by Lucinda Secrest McDowell
A deeper faith can be as simple as a single word.
With the dawn of each new year, Christians and spiritual seekers vow to seek a deeper, closer relationship with God and grow their spiritual life. Yet like many resolutions, as time passes, so does determination to stay the course. But what if a thriving, active faith were as simple as reading one word a day?
Award-winning author Lucinda Secrest McDowell knows that if you spend a few minutes every day turning to God's Word for wisdom and guidance, your faith can flourish and grow. Through short and inspiring readings, McDowell unpacks a single word---like mercy, beauty, gratitude, or grace---to uncover a biblical blessing or lesson you can act on that very day. Each devotion includes stories and illustrations to foster understanding and ends with a benediction, written as if God were speaking directly to you.
Organized into four seasons---fall, Advent, Lent, and summer---these devotions invite you to discover those "dwelling places" that offer the joy of God's promises and presence. Whether in the midst of busy holiday schedules, holy days, or changing seasons, a deeper faith can be a simple as a single word.
My thoughts: DWELLING PLACES is a devotional divided up into four seasons, making it timely for whatever date it is. They aren't dated, so you can go in order, or you can kind of jump around anywhere in the season we're enjoying for a relevant reading.
Each devotional is short, and won't take much time out of our daily schedule to read. They start with a verse, a short story, a tie-in to scripture, an application, and end with a prayer. I like this devotional for a five minute time with God, but it is not meant to be a full Bible study. The devotions are easy to read and understand. I keep my book beside my bed to read with my family during bedtime devotions. Recommended. 4 stars.
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