Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young

"Jesus Calling: Devotions for Every Day of the Year" by Sarah Young is a calming book. The introduction discusses Young's personal journey with Jesus. It introduces the idea of a prayer journal and how God talks to each and every one of us. Every single day of the year is allotted its own page. On it, devotions in the first person are written. It is supposed to feel as if God is talking to the reader. Below each devotion are Bible verses that relate to the passage and may be looked up.

Young is careful to mention in the beginning that her devotions are inspired by the Holy Spirit but not directly from the Bible. This gives the pages a sense of personality while not bordering on blasphemy. Most of the topics revolve around peace, trusting God, letting go of worries, and the like. At times, the devotions may seem repetition. However, those are the same lessons that many so often forget.

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