Sunday, December 20, 2009

Review: Jesus Lives (devotional book)

Recently I received a copy of Jesus Lives, a devotional book by Sarah Young, available from Thomas Nelson.

This is a really pretty little book, with a nice, padded cover and a ribbon marker for keeping your place. The book begins with a topical guide to the themes in the book. So if you're going through a certain situation or have a particular topic that you want to read about that day, it's easy to find just what you're looking for.  The topical sections are not all gathered right together in the book, so if you decide to read the book through from beginning to end, you're not going to get overwhelmed by reading page after page of devotions on the same topic. Topics include hope, grace, prayer, protection, faith, His forgiveness, heaven, sorrow, striving, trust, worry and worship, to name just a few.

The individual devotions are short, just the length of a small page. On the page after each devotion there is a list of three or four bible passages on the same topic.  This book contains 180 devotions in all, so there will be material here for you to read for a long, long time to come!

Each page in the book is on a pretty light brown background, with a beautiful picture of a cross at the top. But beyond all the prettiness of the book, the actual content of the devotions are what makes this book truly spectacular. I love this book because the devotions are presented as if they were a message written straight from God, for you.  I really like this; it helps me remember that God does love me and thinks about me all the time and has things to say directly to me.

If you're looking for an encouraging devotional book that will also challenge you in your faith, I'd really suggest taking a look at this one. And it would be a wonderful gift for someone in your life!

Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of this book by Thomas Nelson so that I could read it and review it for myself. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.