Summer Reading Roundup: 10 Tools That Will Help Boost Your Faith

If we squint real hard, we’ll see the end of summer approaching, so how about a summer reading roundup of 10 tools that will help boost your faith?

These are all books and resources I’ve grown to love and thought you might find helpful as well.

Some of these tools sit online, others wait on bookstore shelves. All prove useful for one-on-one time with our Father, offering a boost to our faith if we’ll grab ’em.

Happy summer, friend. Enjoy!

1. Faith Tool: YouVersion

This one lands as my all-time favorite app for boosting faith.

All time.

YouVersion, a digital mission of Life.Church, is the place to go if you like reading the Bible on a digital device. This app contains multiple versions of the Bible, and it’s easy to click back and forth. Favorite versions that help me round out understanding better include the AMP, MSG, and NLT versions.

Look for devotionals and reading plans here as well.

2. Faith Tool:

This one’s a website AND an app. (Aren’t we fortunate? A 2-for-1 deal!) What I love best about Blue Letter Bible are the tools they offer to dig further into a verse. They offer dictionaries, concordances, commentaries, and more to better understand passages and word meaning.

3. Faith Tool: The Spirit-Led Heart

230167: The Spirit-Led Heart: Living a Life of Love and Faith without Borders The Spirit-Led Heart: Living a Life of Love and Faith without Borders
By Suzanne Eller

copies of Psalms Bible Reading Plan with Sign-up Title

4. Faith Tool: The Complete Guide to the Bible

93742: The Complete Guide to the Bible The Complete Guide to the Bible
By Stephen M. Miller

5. Faith Tool: The Bible

The Amplified Bible dives further into the meaning of words and verses, often helping a reader better understand God’s Word. Why not include it in our daily Bible study?

922957: The New Everyday Life Bible: The Power of God"s Word  For Everyday Living The New Everyday Life Bible: The Power of God’s Word For Everyday Living
By Joyce Meyer

464324: Message Slimline Bible--soft leather-look, brown/pink Message Slimline Bible–soft leather-look, brown/pink

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6. Faith Tool: Pinterest

Grey roses in the backdrop with name of Bible Read Plan and contents on top of it.
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7. Faith Tool: Online Bible Studies (Facebook)

From 2 minutes to 10+, here is a listing of several online Bible studies landing on Facebook:

~ Betsy at Faith Spilling Over
~ Abby McDonald
~ Lyli Dunbar
~ Kristi Woods (Look for a new study coming this fall!)

8. Faith Tool: Facebook Live (Church Services)

Sometimes we relocate, don’t have a church, find ourself nursing an injury, or the day’s schedule somehow prevents church attendance. Why not consider online versions for temporary situations? Check out these churches for FB live and video replay services:

Current Church (Oklahoma)
Church at Hampton Roads  (Virginia)
Inspire Church (Hawaii)
LifeChurch (Oklahoma)
Elevation Church (North Carolina)

Bible study on fear cover--light shining on the words Fear What?

9. Faith Tool: Instagram

Instagram is another app useful for Christian growth. Be aware, it contains content from all walks of life, Christian and not so much, but spiritual gold often glitters in its pages. Lisa at True and Faithful has a current prayer focus called #praytheword. Check out her feed to follow along.

10. Faith Tool:

Here’s another site useful for digging into God’s Word. This site, is owned by the same company as and, two online sites where I often contribute pieces like this one on Elijah and this one called 10 Beautiful Implications of Believing You are “Fearfully and Wonderfully” Made.

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  1. Wow, Kristi, thanks for this selection of helps! I do love The Message for it’s aha moments over familiar verses. God continues to speak today. His Word surely is timeless.

    Leaving here praising …

    1. Isn’t the Message good? The colorful, every day language simply helps create a visual for me. Glad to hear it’s a good tool for you as well, Linda. Have a blessed Tuesday!

  2. What a full list. We certainly love in an age when the Bible and Bible helps are super available. Thank you for including my Instagram 40 days of #praytheword!

    1. We’re blessed with the large number of tools available, aren’t we? Love that I can add your #praytheword to the list, Lisa.

  3. Love that Complete Guide to the Bible! I’ve never seen that before. And I never thought of some of those as spiritual tools (like Instagram), but they certainly can be!

  4. I love the YouVersion Bible app because I can see so many versions in one place! I love the Message bible and the Passion Translation!