Saturday, August 6, 2011

Book Review: Joy Comes in the Morning

Joy Comes In The Morning: 31 Stories And Devotions To Begin Your Day
Joy Comes in the Morning
By Joseph Akins
CreateSpace, 2010
English, 156 pgs

Joy Comes In The Morning is a collection of anecdotes and observations with spiritual life applications. It's humor and down to earth approach make it an easy read and perfect for devotions. "Kinda like Mark Twain meets Max Lucado" has been one way these modern day parables have been described----a creative and unique blend of homespun wisdom and Divine truth. Joy Comes In The Morning takes a journey through the silly and serious sides of life. It is a journey on which laughter is solicited and exploration of the Holy Bible is encouraged, and on this journey the parenthetical reigns.

I love a good devotional book. My day just gets started right when I take some time and read before the day gets started. The stories and devotions in this book are great. There is a lot of humor and truth packed into each one. Some even pointed out parts of Bible stories I'd never considered...and that's saying a lot!

The "southern-ness" of the book lends a warmth and makes the stories just come alive. I have personal memories that were similar to things the author describes...picking blackberries (well, we called them dewberries), not being a fan of sand (not good for a mother of boys) and the need to take a break.

I greatly enjoyed reading the book and have already passed it on to a friend who saw it and wanted to read it as well. Take some time to read and study the stories in the book. Your day will get started right and you'll learn a few things too!

I was provided with a copy of the book for the purpose of a review. No additional compensation has been received and I was not required to write a positive review.

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