Ask Alexa, and it will be given to you.
Users can now summon the popular Amazon voice assistant for biblical inspiration, cueing audio clips from daily devotionals by top evangelical authors such as Ann Voskamp and Rick Warren.
In December, the company sold millions of its smart devices such as the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot for Christmas—nine times as many as the year before. The same month, Amazon added devotional reading as one of Alexa’s newest skills, developed in partnership with HarperCollins Christian Publishing.
Once the skill is installed, a person’s voice command prompts Alexa to play that day’s devotional clip: Alexa, ask Devotionals to read me today's devotion.
In addition to Voskamp and Warren, the devotionals come from Zondervan and Thomas Nelson authors such as Sarah Young, Lysa TerKeurst, Shauna Niequist, Judah Smith, Lee Strobel, Jefferson Bethke, and more than a dozen others so far.
Young’s Jesus Always and TerKeurst’s Uninvited were ...1