When I was young, I gravitated to the devotional self-help books in my public library. I grew up in the asparagus capitol of the world… so selection was small. I made the best of it, reading the whole shelf and taking careful notes. More than anything, I wanted to be perfect. I didn’t want anyone to ever be mad at me, and those books I thought would make that happen.
Fast forward to my thirty-four year old self. I don’t think I’ve read a real live devotional in years and years. My Bible yes, but devotional no. I start them and then leave ‘em dusty and unused on my bookshelf. I over dosed on devotionals and my not- measuring up status.
Then I read Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. My not so-perfect self felt the weight of hope again.
What devotionals have been your saving grace over the years?
Comment and win the hard cover copy of Take Flight!
Robin Jones Gunn, bestselling author, wrote the Sisterchick Series and the Christy Miller Series. You can read the complete list of her books at her website here.
Take Flight includes fourteen devotions about grace to be all God intended us to be. Scripture, quotes, photographs, and encouragement to act interweave into the message. This volume does what devotionals do well, challenges.
The pages encourage in a gentle and loving way like meeting a friend for tea on a cool morning.
That to me is a welcome way to ‘do’ a devotional.