Wednesday, June 29, 2011
God's Love Letters To You by Dr. Larry Crabb
God's Love Letters To You: A 40- Day Devotional Experience by Dr. Larry Crabb, has one devetional dedicated to each of the individual books of the bible. Each day, the reader will be greeted with a new devotional, written in a first person narative, as if God himself has written a personal letter- starting with Genesis on day one and ending with Revelation on day 40. The devotionals themselves are somewhat inspriational, yet they have little if anything, to do with the actual bible book of which they are allegedly based. For example, the devotional titled, "Romans" apparently spends more time addressing the fact that the book of Romans is the first of many New Testament letters of the bible, yet the text of the devotional does not discuss the themes or anything else having to do with the book of Romans. It is more of a commentary of the importance of understanding the truth of the bible's words, but it does not discuss specifically any spiritual theme or important biblical points of the particular book of Romans. Regretably, this is a lost opportunity which could have proven to be a spring board into deeper study of the book of Romans or any other book of the bible for that matter. In general the devotions are very short and quick. While there is some inspiration, and quotes from notable Christians and Christian writers, there are very few actual scripture quotes. Nevertheless, this soft cover devotional is attractively packaged, with its cover made to simulate a stamped envelope. Hopefully, readers of this devotional will actually use this devotional as inspiration to seek out and read the bible. As a blogger for booksneeze, I recieved a copy of this book from thomas Nelson publishers for the purpose of writing this review. The opinions expressed are my own.