"On This Day in Christian History"

On This Day in Christian History
By Robert J. Morgan

christian historyThe book can be used as a daily devotional or something to read as you are going through your day as a way to keep yourself engaged and encouraged, as you go through your life. The devotions are very short, so they would only take about 5 minutes and they have a verse at the bottom of the page so you can meditate on it all day long.

The stories are absolutely amazing and completely true, which makes them even more of a blessing to read. The book gives real life stories about men and women in the Christian faith that is completely mind-blowing. The book allows you to hear about: the boxer rebellion, Susanna Wesley, Saint Francine and Claire, and Saint Patrick as well as many others. I have always heard bits of pieces about certain heroes of the faith, but never firsthand got the chance to hear much of their stories. The excitement I felt when I got to hear Susanna Wesley’s (John and Calvin Wesley’s mother) story about how she grew up and her life panned out.

I absolutely love this book. It is something that is beneficial for all of us to read as we strive to serve God and glorify him in everything we do in our lives. It is amazing to see just how much God can do for us that we feel to recognize. The book has had a way of getting me out of my rut where it’s “me, me, and me”, because I am realizing and able to be thankful for my own situations.

Another specific thing I loved about this book is the concordance in the back. If I need to look for a devotion geared towards marriage and romance or discouragement, I would have no problem finding a story to comfort me and draw my heart closer to the Lord.

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"Good Morning Lord"

Good Morning Lord
By Sheila Walsh

GmorningThis book, Good Morning Lord, is a morning devotional book that will get you started on your day. It gives you enough boost to have something to think about, as you walk through your daily routine and challenges. It also prompts you to think about the way that you are living. The bible study consists of over 200 pages of morning devotional material, which will keep you going spiritually for over 100 days.

I thought the book was very well put together. It has a heading that is going to let us know what exactly we are learning, gives an example of how the peice of scripture fits into our everyday life and different things we may have encountered, and a prayer at the end.I absolutely loved the format of the book, and thought it was a great way to start my day. It wasn’t just sitting down and “I’ve got to do this.” It was really enjoyable, and didn’t let me settle for where I am spiritually and emotionally. It dug down deep, and made me realize my past and who God still is today! This devotional book is great for staying in the word every morning, but it is also good for using on the days when you just need something extra to fill you up!

The verse Psalm 1:1A; 2-3 come to mind, when thinking about this particular bible study that has captured my heart.

“Blessed is the one…whose delight is in the law of the LORD,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.

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