Tuesday, January 11, 2011
This is a one year devotional containing the stories of Christians from around the globe. Each month has a different theme with each day having a verse followed by a related story and a short prayer. The appendix of the book contains reference material regarding missions. This includes a message from the International Mission Board, how to pray for missionaries, the church’s roll in missions and information about the authors.
I appreciate the heart that this book was written with. I have a heart for missions and that is what initially attracted me to the book after reading its brief description. I do like the stories of missionaries serving around the world and how the Lord provides for them. Hearing the testimonies of how the Lord provides is good and healthy for fellow believers to hear.
While I like most of the content, I don’t think this fits as a devotional very well. It fits more as stories to read than insight on scriptural truth to start the day with. The appendix at the back does have some good general information and exhortation to pray for those in the mission field.
I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program