Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Year with God By R.P. Nettelhorst

As far as Christian/ spiritual daily devotional books, there is a spectrum, at one end of which, strictly biblical based, indepth works such as the Christian classics of the well known pastor Charles H. Spurgeon and the quick and easy to digest modern devotionals which consist of the author's own loosely defined spiritual anecdotes and heartwarming stories.  R. P. Nettelhorst's devotional book: A Year with God, lies  somewhat in between more spiritually advanced devotionals and the story/ anecdote based devotionals.  Relying heavily on scripture and bible stories, the short fast paced devotional passages are easy to read nonetheless.  Because they are based on biblical passages and actual biblical stories, the reader can be assured of getting his/ her daily dose of scripture.  The devotionals encourage deeper insight into applying parallel biblical truths and stories into his or her own life situation.  The devotionals are numbered in consecutive numerical order rather than by a particular date, allowing more flexibility. A range of topics are covered, of which readers will certainly be able to relate to. Scripture references are provided as well, making it easy to follow along with the original scripture reference.  In the table of contents, passages are grouped by category, such as hope and fear, perseverance and quitting- similar to the "where to turn to" helps sections found in many bibles.  As a blogger for booksneeze I am recieveing a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson publishers for the purpose of writing this review.  The opinions expressed are my own.

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