Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Book Review: God’s Promises Devotional Journal

Published by Thomas Nelson Publishers, this book is a lovely hardback book with lovely raised letters and a leaf design on the cover. The overall look is very impressive.

On the inside are short, less than a half page and some are less than a quarter page, devotions written by some well-known theologians and some not-so-well-known writers. The writers are both male and female so the book will appeal to both male and female readers.

Below each day’s devotion is a question related to the devotion and a lined section for writing your thoughts. The questions and the devotions they are related to are very thought provoking.

The idea of a devotional and a journal all in one book is a great idea. It is a great way to keep your thoughts a faith in check. The devotionals aren’t so long that you take up all your time reading them and trying to decipher them. Instead, they are short, concise, and easy to digest. They are relate-able, making the task of applying the devotional to your own life easy.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to journal. I also think it would be great for a college student or a new Christian. The dual devotional and journaling will help both individuals to check their lives and make sure they are following Christ on a daily basis.

I give this book 4-stars and not 5-stars, only because I would like to have seen each devotion build on the previous one. The devotions are very stand-alone which is not a good thing since they are dated and you want to keep your reader/journaler focused on the task at hand.

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