July 19, 2010

Jesus Calling - A Review

  I recently received a copy of Sarah Young's devotional book Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence to review from Book Sneeze.

Jesus Calling - Deluxe Edition: Enjoying Peace in His Presence

I've never reviewed a devotional before, so it felt slightly odd to me reading more than page at a time.  I'm such a rule follower that I felt a bit like I was cheating reading page after page.  That of course says more about me than the book - a friend told me once I'd make up new rules just so that I could have more to follow.

As I started through the first few pages, I marked a day that particularly spoke to me, meaning to quote it in my review.  Flipping through a few pages later, I moved the marker to another page, then again.  This book, with the passage written as if it were a direct message from Jesus to the reader, is full of wonderful words for daily living.

Most importantly, the message inside was beautiful and really spoke to my heart.  As a side note I'll also like to say that this particular edition is gorgeous in appearance also.  Its leather cover, attached ribbon bookmark, and wonderful message make it a great gift idea.  Or certainly it would be something worth getting for yourself and having the daily reminder of God's goodness, grace and mercy.

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  1. Definitely a great gift. I have always given copies of My Utmost for His Highest as devotional gifts, just because of how much that one means to me. I'll have to check this one out.

    And yeah...in my defense, the doorbell was really well camoflauged in the bricks! LOL! but still...ridiculous!

  2. It sounds like a great gift idea for sure! I'm a rule follower, too, so that would be hard!!

    {Thanks again for your encouragement & prayers!}

  3. Seriously, I just got that book as a gift yesterday. Have not looked at it yet, but that is way too funny!

  4. Looks like a great gift - or something to buy for me!

  5. I can't wait to get this book. It looks really good.

    I, too am a rule follower, until that rebellious little voice starts listening to others.

  6. I won this from a blog giveaway a little over a year ago. I don't use it every day, but it has spoken to me COUNTLESS times. It has ousted My Utmost...as my favorite daily devotional :)


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