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Helpful Quiet Time Supplement
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For a religious novice, I found the material very easy to handle and intersting. With that being said, it didn't grab me and pull me in like others daily books (not devotionals) have done in the past. To write a review on a book that is truly designed to be read over the course of 365 days is challenging, and the information I submit is solely based on reading selections throughout the book at random.
While that may not be the sole intent of Mr. Grahams work, it does give a very random sampling of the breadth and quality of the information. Topics will provide enlightenment, encouragement, and a great way be be inspired on a daily basis. I believe anyone can find value in Unto the Hills.
posted by KoleD on April 20, 2011Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 3, 2011
Helpful Quiet Time Supplement
Unto the Hills is simple to understand devotional that gives encouragement for every Christian believer. It is a helpful reading for spending a quiet time alone with God as each entry presents a Scripture, a message and a prayer. It can be used as an introduction for more in-depth study of the Word.
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Posted March 29, 2011
I have been using this devotional since January and have enjoyed it. The format is typical of a devotional and starts with a daily scripture. That is followed by the authors message and then the reading ends with a short prayer.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Many devotionals out there are written simply to make the reader feel good without any real regard to biblical accuracy, and often scriptures seem to be taken out of context. With Billy Graham as the author I knew I could expect more. I trust his writing and the theology behind it.
I highly recommend this book.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. 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
Posted February 3, 2011
Highly recommended -- check it out
Let's face it; you can't really miss the mark when reading a book by Billy Graham. And Unto the Hills Daily Devotional is no exception. It's a fabulous tool for all Jesus followers.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Each daily devotional provides a Scripture followed by a commentary relevant to the Bible quote, then ends with a prayer. In true character to Dr. Graham's down-to-earth style, this book makes for easy (but interesting) reading. Its pages echo a tone of characteristic purity - characteristic of Billy Graham and, of course, of Jesus.
Recurring themes pop up periodically such as angels, salvation, faith, family, suffering etc. Some of the devotionals delve into several Bible passages to provide an overall sense of what God is saying. Others provide fascinating illustrations through parables or real-life stories. Poignant quotes from other men of God - some well known, others lesser known - also sporadically lace the pages throughout, enriching the read.
Unto The Hills would benefit anyone-including unbelievers (it makes a great evangelistic tool) and even pastors. But it's especially a must-have for new believers.
I received this book in exchange for my review as a Thomas Nelson Booksneeze reviewer.
Janey L. DeMeo M.A.
Copyright © February 2011
Posted January 26, 2011
Classic Alive Again!
Coming from the heart of Billy Graham, you just can't go wrong. As I write this review, I can say I haven't honestly read every days devotional...but I have read several, and in the past have been through them all. Simple laymans terms abound. Easy scripture and analogy to understand and plain basic truths that are unquestionable and apply easily to your every day life.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
He covers everything from the plan of Salvation to daily anxiety and worry. I know that I will enjoy (already am) going through this guide this year and hope to keep it in good condition and around to use again in the future or share with my friends and family. By the way, it has a beautiful cover design and would also make an awesome gift book!
Posted January 11, 2011
Daily Devotional Review
This daily devotional is definitely a keeper. I have enjoyed going through each daily devotional as I begin this new year. Each day's devotion is designed to encourage and lift you up, which is exactly what it does. Billy Graham is not only a great speaker, but a great author, and his devotional is proof of this.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Each devotional contains a Bible verse, a page-long message from Graham, and a prayer to begin your day. One of the things I love most about this book is that it has dates. Not every devotional has dates -- you can start it whenever you want. I love that this one has each page dated. It helps me stay on track and keep track of the days I've already read. I also like it because I will definitely use it again and again. Some devotionals are hard to follow and just seem like a bunch of random thoughts put together. Each of these 365 devotions are well thought out and are practical for each day. This devotional has already helped me to stay in the Word this new year and I'm loving it!
Posted January 9, 2011
This Is The Best Devotional You Will Ever Read
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This Is A Great Devotional. I Have Alot Of Devotionals But Never As Good As This One.
Billy Graham Delivers A Masterpiece Of Ministry .This Caters To Everyone's Soul.
