Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Voices of the Faithful 2 by Kim P. Davis and Beth Moore

Although Voices of the Faithful Book 2 by Kim P. Davis and Beth Moore, is the "sequel" to Voices of the Faithful Beth Moore- it is perfectly suitable as a stand alone book.  For those who enjoyed the original book, this second book in the series provides more of the same, short inspirational anecdotes of individual missionaries and their experiences.  As with the original book, each day has its own dedicated passage, and each month is dedicated to a central theme. Though this is a devotional book, its casual style makes for quick reading.  Each day's passage opens up with a biblical verse, and closes with a prayer to re-enforce the theme of the passage.

The passages are brief, and get right to the point for those readers pressed for time, and are in need of quick inspriation. These stories are not neccessarily deeply spiritual, nor do they delve too deeply into scripture, and therefore can be appreciated by the secular audience and younger readers.  I suppose for anonymity, the missionaries whose stories are featured- are identified only by a first name (alias?) and a location. While the lack of full name, vague details and the consistent writing style through out the book, may lead the reader  to question the  authenticity of each of the stories, the book is still motivational, nonetheless.The stories open the reader into a new world beyond that of our comfortable society- a glimpse of what it is like to live the faith and spread the gosepl message in other lands.  Each passage has a particular faith building moral or lesson, analagous to Aesop's tales.   As a blogger for booksneeze, I recieved this book from Thomas Nelson publishers for the purpose of writing this review.  The opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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