Starting Your Devotional Journey
Making time for devotions each day can bring some peace and calm to our busy lives. We’ve chosen three devotional books designed to keep us connected to God and our faith, even when we’re stressed and busy. Building in time every day for devotional reading can remind us of what is most important to us.
New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp is our first choice. We all know that mornings can be tough. Sometimes, a tasty breakfast and strong cup of coffee just aren't enough to start a day on a positive note. Paul David Tripp aims to energize Christian readers with the most potent encouragement imaginable: the gospel. It offers 365 devotional readings, each beginning with compelling, gospel-centered tweets. These are followed by an extended meditation on a key thought for the day, which inspires reflection and prayer. Focused less on behaviour modification and more on helping people encounter the living God, this resource equips readers with the good news that they can trust in God's goodness, rely on his grace, and live for his glory every day. A perfect gift for anyone who would like to start their morning from inspiring devotionals.
Journey With Me Catherine Campbell invites you to journey with her through the year as she shares 365 Bible meditations that have touched her heart and changed her life.
Using an eclectic mix of readings, character cameos and anecdotes, Catherine takes us across new terrain. As with life, some paths will be smooth and scenic, while others prove steep and stony. The journey may be unpredictable, but the map is trustworthy and the Guide always present. This book will give you strength and inspiration to face every day.
For the Love of God rounds out our devotional choices. Many people would admit that they have allowed the pressures of life to crowd out serious and thoughtful reading of the Bible.
For the Love of God encourages us to face the challenges we encounter each day. Now, more than ever, the need to read the Bible and be reminded of its relevance in our lives and our faith. D. A. Carson offers a perspective that places each reading into the larger framework of history and God's eternal plan. He offers ways in which we can praise God, read His word and understand that nothing would exist without his love for us all. If your friend or a family relative is looking for another inspirational read, this would make a good gift for them.
Each of these three books has one similarity: they reinforce the importance of God’s word, the importance of our faith as Christians, and our dedication to God and fulfilling his purpose for us.