About the Book

What is The Upper Room Disciplines?

The Upper Room Disciplines is a daily devotional book that offers inspiration for your walk with Christ.

Faithful users appreciate this best-selling devotional guide as an insightful, grounding, and must-read devotional for spending daily time with God. Fifty-three writers from diverse Christian backgrounds invite you to immerse yourself in scripture and apply its truths to your daily life.

Each simple, one-page daily reading offers

  • a selected Bible reading drawn from the Revised Common Lectionary
  • a thoughtful meditation on the scripture passage
  • a prayer or suggestion for reflection
Why are daily devotions important? How does Disciplines help?

Many Christians identify daily time spent with God as their most valuable spiritual habit. Setting aside time to read scripture, pray, and reflect on God’s message helps you build a relationship with God. The short yet thoughtful devotions in Disciplines encourage you to begin or maintain the daily practice of connecting with God.

What else does this book offer?

In addition to the daily devotions, each week contains a scripture overview, plus questions and suggestions for reflection.


Disciplines also provides a simple plan for a one-hour weekly group meeting; morning, midday, and evening prayers; and an appendix of the lectionary readings for 2018.


About the Authors

To keep an inclusive and diverse approach, The Upper Room Disciplines uses 53 writers from a wide range of Christian faith traditions in the United States and around the world. Each week's selections are written by a different author and address the scriptures from the lectionary for the coming week. Many of the authors are scholars, but they offer down-to-earth insights, paying careful attention to the theological and historical contexts of the scriptures.


Writers for 2018 include Junius Dotson (Foreword), Mary Lou Redding, Willie James Jennings, Amy Oden, Jan Richardson, Hannah and Andy Dreitcer, Anne Broyles, Safiyah Fosua, Jim Melchiorre, Max O. Vincent, Pam Hawkins, and Marshall Jenkins.