The President's Devotional: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obamaby Joshua DuBois
The President's Devotional lets you start each day with the words that have inspired President Barack Obama, collected by Joshua DuBois, President Obama's "Pastor-in-Chief" (Time magazine)—his spiritual advisor who also served as the executive director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood/b>/b>… See more details below
The President's Devotional lets you start each day with the words that have inspired President Barack Obama, collected by Joshua DuBois, President Obama's "Pastor-in-Chief" (Time magazine)—his spiritual advisor who also served as the executive director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Every day, DuBois provided President Obama with a morning devotional weaving together scripture, song, prayer, and reflections, motivated by the spirit of God and infused with joyful flair. The President’s Devotional contains the best of these devotionals, daily spiritual guidance that offer peace, comfort, and inspiration throughout the entire year.
When DuBois (former head, White House Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships) led the religious affairs department of Sen. Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, he received Obama's permission to send him daily devotional email messages. As part of the Obama presidential administration, he continued to do so. He has now selected 365 of those emails, labeled here from January 1 through December 31, to inspire hope, illuminate key principles, or replenish a person's busy life. Even though the book is based upon a calendar year, readers can really dip in as they choose or begin reading on any date. Entries feature a short biblical quotation, sometimes an additional relevant secular quotation, a snippet from a song or verse, a brief daily meditation, and a short prayer. Each month is prefaced by an autobiographical essay by DuBois relating to challenges the Obama administration confronted and how they connect to themes of faith and doubt and of moving forward. VERDICT It is unnecessary for a reader to have any particular theological or political background to gain from the book through the inspirational thoughts and encouragement expressed. Many readers are likely to find themselves attracted to this appealing title.—William Garrett, Troy Univ. Lib., AL
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