Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Beautiful Way to Start Each Day

 Life Application Study Bible Devotional       Daily Wisdom from the Life of Jesus:  The Gospels
I grabbed this devotional because I am preparing several weeks of lessons on the Life of Jesus to use in our church’s children’s ministry for next year.  Not being a professional curriculum writer, I figured the more resources I have, the better.  I was not disappointed with this book.

I love the way this book is set up.  I have not used the Life Application Study Bible, so I do not know how this compares in terms of how it is laid out, but to me, the devotional is laid out perfectly.  Each week focuses on a different event in Jesus’ earthly life from Annunciation to Ascension.  A week’s reading is set out for 6 days, with the first day “Setting the Scene” with background information.  Each day has the Scripture included so you could use this without having your Bible with you.  There are also questions to help you think and personalize the Scripture, to help you go deeper than just the surface level of the reading.

This is a full year’s devotion.  Each topic is laid out by the week, there are no specific dates, so it makes it easy to start anywhere in the year.  The indexes are great:  one is a topical index and the other is Scriptures.  Each gives the week number and day of the week to help you find what you are looking for, which is extremely helpful.  I am very glad I was able to get this book.

This book was provided by Tyndale Publishers free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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