I love devotionals. It’s nice to be able to pick up a book in the midst of my crazy-busy life and be reminded how much God loves me. Of course my Bible does the job, but sometimes it’s nice to have some additional stories and ideas and encouragement to go along with it.
When I received 40 Ways to Get Closer to God, I especially loved its compact size. The book is divided into short little chapters which lead you through a 40 day journey, each concentrating on a specific topic or idea. Beginning with a quote, then taking you through a couple of pages of focus on the subject, each day ends with “Today’s Challenge”, a place to check off that you’ve completed the challenge, and a few lines for notes. This little book is meant to be used, written in, studied alongside your Bible, and your life.
There are some great life application stories in the book, as well as some nice encouragement, scriptural lessons, and thought provoking questions. There are also some great ideas and activities for practical ways to live a life of fulfillment, serving others, and drawing closer to the Heavenly Father.
My personal opinion of the book- a little dry, and nothing really “new” to me here as a Bible study-devotional-christianbook connoisseur. But that’s not to say it’s not a great little book. It would be especially good for a new christian, couple study, young adult, or even something to share with your older kids- using it in homeschool or family time. It would also make a super gift for a new grad, or any other Christian friend or family.
*I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received and opinions are my own.
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