Blessings for the Evening: Finding Peace in God's Presence

Blessings for the Evening: Finding Peace in God's Presence

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by Susie Larson
     
 

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Be Blessed Tonight

Feel the concerns of your day fade away through the reassuring promises of God. These blessings offer refreshment to your soul and a biblical perspective to your thoughts.

Borne from Susie Larson's own bouts with nighttime worries, each blessing and related Scripture is a daily, soothing reminder of God's love and

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Be Blessed Tonight

Feel the concerns of your day fade away through the reassuring promises of God. These blessings offer refreshment to your soul and a biblical perspective to your thoughts.

Borne from Susie Larson's own bouts with nighttime worries, each blessing and related Scripture is a daily, soothing reminder of God's love and mercy.

"May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764211638
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
222,775
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Susie Larson cohosts a nationally syndicated Focus on the Family radio program, as well as hosting other broadcasts, including a weekly feature on Moody Radio. She is active in local ministry as well as International Justice Mission, and she has authored seven previous books. Susie and her husband, Kevin, have three adult sons and live near Minneapolis, Minnesota. Learn more at www.susielarson.com.

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Blessings for the Evening: Finding Peace in God's Presence 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this and try to read one every night...beautiful illustrations and very reassuring....
sunflower_faith More than 1 year ago
Filled with beautiful images, scripture and short poetical encouragement, "Blessings for the Evening: Finding Peace in God's Prescence" by Susie Larson, is a mixed, topical based devotional book, that makes a great gift for those who are going through hard times and needing a little "pick me up". The photography that is used to illustrate Sue's short but lyrical words, almost jumps off the pages as they are turned, and helps draw the reader in a visual comfort of beauty that highlights this unique devotional. Ranging from more direct topics such as grief, to more general subjects titled for exampled, "Rest for the Weary", I enjoy this visual book that is clearly designed to be visually, spiritually and mentally uplifting for the reader and the receiver of this gift. Not designed to be read through, but clearly designed for a burst of encouragement when needed, I can see this as a wonderful treat to add to a gift basket or simply to just have or to give to someone, in times when comfort and just encouragement is needed. The photography perfectly suits the scriptures that are posted on the left side of the book, while Susie words are gentle and feels like a comforting short note from a friend, saying, "You can and will get through this". For myself, as I went through the book, when I wasn't mulling over the visually powerful images that highlighted the page's topic, I felt drawn in by Susie's words and through the 90 topics that are shared, and simple but powerful words on each page, this is a book to be cherished, to be shared and to have beside the bed for those evenings when God's presence and peace is sought. Everything about the design and how the book is put together has one set goal...to draw in the weary and the burdened and lift them up with a sense of hope and peace that is sought after so dearly and this book accomplishes that very goal. It was a joy and delight perusing through the pages and admiring not just the frame worthy photos but the perfect accompaniment of words of care and love and scripture. ***Thank you to Susie Larson and Bethany for the opportunity to read and review this book in exchange for my personal opinion***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful, well-thought-out book. Each page has a separate "blessing" of sorts. There is a passage from the Bible on one side and a blessing (or prayer) on the opposite page, meant to pair with the verse. The hardcover was a nice touch and the images selected with the passages act in perfect rhythm with the message. Susie's words are very meaningful and thought-provoking, and often I found that she had words for exactly what I was trying to pray or needed to ask God. She has a gift - it almost feels like someone is praying for you when you read the words. This book would make a fantastic gift for anyone - even someone who isn't a big reader. I think it can help those who need a bit of help to talk to God before bed, for those who have trouble falling asleep and need some peace, and even just as a coffee table book to read throughout the day. I had just one complaint about this book. Some of the pages stuck together in the centre when I would flip a page, and it would peel off a small part of the image - it was just disappointing, but is just something I found with my copy. Beautiful and easy-to-read, this book will surely provide peace in dark (or light) hours. Disclaimer: I received this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
even though title is blessings for the evening I have to say I think it can be used at any time of the day. Great handy little book to have at your finger tips or at your night stand. I love how it has a scripture and then a prayer with it. Also the pictures they fit each scripture and prayer perfectly. This is my favorite one Equipped for victory Excerpt " no weapon forged against you will prevail. and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord. and this is their vindication from me, declares the Lord. Isaiah 54:17 niv ( speak this over yourself) I am loved, called and chosen. I am rich in every way and generous on every occasion. I'm anointed, appointed, equipped and ebabled by the power of God that works mightily within me! No weapon formed against me will prosper and no enemy scheme against me will succeed. I live breathe and serve powerfully under the shelter of the most high God Amen. I recommend this to all and think it is a great gift