You will enjoy a 365-day devotional filled with meditations on faith, hope, and love from the writers of Our Daily Bread. These daily readings will provide encouragement through excerpts from God’s Word, engaging stories, and compelling quotes. You are invited on a journey to build your faith in God and in His Word, to know there is hope for your present and future, and to fall more deeply in love with Him.
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About the Author
Our Daily Bread is distributed around the world and is translated into more than 50 languages. Each month millions of readers turn to the pages of this beloved devotional for inspiration, comfort, peace, and hope. Visit odb.org for more information.
Dave Branon is a senior editor for Discovery House and has written articles for the Our Daily Bread devotional booklet since 1988. Among his seventeen published books are Heads Up Sports Devotions, Living the Psalms Life, Stand Firm, and Beyond the Valley. Dave and his wife, Sue, live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Bill Crowder, who spent over twenty years in pastoral ministry, is vice president of ministry content at Our Daily Bread Ministries. He is a contributor to Our Daily Bread, cohost of the Discover the Word radio program, and author of many Bible studies and books. He and his wife, Marlene, have five children and several grandchildren.
Dr. James Banks is the author of Prayers for Prodigals, Prayers for Your Children, Praying the Prayers of the Bible, Praying Together, and Praying with Jesus. Through books, blog posts, and magazine articles, he regularly encourages people to pray. Dr. Banks has been a pastor and church planter for more than twenty-five years and lives with his wife, Cari, in Durham, North Carolina. They have two adult children.
Julie Ackerman Link was a popular author with Our Daily Bread readers, and her insightful and inspiring articles have touched millions of lives around the world. Julie worked in publishing and started her career at Zondervan, where she served as managing editor of devotional and self-help books. She authored Above All, Love. After a lengthy battle with cancer, Julie went to be with the Lord in April 2015.
Xochitl (soh-cheel) Dixon equips and encourages readers to embrace God's grace and grow deeper in their personal relationships with Christ and others. Through daily struggles with chronic pain, she continues to trust God’s plan and pace. Xochitl is a regular contributor to the Our Daily Bread devotional and other publications. She serves as an author, speaker, and blogger at xedixon.com, and she enjoys being a praying mom, traveling, photography, reading, singing, and being married to her best friend, Dr. W. Alan Dixon Sr.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read through this book really fast to post this review. This is a wonderful book and would make a great gift. Each day has a bible verse and a story. This book is full of daily encouragement. Thank you Discovery House via NetGalley for the complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
What Really Matters is about just that. This book of short readings, one for each day, is about living a life in accord with one's values and beliefs. Taking the few minutes in the morning (or later) to pause, read and reflect, is a wonderful way to have a day that is filled with kindness and mindfulness. There are suggestions for bible verses to study which I think readers may delve into further should they wish. I myself don't. The book is geared towards those who are Christian but the underlying messages are for everyone. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this book in exchange for an honest review.
A collecton of articles from Our Daily Bread, "What Really Matters: Faith, Hope, Love" offers readers a year's worth of devotionals that are challenging, encouraging, and practical. The articles focus on these three characteristics which spur us on in this life and anchor us for eternal life with Christ in heaven. If you're looking for a full-fledged Bible study, this book is not for you, but if you're looking to start or end your day with a few verses of Scripture and a short devotional thought, then this book is exactly what you're looking for. It's very biblically founded (thanks to Our Daily Bread's commitment to truth). "What Really Matters: Faith, Hope, Love" offers snippets of Bible teaching as well as encouraging stories of God at workin various ways. If you're looking for a quick, in-and-out kind of spiritual focus each day, "What Really Matters" fits the bill. Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for this honest review. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.