Publication Date: October 2010
Publisher: Ideals Publications
Genre: Christian Growth/Devotional
(Received for review from Phenix & Phenix Publicity)
Purchase: Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, Borders, IndieBound
Daily Guideposts Website: Click HERE
Synopsis (Book Blurb):
A Spirit-Lifting Devotional
For thirty-five years, Daily Guideposts has been America's favorite devotional, a daily companion helping millions of readers to a closer walk with God and a fuller, richer life. For every day of 2011, you'll find a short Scripture verse for reflection, a true, first-person story of the ways God speaks to us in the ordinary events of life, and a brief prayer to help you put the day's message to work in your own life.
In this special thirty-fifth anniversary edition, you'll learn how simplifying your life can give you more room to love, share a harrowing journey from the darkness of depression back into the light, find healing for the heart in the heart of Africa, and discover how a casual postcard helped a sorrowing widow discover a new and still growing love.
Simply and directly, in just five minutes a day . Daily Guideposts 2011 will help you appreciate the tokens of love that God will be showing you every day of the year.
As many of you know I'm always looking for good devotional materiel for my daughters and myself. Daily Guideposts has always been a favorite of mine and I was excited to be able to review the 2011 edition. This is the 35th anniversary edition and it's just beautiful, with a great cover art as well as a ribbon to help you keep your place everyday.
One of the things that I have always appreciated about Daily Guideposts is that it gives you a Scripture reference to read and meditate on every day. The reason most people use a devotional is to spend time with God every day. It's great to read the first person accounts and learn from the experiences of the authors, but there is no substitute for reading the Bible daily and taking wisdom from it's pages. Daily Guideposts gives you not only a Scripture, but also a short prayer to help you direct your thoughts toward God and what he has to say to you from each devotion.
I also like the way the book is written. There are several different contributing authors from book writers we all love, like Debbie Macomber to people who work behind the scenes everyday at Daily Guideposts. This gives a reader a wide range of experiences, beliefs and ideas from which to glean meaning. By having so many different viewpoints it is easy for readers to find something that appeals to them within the book. Readers will find each devotion quick and easy to understand which is important for people on the go and for those who are just starting out in their Christian walk.
I am looking forward to reading this one every day in 2011 and I think it will be a great devotional for a wide range of readers. Some of the topics included in this years edition include: acceptance, memories, empathy, reliability, understanding and trust. These are just a few of the great topics which you'll find here and I think you'll really enjoy reading the experiences of others. You should get it now so you'll be all set for the new year.
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