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  • Posted November 6, 2010

    Very Motivational!

    I highly recommend reading this!!If you are religious or even if you aren't this is a great book to own! This is very easy to read and very well broken down into sections!

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  • Posted November 3, 2010

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    A year in the OT

    It never feels like there is a shortage of devotionals on the Christian market. Devotionals for men, for women, for kids, for teens, for married couples, for the elderly, for pastors, for volunteers, for dog lovers, for vegans for widows and for people who love to buy the latest devotional.

    Devotionals are a dime a dozen.

    R.P. Nettelhorst has decided to write a devotional that focuses in the verses that contain God's dialogue and the revelations of himself to uniquely speak to the reader. A Year With God, follows each reading with insights and applications to help explain the context and nuances of each text.

    What I liked the most about this book was the fact that the author choses various translations (CEV, Holman, Message, NAS, NIV, NKJ, NLT and NRSV) for each day - handpicking the one that best fits the tone of the verse.

    A Year With God is also broken up into topics at the beginning of the book (very much like My Utmost For His Highest). The topics include: Hope and Fear, Love and Hate, Perseverance and Quitting, Faith and Doubt, Loyalty and Betrayal, Companionship and Isolation, Mercy and Judgment, Forgiveness and Anger, Joy and Sadness, and Peace and Conflict.

    What a joy it is to begin each day by reading what God has to say on each of these subjects.

    And I guess that's what helps this book standout above the rest, whereas most devos are pouring in verses from all over - this one only gives you the words of an Old Testament God.

    I liked Nettleworst's voice and his insight, I found it easy to read and at times refreshing. For those of you looking for a great devotional to start the year with, or to give this year at Christmas - highly recommended.

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  • Posted November 1, 2010

    A dynamic 365 days!

    When I first picked up this book, I thought to myself, "oh yet another daily devotional...." But as I started reading A Year with God, I realized that it was different. Instead of the days being marked as "January 1st" "January 2nd" and so on, the days are listed as being "Day 1" "Day 2" etc. This is convenient in a multitude of ways. The reader is able to start the devotional at the beginning of the book regardless of the time of year that they receive it. Also, while I don't encourage this in a daily devotional, if one misses a few days they can just pick it up and keep reading a page a day instead of having to read several in one sitting to catch back up. The book also has a topical index at the beginning, so if you are looking for insight on one particular matter you can look that up. For example lets say you have just finished watching the Hallmark movie of the night in your empty apartment. You can look at the index, under "Companionship and Isolation" and find that Day 185 is about never being alone. This index allows the book to not only be a daily devotional but also to be a bible reference book. Each daily entry starts off with a complete bible passage, allowing the reader to not have to look it up in their own bible as some devotions do. The translations vary daily, which would seem to show the most concise version of what the entry is about. However some skeptics would say that this is a way of the author taking the bible out of context and bending it to his own whims. I do not agree with this however but I encourage any reader of this book to look up the daily passage under multiple translations for the most complete experience. The other half of each daily passage is the author's writing on the topic. All in all I think that this book makes an excellent devotional for someone wanting a new devotional, and it also would make an excellent gift for a friend. The eloquent entries make one feel good about themselves and their faith, helping them to grow in their faith as well. At the beginning of the book there is a quote by John Wesley, "The best of all, God is with us." While one is reading this book they will feel the truth in this quote as God is with them.

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  • Posted October 29, 2010

    Highly Recomended if you want to know more about God and become closer to Him.

    This book is set up as a Daily Devotional there are 365 daily readings. Each day is numbered but not dated so you can do this in the order you would like. Book contains "Daily Readings and Reflections on God's own Word." What better words are there but God's own words.

    The first part of each daily reading has the printed scripture reading for each day. SO the scripture can be read right in the same book as the devotional is read. Several different Bible translations are used such as MSG, NRSV, NASB, NKJV, NIV, CEV, NLT, and HCSB to name most of them. The devotionals are set up under different categories:

    Hope and Fear
    Love and Hate
    Perseverance and Quitting
    Faith and Doubt
    Loyalty and Betrayal
    Companionship and Isolation
    Mercy and Judgment
    Forgiveness and Anger
    Joy and Sadness
    Peace and Conflict

    This looks like a really great book to get you into the Word of God. Through this book you could get to know God better and become closer to Him as you "Make His thoughts your thoughts." I look forward to spending more time digging into this book. I would recommend this book as an adults or youth devotional I think it would be too advanced for children. I read some to my children and they seemed a little lost.

    DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL CONNECTION: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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