Not Matter The Situation That May Occur In Your Life,There Is A Message From God In This Book.So Well Written And Biblically Sound.This Is A Must Have Book. Reminding Us Of Just How
Lucky We Are To Have Been Blessed With Billy Graham. Get This Book.
Posted January 7, 2011
Unto the Hills is a daily devotional book written by Billy Graham. It is the second edition of this book, and its message is definitely timeless. Each day begins with a short scripture then offers a short devotion, and ends in a prayer. This book is what I have looked for since I began searching for the ideal daily devotional book. I have wanted a devotional that was short but thorough, and that has been difficult to find...until now. Billy Graham demonstrates, in this book, why he is indeed America's most beloved spiritual leader. I foresee many years of using this particular daily devotional and would recommend it (and probably give it as a gift) to everyone I know. It is a classic and will be on my bookshelf for many years to come.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 6, 2011
Great Daily Read!
It's a book that teaches you that though being on the hills and mountain tops are our beautiful experiences in life, sometimes we have to go through the valley. And the valleys of life are where fruit is produced.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I found that the messages were always right on time.
It's been 25 years since the author first wrote the book, and publishers, Thomas Nelson, has re-released this classic. Billy Graham has taken over 50 years of ministry notes, study and sermons, along with a little bit of help from his wife, and combined it all into 365 meditations. In the second edition, you'll find a few minor changes that bring more clarity to the devotional.
Each day is broken down into a scripture, thought, and a prayer that are easy to read and understand.
Posted January 6, 2011
Great inspirational read
No one is more iconic to the modern day Christian faith than the Rev. Billy Graham. For almost a half century, this man has preached the word of God to millions of people. This year his daily devotional, Unto These Hills, has been republished for another generation to enjoy. Twenty five years after its first publication, this 365 day devotional still offers peace, comfort, and inspiration to the masses. Each day Dr. Graham offers you a verse of Scripture followed by a mediation/story, then a prayer. While the book follows the calendar year, you can jump in anywhere. What I also love is that the book is now be offered in paperback, making it cheaper and more accessible than the previous hardback addition.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Normally, I am not a devotional type person. Most of them offer little, if any, meat and seem to be just a feel good message. However, Dr. Graham's book is different. I feel like daily he points you to Christ and the power of the Gospel. While this should not replace daily time in the Bible, this devotional would be a great way to start the day. If you are in need of a little inspiration, this book would be a great resource to include as part of your day.
Posted January 4, 2011
A Gift that keeps on Giving!
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A Daily Devotional
Published by Thomas Nelson Publishers
This is an updated version of the book reissued on the 25th anniversary of the original. There is a devotional
devoted to each day of the year, with a Bible verse at the top and a short prayer at the end of each. I think this is the best way to understand some of the Bible, for those of us who need to delve more deeply into the word of God, but don't take the time to read daily. I am really enjoying the devotionals, and his Preface, he says he never picks up the book without thinking of his late wife, Ruth, and knows that soon, they will be reunited, but until then, he is dedicating the book to her memory.
I have a very hefty respect for Dr. Graham, so when I got a chance to review this book, I jumped at it. I seldom reread a book, but this one will stay by my chair, as it seems to touch on many subjects, I can read it and understand his explainations in just a few minutes time. And with the verse at the top of the page, if you want to go more in depth, you have a location to start reading.
I received a copy of this book from BookSneeze to read and review. I recieved no other compensation for my review. All opinions expressed here are my own.
