Tuesday, November 1, 2011

What God Wants for You from His Perspective

The Abundant Life Day Book by Nancy Guthrie

“The Abundant Life Day Book contains a year’s worth of daily reminders of what it means to live in the abundance of God’s blessing through Christ.”--from Tyndale’s synopsis of this book.  I believe Nancy Guthrie has done a good job of accomplishing this.  The book is set up in the typical daily devotional way; Scripture, lesson, prayer.  However, the “lesson” portion of the reading is set up, not as an instructor teaching you a lesson, but as God personally speaking a word to you.
This premise can be tricky to do because you do not want to overstep your bounds and have people think this really is God speaking to them with authority.  The author states in the Introduction, “…while I have taken great liberty in writing these blessings as if they are God speaking to you, the only aspect of each day’s blessing that has the authority of God is the Word of God quoted at the top of each page.”  Through the passages I have read so far I have not found anything that is objectionable.  Quite the opposite, this book helps you think about what God has in mind for you.  It does a very good job reminding us that God is for us, not against us!
The book was provided free of charge by Tyndale House Publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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