Thursday, July 27
Awaken by Priscilla Shirer
The choice of a devotional book is more personal than most. This kind of reading is not merely for the purpose of leisure and enjoyment. No, with this kind of resource you’re expecting and praying for something more. You want to hear from God, receive His direction, and be refreshed in the depths of your soul. Only God’s Word can do that.
So you need to choose wisely.
With her first devotional book, Priscilla Shirer makes your choice easy. For even though she’s written multiple best-selling books and Bible studies, including the 2016 ECPA “Christian Book of the Year” (Fervent), even though she regularly speaks to thousands at conference venues and churches around the world, even though she was the lead actress in a #1 box-office feature film (War Room) . . . It all starts for Priscilla where it all starts for you.
Alone with God. Alone with His Word. Eager to hear His voice. Prepared to humbly and obediently respond. She hopes, more than anything else, that the daily insights you receive in these pages will challenge, encourage, and strengthen you in every way.
These ninety devotions from the heart of a mom, wife, encourager, and friend will Awaken you each day with fresh insights gleaned from the Spirit of God. Ready to help you mine the treasures of Scripture and fortify you for the day ahead.
This devotional is . . . a good choice.
Priscilla Shirer has recently become a favourite author, actress, and teacher, and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review her latest release, this great ninety day devotional.
One of my favourite daily segments is on Day 17. It's the story of Jonah, when God spoke to him as recorded in the first chapter of Jonah. He was instructed to go to Ninevah, and his immediate response was negative. Priscilla Shirer then relates this story to our own lives, and asks questions that we should reflect upon. What is our Ninevah? Where is the place that we never want to go? Or who is the person that God wants us to forgive? Or what is that thing that we feel deep in our heart that God wants us to do? Out of fear or rebellion, we choose not to listen to that still small voice of God.
I love how Priscilla takes a scripture and makes it personal. She brings the Word of God alive and applicable to our daily lives. As I was reading this Ebook, I was wishing for a space to document my personal thoughts, and the paper copy has ample space for journal entry. I will be purchasing a physical copy of this book as soon as I can ... it's definitely a treasure that I highly recommend.
Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of B&H Publishing in exchange for my honest review.