Posted January 4, 2011
Unto the Hills
Unto the Hills, published by Thomas Nelson, written by the respected author Billy Graham, is a daily devotional book- containing one devotional for each day of the year. A well known public speaker, Billy Graham, who is a trusted and inspired authority on the bible, is also well known for his inspirational books. Each daily devotion is based on a biblical passage. Graham starts the devotional with a piece of personal insight or anecdote based on his real life experience. He speaks out to the reader. This devotional is not just a rigid book of theology, rather it brings to life relevant biblical passages for today's reader- which is appropriate for a daily devotional book. This book is analagous to hearing a short sermon each and every day, although it is not intended to replace the need to actually attend church. His analogies are relevant as well as easy to understand. For example psalm 51:10 for January 1, discusses forgivess, and graham uses the analogy the forgiveness of sin with a chalk board being wiped clean. This timely message is perfect for new year's day. This book is not haphazardly put together, rather, Graham used his wisom and insight to put together a relevant as well as easy to understand devotional. Other timely topics include raising children, worrying, work, angels, adversity- there is quite a mix of topics which will appeal to most any reader. I reccomend this book for anyone who wishes to integrate a piece of biblical insight into their lives each day. As a blogger for booksneeze I recieved a copy of this book for the purpose of writing a review.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 30, 2010
Unto The Hills-A Daily Devotional by Billy Graham
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I have never read any of Billy Graham's published writings and was anxious to get this Daily Devotional. This book offers a day by day scripture, thought, and prayer that are truly a blessing for any Christian. While reading the thought for the day, I was able to reflect on my life and find guidance in God's word. The words are easy to understand and give you a peace that God will always be there for you though any circumstances you face in this world. This is a wonderful book to look to each day for an inspiration.
Billy Graham has a true blessing in teaching about God's word. He puts the words together beautifully in this devotional. I will have this on my nightstand with my bible for a daily read. The prayer at the end of each day is a nice thing to have. Some people tend to not know what to say when they are praying and these prayers are of things that we wouldn't normally think of as something we need to pray for. For instance, a prayer thanking God for providing you with possessions but asking him to guide you in how you use them and not worship them. This is just an example of the wonderful prayers Billy Graham provides. I would highly recommend this book to anyone, Christian or Non-Christian!
This book was provided to me free of charge from Thomas Nelson Publishers for review purposes. The opinions are my own and have not been influenced.
Posted December 27, 2010
Great devotional for the new year!
Thomas Nelson asked me to review, Unto the Hills, a 365 day devotional by Billy Graham. Although it was published over 25 years ago, this devotional is timeless. Starting January 1st, and continuing throughout the calendar year, Unto the Hills, is a perfect combination of scripture, anecdotes, and prayer. It includes life lessons and scripture from both the Old and New testaments. The book is divided into monthly sections and there are special devotions that relate to the holidays. Unto the Hills is filled with opportunity for quiet reflection and meditation for the heart.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I had the opportunity to hear Billy Graham speak several years ago in Cincinnati. He has a way with words. Translation: he doesn't have to say much to pack a big punch. This devotional is very much the same way in that Graham keeps you headed in the right direction with short little scriptural reminders. Although this devotional may seem simple, it is heartfelt, genuine, and a great addition to any home library. Because our lives are filled with both valleys and mountains, Billy Graham attempts to help transform your spiritual life day by day through this heartfelt devotional and give you a renewed sense of purpose in the new year!
Posted December 27, 2010
Great book! Will make your year!
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I just joined BookSneeze about a month ago, and the first book I am going to review is Unto the Hills by Billy Graham. This is a day-by-day, year-long devotional book full of information based on a lifetime full of Biblical study and meditation. It addresses both the hills and valleys of life, including our value before God, prayer, the concept of angels, prejudice, and divorce, while constantly reminding us to "lift our eyes up to the hills from whence cometh [our] help" (Psalm 121:1). Thomas Nelson has updated the language for the twenty-first century, and I find it to be a very comprehensible read. Although I have only read a few days' devotions (I don't want to ruin it for the new year), I can already tell it will be one of my favorite books of 2011. Each day features a different scripture, a short meditation, and a prayer. The entries are short enough to fit into anyone's schedule; I usually read my devotions just when I get out of the shower because I feel spiritually and physically clean each morning. I would recommend this book to any Christian or anyone searching for truth in the world.
Posted December 15, 2010
A powerful tool for Bible reading!
I chose to review this book from Thomas Nelson because a daily devotional is a great tool for Bible reading through out the year. I have read many of Billy Graham's writings and heard him speak many times and I have been blessed each time. I am happy to have this to begin the New year pretty soon.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The foreword page is very inspiring to read. Dr.Graham mentions that as much as all of us love to spend time on the serene mountain tops, we are also called to the valley experiences to reach out to the lost.Our help always comes from the Lord who created the mountains and the valleys.
