Not only is the pocket sized devotional, The Abundant Life Day Book by Nancy Guthrie, inviting to look at and read, it is inspirational as well. The first thing that stands out on this book, is the embossed cover details and the bright green butterfly print. While it is important to follow the old cliche about not judging a book by its cover, obviously this book is designed to catch the reader's attention. There certainly is no shortage of pocket sized devotional books on the market- not to mention full sized- soft covered trade book styled devotionals. The idea of a pocket sized devotional is that the reader will find it convientient to carry in a pocket or a purse. Furthermore, the cover must be sufficiently stylish to carry around. This book certainly qualifies as a stylish accessory. While it seems this review has an undue focus on the external appearance of this book, it is simply because as far as devotional books go- the presentation of this book, its cover, and two tone pages, are impressive.
The point of pocket sized devotionals is that they are easy to carry and easy to read. Usually they are not rich in theological detail, but rather they offer simple advise, in a quick to read single paragraph- just like this devotional by Nancy Guthrie. If you are looking for quick inspiration in a stylish package, this is the book for you. In the genre of pocket sized devotional books, this is a good choice. The devotionals speak out to the reader to provide inspiration and biblical truth.
As a blogger for Tyndale I received this book from the publisher for the purpose of writing this review. My opinions are my own.