the devozine story

devozine® is a devotional lifestyle magazine (devozine for short!) designed just for youth and published by The Upper Room® in Nashville, Tennessee. devozine is written by young people and by adults who work with them and love them.

The magazine was launched in 1996 after a small group of teens in South Dakota challenged the church to come up with a magazine “just for them.” Read about devozine’s beginnings in an article from our very first issue.

devozine’s Purpose

devozine’s purpose is to help young people 14–19 years old develop a lifelong practice of spending time with God and of reflecting on what God is doing in their lives.

Each issue of the bi-monthly, 64-page, full-color magazine focuses on nine themes, one for each week. Each theme includes weekday meditations and a feature article for the weekend. Meditations may be read in chronological or random order.

Our Vision for

Our vision for is to provide opportunities for young people to spend time with God, to practice their faith, to connect with other teens around the world, to hear the voices of their generation, and to share their creative gifts and their prayers.

Other Offerings

In addition to, we offer an array of companion resources for devozine magazine:

  • In the Habit”  A weekly blog session plan designed to help youth workers and small group leaders lead young people through the themes presented in devozine
  • devo direct — COMING SOON! Daily SMS text messages (Bible verses, quotes, questions) to help you connect with God throughout the day

And of course, be sure to become a devozine facebook fan and to follow us on Instagram!

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.

Sandy Miller

Sandy Miller

Sandy es la editora de devozine y se integró a The Upper Room en 1995 un año antes de que el primer número fuera publicado. Disfruta compartir con su familia así como también la música, las películas, los misterios, el escribir, la lectura, las manualidades, los deportes y casi todas las actividades al aire libre.

Melanie Hooper

Melanie Hooper

Melanie es la asistente editorial para devozine y Pockets. Ella ha estado con la Junta General de Discipulado desde el 1995 y ha trabajado con Devozine desde el 2001.

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.