Every day has a verse and 2-3 paragraphs of reading rich with a message that will speak to the heart and help meditate on the verse. It ends with a small prayer - I really like it. There have been days when I feel so overwhelmed with my requests to God that I don't know where to start. The short and powerful prayers in my daily devotional have helped me to connect with God in prayer.
I like to read a devotional every year written by a different author, simply to gain and understand the scriptures from different people of God, who prayerfully pen down every word. I am eager to know all that God has to say to me this year through this devotional. Or even, if God leads me to bless a friend in need who would be blessed with this, I will make it a lovely gift that will be remembered daily.
( Disclaimer: Thanks to Thomas Nelson Publishers, I received a free advanced reading copy of this book as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way.All opinions expressed here are only my own.)
Posted December 15, 2010
You need this book! Great Devotional.
I absolutely love this book, it is laid out so well and the devotionals are listed by date which makes it very easy to read. For each daily devotional there is a supporting verse and also a prayer. I give this book very high ratings in how easy it is to understand, they did a fabulous job making sure it is easily understood, laid out well and just a wonderful read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 2, 2010
Billy Graham is a house-hold name in many Christian communities. Billy Graham is a well known evangelist who not only preached the Gospel but he wrote many a good book. He wrote this devotional, Unto the Hills, that will encourage and bring you daily spiritual renewal. This devotional is drawn from more than 40 years of ministry! A lot of Billy Graham's own personal experiences with the Creator are written in this wonderful devotional. This is a day-by-day, 365 personal meditations to calm and encourage the soul while directing our thoughts to the One who can always help.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I think of the scripture, "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help" (Psalm 121:1) as I read this striking.to.the.soul read! This is one of the most helpful-to-my-Christian-walk devotionals that I read! This profound read helps me to get my day going and sometimes when I need more encouragement it helps me rest in peace as I read it before laying down for the evening. This is also a grand devotional to use for family devotions!
As a great evangelist, Billy Graham. brought the message of salvation in short sermons to millions and here he brings encouragement, sound and profound writings that help us to know the Lord our God is for us and not against us!
This simple, direct, encouraging is also challenging, Unto the Hills, is a heartening 5 star companion for your daily walk in the valley-a gentle reminder that we can find help for all our needs as long as we remember to look unto the hills-and our Lord.
This beautiful book makes a wonderful gift or a a priceless read for your daily devotionals. Make sure you check out this fantastic book before buying any other devotional!
*I reviewed this book for Thomas Nelson Publishing/BookSneeze*
Posted December 2, 2010
suitable as Christmas gift!
I have always admired Dr. Graham so when i saw this book on Booksneeze, i grab my opportunity to request this book. I am definitely not disappointed. This is 365 daily devotional carefully written, easily understood and inspired me. Each daily devotional start with a carefully selected passage of scripture, follow by short but inspiring message from Dr. Graham and end with a prayer.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
For those who is too busy definitely can benefit from this short devotional. You only need to spend few minute each day to get closer to GOD and feel inspired for the whole day. Its also a good opportunity to know scripture better.
With Christmas around the corner, this book is definitely suitable as a gift for a new believer, or new born or whatever Christian you are, you will sure benefit from it and will reread it for many years to come. It will keep you inspired in this uninspired world, and keep you sane in this insane world with the guidance of inspiring scripture and prayer of the day.
I love this book so much! i give it 5 star out of 5 star. This book is gratefully received from Thomas Nelson Publisher as part of their booksneeze blogger program. i am not required to write positive review and therefore, the review is 100% opinion of my own.
very helpful devotional
"unto the hills" is a very inexpensive devotional that is light and can easily be carried with you and has some veery helpful scripture and comments for each day by billy graham and what I like most about it is the dovotion that I seem to be reading for a certain day out of this book seems to address the situation that is on my mind which is very helpful and a real blessing. great gift for a friend or family member or solder serving over seas.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.