Saturday, January 15, 2011

Voices of the Faithful

I was so excited to get this book in the mail!  Voices of the Faithful: Book 2 is the second series of daily devotions complied by Kim P Davis.  It also includes an introduction written by Beth Moore (love her!).  The daily devotion consists of a memory verse, a short, real-life story from a missionary and a prayer.  Each section of the day's devotion is clearly divided and in a different font. Each month has a certain theme along which the devotions connect.  January's theme is prayer, February's is love, etc.  The cover and inside art is very elegant.  A friend of mine showed me this book before I even requested it from Booksneeze.  It had been a gift to her from her husband.  Once I saw it, I remembered that it was an available title, and I made up my mind that I had to have a copy.

Since I received this in the middle of January, I decided to catch up by reading the first two weeks worth of devotions.  The stories are very clearly and concisely written.  The prayers are simple, yet powerful.  I have to say that I can tell already that God is using this book to reach me.  Although there isn't a single book that can beat the Bible as the Holy Word of God, the theme and stories from January were perfect for my life. 

I mentioned before that the theme for January was prayer... well, God has been truly working on me and my husband in regards to our prayer lives.  It seems that all around us are constant reminders to pray and focus on teaching our children the importance and beauty of prayer.  The stories in this book are reaffirming that to me.  One missionary's story about how she had been moved by God to pray for someone, even when she wasn't sure if they would appreciate it, and how she remained obedient and blessed a family through prayer was almost to the day of a similar experience that my husband and I had gone through!  What a blessing to read that and see that God uses all things to show us His will!

God has also put world missions on my heart.  We had missionaries to Uruguay come to our church a few weeks ago.  I think of them and their story almost daily, wishing that there was something more I could do to help them.  This book serves as a wonderful reminder each day of how impactful world missions are and how important it is for us to always keep missionaries who have gone abroad in our prayers.

This book already seems like it will be a wonderful addition to my current bible study text and Bible.  If you are looking for a devotional that is short and to the point, yet powerful and from real-life, I would highly recommend this book.  I want to read ahead! 

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