Jesus Words contains guided audio-meditations. You can meditate alone or as a group. The meditations have three parts. You are guided into silence similar to other meditation styles. Find a place of inner silence and prepare yourself to listen. Words of Jesus are in the center of each meditation. Enjoy the silence between each part. Listen with your heart. Receive peace and guidance. At the end of each meditation there is time to reflect on your personal experience.
Meditation has a long christian tradition. When we read in the Bible we discover that God himself calls us to meditate on his words. It's not only about cognitive understanding but more about understanding with the heart and the whole being.
At Jesus Words we focus on the teachings of Jesus because we believe that they have power to change our lives and to give us a new perspective. We believe that there is so much to explore about Jesus and about this very special relationship to God as a father.
The verses we use in the meditations are from the „World English Bible“. This is a public domain translation.
- Meditate alone or as a group
- Choose an ambient sound to relax
- Adjust the duration of the meditation to your needs
- Take notes about the meditations or exchange your thoughts with others
- Choose the language of the app: English or German
- categories for the meditations give a better overview
- switch between the categories and the list with all meditations
- there are more ambient sounds to select from
Ratings and Reviews
This app is exactly what I was looking for. If you are new to meditation, especially if you are a Christian, this is a perfect start.
Each meditation is simply a passage of scripture, mostly centered around the life of Jesus. The guide leads you through a few steps to help you focus, becoming aware of sounds and thoughts and so on, and then reads each verse with a period of silence (or ambient sound if you choose) in between. You can set the length of time; I found 20 minutes to be great. At the end she reads the passage in its entirety and then encourages you to take a few minutes to consider your thoughts and journal (there is a place to record notes on each meditation in the app).
The setup is so effective because you find yourself dwelling on the visual details or meaning of the words, but you don’t have enough time to extrapolate theology or get distracted. It keeps you focused but receptive and for me, it totally brought out different details and emotions from familiar stories.
The woman reading the text is wonderful. I have tried other meditation apps where the guide honestly made me roll my eyes the whole time because it was so cheesy or pretentious. But her voice is so undistracting and unhurried.
As an app, the format is very basic and a little old-fashioned looking, not much customization, but works very well. I wouldn’t mind more features like a lock screen mode or other sounds but if the creators are putting their time toward recording new meditations instead I like the app how it is.
Developer Response ,
thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, giving some insight in your experience with the app and explaining how it works. Awesome! Especially on itunes we don´t have many reviews yet and we are really thankful for every voice that supports our vision with Jesus Words Meditation. Once again, a big thank you!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.