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

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

by Susie Larson

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Product Details

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

About 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.

Table of Contents

To You, My Friend 8

Blessings for the Evening

God's Unshakable Love 10

A Brand-New You 12

The Lord's Goodness 14

Seeing and Hearing God 16

Heaven Is on Your Side 18

A Healthy Rhythm 20

Sowing and Reaping 22

Stepping Out 24

Fresh Joy, Fresh Faith 26

A Renewed Life 28

Christ in Focus 30

The Battle Is the Lord's 32

Abounding Grace 34

Hearing God's Voice 36

An Eternal Perspective 38

Love in Action 40

Gritty Faith 42

Rest for the Weary 44

Equipped for Victory 46

God Is Working for You 48

A Personal Revival 50

Let God Carry the Load 52

Covered by God 54

Coming Against the Enemy 56

He Is Faithful 58

Right Place, Right Time 60

The Rock 62

Grateful Living 64

From Fearful to Joyful 66

Freedom in Christ 68

Praises to the Most High 70

A Heavenly Aim 72

A Fruitful Life 74

Step-by-Step With God 76

Your New Future 78

A Mighty Move of God 80

Sacred Moments 82

Tomorrow's Promise 84

Secure in Christ 86

Living With Expectancy 88

Good Gifts 90

Mighty to Save 92

A Peace Offering 94

A Shield of Love 96

A Thankful Heart 98

Your Story and God's 100

A Full-of-Life Life 102

Through God's Eyes 104

Fully Restored 106

While You Rest 108

Purpose in Every Step 110

A Quiet Place 112

A Better Tomorrow 114

You Can Rely on Him 116

Fearing God, Not Man 118

Following His Lead 120

God Is for You 122

Abundant Living and Giving 124

Harvest Time 126

Valued 128

Beyond Imagination 130

God Will Lead You 132

Faith-Filled Eyes 134

Rooted in Love 136

Reaping Results 138

Life-Giving Water 140

Facing Down Fears 142

Your Defender and Protector 144

Shelter in the Storm 146

Glimpses of Glory 143

When You'd Rather… 150

United With Christ 152

Incomparable Power 154

An Ever-Present Help 156

When You Are Weak 158

A Godly Inheritance 160

Desires of Your Heart 162

The Right Focus 164

Created for Good 166

Healing Joy 168

New Heights 170

In (and From) God's Hands 172

Tenacious Faith 174

Your Divine Purpose 176

Unhurried Days 178

A Secure Heart 180

Morning Mercies 182

From Impossible to Possible 184

Releasing Your Burdens 186

An Unlimited Supply 188

Blessings for Specific Needs and Occasions

Sabbath Rest 192

Grief 194

Thanksgiving Day 196

Christmas 198

Spiritual Warfare 200

Disappointment 202

Acknowledgments 205

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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