Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Unto the Hills By Billy Graham

Unto the Hills, published by Thomas Nelson, written by the respected author Billy Graham,  is a daily devotional book- containing one devotional for each day of the year. A well known public speaker, Billy Graham, who is a  trusted and inspired authority on the bible,  is also well known for his inspirational books.  Each daily devotion is based on a biblical passage.  Graham starts the devotional with a piece of personal insight or anecdote based on his real life experience.  He speaks out to the reader.  This devotional is not just a rigid book of theology, rather it brings to life relevant biblical passages for today's reader- which is appropriate for a daily devotional book.  This book is analagous to hearing a short sermon each and every day, although it is not intended to replace the need to actually attend church.  His analogies are relevant as well as easy to understand.  For example psalm 51:10 for January 1,  discusses forgivess, and graham uses the analogy the forgiveness of sin with  a chalk board being wiped clean.  This timely message is perfect for new year's day.  This book is not haphazardly put together, rather, Graham used his wisom and insight to put together a relevant as well as easy to understand devotional.   Other timely topics include raising children, worrying, work, angels, adversity- there is quite a mix of topics which will appeal to most any reader.  I reccomend this book for anyone who wishes to integrate a piece of biblical insight into their lives each day.  As a blogger for booksneeze I recieved a copy of this book for the purpose of writing a review.

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