwell App, LLC
Size
34.3 MB
Category
Reference
Compatibility

Requires iOS 11.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2019 Dwell App, LLC
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Dwell Annual w/ Trial $29.99
  2. Dwell Premium Monthly $2.99
  3. Dwell Annual $28.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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