Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Life is___ 40 day devotional

What is life? What are we here for? What will bring us true satisfaction and lasting happiness? In this companion to his highly-anticipated new book, Life Is ___New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Judah Smith takes readers on a forty-day devotional journey through Scripture to find the answers to these and others of our deepest questions. In forty daily readings, Judah helps readers understand that the meaning of life is found in loving and being loved, in enjoying God to the fullest, in trusting Him in every moment, and remaining at peace with God, others, and ourselves. This thought-provoking and inspiring collection of meditations is sure to reveal new and illuminating truths about what God intends for every person's life.

My Review:
This book presented itself as a valuable asset from the very first chapter. It spoke some truths that, as a Christian, I knew to be true. But as a human, I had been denying them. Further than that, using the bounty of God's love as an example, this book hit home by telling me why I had been denying such things. I can read books written by respected theologians all day and agree that yes, God loves his creations. But it took me reading this devotional to admit that hey, even if I'm a sinner, even if I converted to Christianity late in the game, even if I am pulled by temptations and forget to pray sometimes and am selfish--despite all of that and more, God loves me too.
This is all from the first chapter. This book promises to be transformative and honest, and a valuable tool to bring you closer to God, if only you are 100% honest with yourself and keep an open mind.
This book makes a fantastic gift for new and old Christians alike, and I look forward to reading the author's other book, "Jesus is...".
My recommendation: buy the hard copy for yourself, and an extra copy for the beloved Christian in your life.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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