Thursday, May 28, 2009

Jesus Calling: A Review

"Ask My Spirit within you to order your day and control your thoughts, for the mind controlled by the Spirit is LIFE AND PEACE. You can have as much of Me and My Peace as you want through thousands of correct choices each day."

This is an excerpt from the daily devotions book entitled, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. This is an awesome devotional that is written from the voice of Jesus using scripture. Each page takes scripture and changes it into direct instructions as they might come from Jesus if he were speaking them. I love this book. Of course for the review, I read through the book without any thought to the dates at the top of the page. I can't wait to take each day's words for the day and meditate on them in prayer and quiet. It is a truly remarkable way to personalize scripture, which is God's plan for His Words and the words of Jesus.

I have read many such books as these and this is the first one that puts the Bible in such personal, instructional words. Of course, I don't believe Sarah Young can read the thoughts of Christ, but I do believe she has paraphrased the scripture in an accurate way. She also lists the scriptures she has used so you can use this as a tool to study your Bible and stretch your perceptions and beliefs. Stretching is such good exercise. ( ; I hope you enjoy this devotional book as much as I have. (And will continue to!)

I think God is happy when we spend time meditating on His word and His will for our lives every day. If this book allows you to do that in a more effective way, excellent. It has been doing that for me!


Mia said...

okay give me the scoop...
bought and own?
on loan from a friend?
dropped out of the sky?
I need to know!!!
I saw your mail delivering hubby downtown today.

Tiffany said...

This sounds great! I try to pray through scripture every day and turn the words into personal words for me. I love the idea of this book, doing that for me. Thanks for the great review!