I'm a lover of devotionals and expected to love this one as much as I have many others in the past. However, while the material is sound and biblically based, essential for anybody reading life application material, I'm not a huge fan of the style. I prefer devotionals that are based on facts straight from the Bible and this book does that for the most part but when using a story as an example, the author tends to give an imaginary response that the characters might have thought or done while receiving God's word in real time.
Some people absolutely love this type of devotional/reading as a few authors practice the approach but I'm not fond of them either. This book is exactly why we have various authors' styles to appeal to various readers and what they like. I have a friend who absolutely fell in love with it and I gave the book to her since I know she will trasure it dearly.
If you prefer the lighter side of scriptural examples, this book is definitely for you. I prefer to be beat over the head with cold hard facts so if it did not specifically happen in the Word, I tend to discard it for fear of coming up with too many conclusions of what may or might have happened. I received this book for free by Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review.
- Anthem, Arizona, United States
- I'm a caregiver to my husband who is permanently disabled. Life can be a bit challenging when it's not really about me at all. I've got two boys, 18 and 3 and they're both an added handful. I spend my spare time trying to keep from being bored and try to make it about me, life and socializing with others about how they spend their time. Hence, the birth of this blog!
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