Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Book Review: A Year With God

A Year with God
A Year With God
By R.P. Nettlehorst
Thomas Nelson, 2010
English, 400 pgs


A 365-day devotional featuring the actual spoken words of God as presented in the Bible.

Too many times the impact and grandness of the actual words God spoke, as recorded in the Bible, are lost in the telling of the story. In A Year with God the primary focus is to allow the scriptures that contain God's dialogue and the revelations of himself to uniquely speak to the reader. The author follows each reading with insights and applications to help explain the context and nuances of the text. The unique titling of each meditation and the nontraditional themes and organization help bring God to our daily lives. Topics include:
  • Hope and Fear
  • Love and Hate
  • Perseverance and Quitting
  • Faith and Doubt
  • Loyalty and Betrayal
  • Companionship and Isolation
  • Mercy and Judgment
  • Forgiveness and Anger
  • Joy and Sadness
  • Peace and Conflict

I think my favorite aspect to the book is that it's broken into sections as described above. It makes it easier to find something quickly. I requested this book with the expectation of the devotions being easy to read. I also intended it to be a gift for a friend. I'm happy to give this as a gift and I'm happy that it is so well written and is so thoughtful. The devotions don't come across as "preachy" but as an explanation of the Scripture. I like it a lot.

I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review from Book Sneeze. No additional compensation has been received.

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