Guideposts annul “spirit-lifting devotional” Daily Guideposts 2015, released in October just in time for Christmas. Each of fifty authors, three from the Pacific Northwest, contributed seven days of one-page devotions each for the 365 day compilation. Erika Bentsen, Sprague River, OR, Rhoda Blecker, Bellingham WA and Brian Doyle, editor of “Portland” magazine, University of Portland in OR.
This year’s theme: “Filled with Joy.” “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” (Romans 15:13, ESV)
Personal story-format devotions include a short Scripture, a first-person account of how God worked through a personal situation and a brief personal prayer. For more in-depth study additional Scripture verses are found in the “Digging Deeper” segment that completes each devotion. Each month ends with space to note “Daily Joys” reflected on that month.
Erika Bentsen’s devotions focus on how God equipped her to handle the pain of a ruptured spinal disc caused when she fought a ranch fire, the extensive surgery and long recovery that followed to unanticipated loss. Her journey of faith and trust in the Lord didn’t always take her where she wanted to go, however, as her devotions reveal, her journey brought her “to where God wanted” her to be.
Rhoda Blecker wrote a sweet romance years ago that included the line, “I would rather grow old with you than with anyone else I’ve ever known.” Her devotions focus on rich years of marriage with her husband, his hospitalizations, God’s comfort and how God used their beloved pets to reinforce Rhoda’s faith and trust in God. Though he suffered from “stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, skin cancer and a possible blood clot in his leg.”
Brian Doyle’s devotions begin with “the first time he saw a miracle…and gently said, ‘Hello Lilly'” to his firstborn daughter. Suffering the loss of a beloved older brother to cancer, an Irishman who “changed the course of history…with his own wit and word,” the joy of partnering with a loving wife and the joys of children and family. I especially liked his appreciation and gratitude for living in America and the value he places on our right to “free speech and worship” that allows us to work and raise our family’s in freedom.
Although the theme is joy, faith-building devotions feature real life situations and issues common to us all. Starting or ending your day with a devotion adds rich, spiritual insights that increase one’s faith, hope and trust in the Lord. “Daily Devotions 2015” is available in hardcover and Kindle in addition to Guideposts daily devotions published online.
‘Daily Guideposts 2015: A Spirit-Lifting Devotional’ (Jacketed Hardcover), by Guideposts Editors, Guidepost Books, 2014, 432 Pages, 978-0824904678, $19.99
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‘Daily Guideposts 2015: A Spirit-Lifting Devotional,’ by Guidepost Authors
Daily Guideposts, America’s favorite annual devotional with more than 20 million copies sold, is a trusted companion, helping readers grow in and live out their faith in their daily lives.
Daily Guideposts 2015, centered around the theme ‘Filled with Joy,’ is filled with all new material from 50 of your favorite writers. Every day you’ll enjoy a short Scripture verse for reflection, accompanied by a true, first-person devotion, told in an informal, conversational style, that shares the ways God speaks to us in the ordinary events of life, and a brief prayer to focus the reader’s own prayers and apply the day’s message. For those who wish for more Scriptural depth in their quiet time, the ‘Digging Deeper’ feature provides additional Bible scriptures that relate to the day’s reading.
In just five minutes a day, Daily Guideposts helps readers find the spiritual richness in their own lives every day of the year.
The Upper Room Disciplines 2015: A Book of Daily Devotions, by Upper Rooms
The Upper Room Disciplines 2015 is a devotional guide for Christians who want to delve deeper into scripture and apply it to their daily lives. Fifty-three writers from diverse Christian backgrounds share messages of hope, challenge, and joy. Each daily reading includes a focal scripture passage from the Revised Common Lectionary, a meditation related to the scripture, and a prayer or suggestion for reflection.
Writers for 2015 include Trevor Hudson, Marjorie Hewitt Suchoki, Michael W. Waters, Eileen Campbell-Reed, Paul Lynd Escamilla, J. Dana Trent, James Howell, Kristen Vincent, Thomas Thangaraj, and more.
Our Daily Bread Devotional Collection, by RBC Ministries
Open the pages of the 2015 Our Daily Bread Devotional Collection for a daily dose of encouragement through the wisdom of God s Word. Scripture and thoughts for reflection join 365 meditations drawn from the beloved Our Daily Bread devotional booklet. Available in two colors, this leather-like devotional offers lasting durability and style. An ideal gift for current Our Daily Bread readers, it s also a great way to introduce new readers to one of the most widely read devotional resources in the world.
The Power of Being Thankful: 365 Devotions for Discovering the Strength of Gratitude, by Joyce Meyers
New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer believes that giving thanks to God daily will positively impact our lives. When we pause to acknowledge His blessings it restores us to a state of spiritual peace.
In this 365 day devotional, Joyce offers an inspiring message that will spark an attitude of gratitude in our hearts. Through uplifting Scripture, she illustrates God’s never-ending love, inexhaustible grace, and always-accessible presence in our lives. As we develop a renewed outlook, we will better recognize and be further blessed by God’s abundant goodness.
Each devotion will also include a prayer of thanks, so that we may begin every day ready to receive the transforming power of a thankful heart.
Hope for Each Day Signature Edition: Words of Wisdom and Faith, by Billy Graham
Leading inspirational author and pastor Billy Graham shares words of wisdom and inspiration for hope-filled living every day.
Billy Graham has touched millions of lives by sharing the truth of the gospel. Now, this classic devotional in an updated, deluxe package will help readers stay close to the Lord throughout the day. Each day readers can encourage their heart and mind with a scripture and short devotion from one of America’s favorite pastors. It’s a beautiful means for abiding more in the One who is our true hope for each day.
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