Tuesday, October 30, 2012

All to Jesus & Interview with Robert Morgan

Author: Robert J. Morgan
Publisher: Broadman & Holman
October 2012
ISBN:  978-1-4336-7786-1
Genre: Devotional

ALL TO JESUS is a 365 day devotional focused on the “Alls” of Scripture. The word “all” is repeated thousands of times, according to Mr. Morgan, in phrases such as:

Cast all your cares on Him…
Love the Lord with all your heart…
…in all your ways acknowledge Him…
I can do all things through Christ…

Mr. Morgan writes about God’s all-encompassing promises and blessings in ALL TO JESUS, with His loving appeal for our full and total surrender. Jesus’ reputation grows larger before our eyes.

As you read through ALL TO JESUS, we’ll see what He can do. We discover who we can be.

I love devotionals, I admit that. I like to get them in the mail, read them for my devotions, at various times during the day. I keep devotionals everywhere. In the kitchen, for a quick-God moment. In the bathroom, for reading material. Beside the bed. Beside my computer. In the car… everywhere. I like to be focused on God and what better way that to immerse myself in His word, and thoughts about the Scripture reading that’s included.

Each devotional is only a page long. It starts with a single verse, or a short passage, written out for easy reference. Then it goes into brief thoughts about the passage, and concludes with more verses, words to a song, or a short story to emphasize what you read.

Pick up a copy of ALL TO JESUS today, and discover these life-changing truths for yourself. Recommended. Beautifully done in hardcover, making it the ideal gift for the upcoming holiday season. Includes a free download of more than 40 songs. $14.99. 400 pages. 5 stars.


Q&A with Robert Morgan, Author of All to Jesus
Permission to reprint is authorized with credit given to Robert Morgan, All to Jesus

All to Jesus
A Year of Devotions
Robert J. Morgan
B&H Books/October 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4336-7786-1
$14.99/Hardcover/400 pages

Can you tell us how your new devotional, All to Jesus, came into being?

One night when I was troubled, I found 1 Peter 5:7, a verse of Scripture I had known for years: Casting all your care on Him for He cares for you. The word "all" struck me. I'd never seen it before. The verse would have been wonderful without it, but its inclusion lifted the promise to infinity. No burden or problem was beyond the reach of 1 Peter 5:7. I could cast "ALL" my burdens on Him without limitation. That made me wonder if there were other verses in the Bible that were similarly modified with that little adjective and I found over 5000 of them. We selected 366 "alls" for this book.

What is “the largest little word in all the world” and why do you think so?

Someone said: "All means all and that's all all means." We often use the word "omni" to describe God — He is omnipresent, omnipotent and so forth. The little word "all" is the earthly application of God's omni-qualities. It takes His infinite nature and shows us what it means to us here and now. The Lord doesn’t waste words in His Book. In the verses above, the alls could easily have been left out; yet there they are. Seems it’s one of God’s favorite words. He used it thousands of times, often in passages that would have read nicely without it; yet the all maximizes the meaning to the absolute. It’s the largest little word in the world, taking already-strong statements and broadening their applications to virtual infinity, which, after all, is what one would expect from an omnipotent Father.
How many times is “all” mentioned in the Bible? Why do you believe God uses the word so frequently?

The word “all” appears in the Bible 5,675 times. God loves to speak in all-encompassing superlatives because He is eternal and infinite. According to 2 Corinthians 9:8, He is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.

What are a few of your favorite “all” verses and why?

All things work together for the good of those who love God—Romans 8:28
You have thrown all my sins behind Your back—Isaiah 38:17
Even the hairs of your head have all been counted—Matthew 10:30
Love the Lord your God with all your heart—Matthew 22:37
Trust in the Lord with all your heart—Proverbs 3:5-6
Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened—Matthew 11:28
Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life—Psalm 23:6 (NIV)
Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you—Matthew 6:33

What do you hope readers will take away from their daily readings of All to Jesus

Each of these devotions is excerpted from my pulpit ministry and represents what I believe to be solid exposition of Scripture, sprinkled liberally with stories, quotes and interesting tidbits of truth. Each reading calls us to total faith and total obedience, based on the totality of God’s grace. Because He is our All in All, we can say, “All to Jesus.”

About the Author:
Robert J. Morgan is a best-selling, Gold Medallion Award-winning author whose over twenty-five books include Then Sings My Soul, The Red Sea Rules100 Bible Verses Everyone Should Know by Heart and The Children’s Daily Devotional Bible. A staff writer for Dr. David Jeremiah and Turning Points Magazine, he has also served as pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, for three decades. Morgan and his wife have three daughters and ten grandchildren.

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