Pearcey Report

Pearcey Report

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Interesting Devotional

A Year with God R.P. Nettelhorst

Unlike so many devotionals, this one is not laid out in terms of days of the month, but simply numerically.

Another unique feature is the organization around topics: Hope and Fear, Love and Hate, Perseverance and Quitting, Faith and Doubt, Loyalty and Betrayal, Companionship and Isolation, Mercy and Judgment, Forgiveness and Anger, Joy and Sadness, and Peace and Conflict. Each topical segment begins biblically in Genesis and moves through Malachi selecting passages pertinent to the topic.

The author chose to utilize differing translations throughout the topic.

By and large, I found the comments for each day interesting and often quite stimulating, though I would differ with his observation on the rainbow's original appearance. The take on Ham’s sin was interesting, as well. You will need to purchase or borrow the book to see what he says!

I wondered why the author did not seek to explicate the place of Jesus more directly in his devotional development, given Jesus’ remarks in Luke 24:27.

Maybe the author is leaving that for his next edition?

I would recommend this book.

I received this book as part of the publisher’s blogger review program (BookSneeze).

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