With new podcasts cropping up every day, there are countless audio resources for information, learning, challenge, and encouragement. Whether you have five minutes or an hour, you can listen to inspiring speakers and teachers for free. Here are our top five picks for podcasts to encourage your faith.
1. Unfolding Stories by Tyndale House Publishers
Unfolding Stories collects diverse testimonies of how people came to faith in Jesus Christ and moments when God boldly showed up in their lives. Each testimony is told by a real person who has genuinely discovered a life-changing relationship with God. This podcast would be great to share with anyone exploring faith and wondering how others made the decision to commit their lives to Christ. You’ll find their stories inspiring, uplifting, thought provoking, and relatable in many ways; perhaps you’ll even learn something new about God in his interaction with them.
2. Daily Audio Bible by Brian Hardin
Do you desire to read the Bible every day but struggle to make it happen? Why not listen to the Bible instead? In just 40 minutes a day, you can hear the entire Bible from multiple translations over the course of a year. There is a community of people going through the Daily Audio Bible together and you can connect with them through social media and group prayer forums. Walk in community as you dig into scripture every day.
3. At Home with Sally by Sally Clarkson
Sally Clarkson is the beloved author of multiple bestselling books and mother of four. Discipleship and mentoring women to understand how to love God in a more personal way and how to live a satisfying Christian life are threads through all of her messages. On her podcast she encourages women on the centrality of home as the place where the whispers of God’s love are heard regularly, the touch of His hands is given intentionally throughout the day, and the words of His encouragement and affirmation lay the foundation of loving relationships through interviews and discussions.
4. Pray the Word by David Platt
Radical, a ministry founded by bestselling author David Platt, exists to serve the church in accomplishing the mission of Christ. Pray the Word is their short, daily podcast that provides meditations on God’s Word that not only drive you to pray, but drive how you pray. You don’t need a long commute or an hour of time to listen to and reflect on scripture. In five minutes or less every day you can be guided by a gifted pastor and teacher as you journey through the Bible.
5. Out of the Ordinary by Lisa-Jo Baker and Christie Purifoy
Out of the Ordinary is described as “the podcast for anyone who’s ever felt the nagging frustration of wondering if her life is too small, too boring or too ordinary to make a difference.” It’s hosted by two authors and best friends who want their listeners to discover the beauty in their story, no matter how ordinary, by leaning into what God has for them.