the devozine story

devozine is a devotional lifestyle magazine (devozine for short!) designed just for youth published by The Upper Room in Nashville, Tennessee. The publication of devozine will end with the January/February 2020 issue. 


devozine was first published in 1996 at the request of teens from the Dakotas Annual Conference. At its high mark, nearly 98,000 youth and youth workers used each issue of the magazine.

Looking toward the future, Sandy Miller, the editor of devozine, writes in the last issue: “Saying goodbye to something you value is difficult. But every ending makes room for a new beginning. As the magazine comes to an end, I pray that you will discover new ways to spend time with God. Ask questions. Embrace life. Love well. And continue to tell your story, for it is a whisper of God’s story.”

While the magazine will be impossible to replace, each month The Upper Room will be releasing a few theme-based articles similar to what readers have grown to love through the pages of devozine. You can find these, along with other resources for children, youth, and young adults, at Be sure to subscribe to our Rising Generations newsletter to learn about new plans as they develop and check back next month to see what’s new.

The devozine Staff

Sandy Miller

Sandy Miller

Sandy is the editor of devozine and joined The Upper Room in 1995, a year before the first issue rolled off the press. She enjoys chilling with her family as well as music, movies, mysteries, writing, reading, crafts, sports, and most anything outdoors.

Melanie Hooper

Melanie Hooper

Melanie is the editorial assistant of devozine and Pockets. She has been with the General Board of Discipleship since 1995 and has worked with devozine since 2001.

To Order Devozine Magazine, call 1.800.972.0433.