You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
Today's Wild Card author is:
and the book:
The 365 Most Important Bible Passages for You: Daily Readings and Meditations on Experiencing God's Richest Blessings in Your Life
FaithWords (November 10, 2011)***Special thanks to Sarah Reck, Web Publicist | FaithWords & Center Street | Hachette Book Group, for sending me a review copy.***
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
No matter what he is writing, Jonathan Rogers is motivated by the astonishing reality of God's transforming grace in the lives of human beings. He is passionate about seeing the truths of Scripture bear fruit in the lives of students - lives of integrity, purpose, and joy. That passion is reflected in his books, including Words to Live By for Teens, What Really Counts for Students, and his Wilderking Trilogy of adventure novels - The Bark of the Bog Owl, The Secret of the Swamp King, and The Way of the Wilderking. Jonathan holds a PhD in English literature from Vanderbilt University. He lives with his family in Nashville Tennessee.
Visit the author's website.
SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:
This year-long devotional is both unique and simple by targeting the general reader, both men and women. Features include:
--A comprehensive overview and accompanying meditation for each passage;
--Daily encouraging and engaging scriptures that focus on the Bible passages that reveal the divine character of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit; and
--Insightful comments and applications to daily life.
List Price: $15.99
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: FaithWords (November 10, 2011)
AND NOW PRESS THE OPEN BOOK WIDGET TO READ THE FIRST CHAPTER:
My take on this devotional:
I am a huge fan of using devotionals. I like the idea of being guided daily toward particular scriptures, and usually I am much more faithful in reading my Bible when I use a devotional rather than trying to go it alone. With "The 365 Most Important Bible Passages For You" I found myself using the table of contents to pick and choose which pages I wanted to read. Actually the table of contents is very user friendly and makes it easy to read it this way. It is broken down into seven subheadings such as A Beginning, A Journey, A Kingdom,Dissolution, Interlude, The Promised One,and Multiplication.At the beginning of each section(for each subheading) their is a brief introduction as well as a Bible verse that was actually like a tiny bonus for me. The devotions in this book start out with a scripture and then a reflection. I like the fact that the author didn't just use one type of Bible translation instead I noticed verses from the NKJV, MSG,NASB, and the NIV to name a few.Overall, if your looking for a devotional or just a way to add a bit more scripture into your day, this little book is perfect.Each daily reading took me approx five minutes so it was easy to find time in my day to do. I think this devotional would make a great little gift as well.