Friday, February 3, 2012

Mornings with Jesus 2012~Book Review and Giveaway!

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"Be still and know that I am God.” is one of the most beautiful verses from the Bible, but it’s not easy to practice in this busy world. Mornings with Jesus will help you do just that—“be still” in Jesus’ beautiful and powerful presence. For those who are seeking a deeper experience in their relationship with Christ, Mornings with Jesus offers a fresh perspective of who Jesus is (the Healer, the Son of God, the Comforter, the Good Shepherd) and what that means for day-to-day life. With a warm and friendly voice, 365 short devotional writings on the character and teachings of Jesus encourage readers to greet each day by drawing near to Him and inviting His presence into their day. Spend time with Jesus at the beginning of each day and experience His nearness and peace in a new way throughout the year.

Each day’s selection includes: • a Bible verse • an entry based on Jesus: His words, miracles, and parables; His wisdom, compassion, and comfort; His mystery, power, divinity, and humanity • a “faith step” that will inspire and challenge readers to apply the day’s message to their lives.

Mornings with Jesus is a beautiful devotional. From the beautiful dogwood blossoms on the cover to the words written by seven women authors. This devotional is a wonderful way to start your day with Jesus. Each devotion is short and yet very inspiring.

The devotion for today, February 2 seemed to be speaking directly me. It was written by Gwen Ford Faulkenberry. The Bible verse is Matthew 11:28 (NAS) “Come to Me, all that are weary and heavy-leaden and I will give you rest”  Gwen talks about our daily responsibilities and struggles, you know that never ending list of things that we all have to do each day. We get weary. I know this past week I have been particularly weary from packing and moving into our new house. I know that I have not spent as much time in the Word as I should have I have felt physically and spiritually weary. I know that only Jesus can give me the spiritual rest I need. That type of rest can only come from Him. I need to seek Him each and every morning before I start my day.

I really am enjoying this devotional, I especially like the different perspective and insight from the different authors. It makes each reading fresh and new.

**********GIVEAWAY**********

The publisher has graciously given me a  second copy of Mornings with Jesus 2012 to give away to one of my readers!

Just leave me a comment to enter for a chance to win! I will draw one winner on Thursday February 9th at 5pm.

Giveaway open to residents of US and Canada only.

disclosure: I received a copy of Mornings with Jesus 2012 as a member of the Litfuse Blogger team for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions in this post and on this blog are my own.

4 comments:

Glogirl said...

This looks like a great devotional book! I'm always on the look-out for new devotional books!

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HillaryM said...

I'd like to win this! I am intrigued by there being various authors. Too often I feel bored with devotionals that seem to repeat the same things.

Jen said...

I'd love to win, too! : )

Jen

The Zookeeper said...

Love to have this book! XOXO