Brief and profound, these daily readings from Sheila Walsh will help busy women draw close to Jesus and walk in His peace throughout the day. It will become clear that even in the midst of a busy lifestyle, every minute we spend in the powerful presence of Jesus makes a difference in our lives!
I have to admit that I am not a big devotional fan. I find many of them rather poorly written and with scripture verses chosen that seem to have nothing to do with what they are talking about in the devotion. I find that VERY aggravating. Not saying the devotion isn't good or anything, but if you read a verse and think about what it means and then the devotion seems to have nothing to do with the verse it just feels like a waste of time or like the writer is merely trying to convey a thought and the scripture was tossed in as an after thought.
In this book by Sheila Walsh she starts off with a devotion
No scripture readings at this point. Just a 2-3 pages of text.
The writing is easy.
There are a minimum of 30 devotions to read (if not more, I honestly haven't counted them all)
Then you will get this blue box with a question or a thought displayed to ponder on.
After this blue box some scripture verses are written down along with what translation they are from.
Usually three to five verses are given.
Verses from the NLT, NIV, and the ESV bible translations.
Written in italics to help them stand out. This is God's word written down for you.
Using different translations sometimes aids in the understanding.
I cannot say that I have read through the whole devotional at this point. I find they take me much less than five minutes to read through which leaves me time to ponder the verses. I cannot say that every verse seems really well connected with the devotion, or that some aren't taken out of context, but I much prefer this set up. To be able to leave a devotion with God's word on my heart rather than a pithy devotion that seems disconnected from the bible verse.
I like this book and can see myself finishing it when I am done this review period.
Received: hardcover book
Title: 5 Minutes with Jesus: Peace for Today
Author: Sheila Walsh
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Reviewed for: BookLookBloggers