Hymns and Devotions for Weary Souls (Tada)

Here's a helpful devotional on suffering in the Christian life: Songs of Suffering: 25 Hymns and Devotions for Weary Souls by Joni Earkeckson Tada. I received a review copy of this devotional earlier this week and I've been encouraged by the various reflections and hymns Tada has put together in this book. As a side,… Continue reading Hymns and Devotions for Weary Souls (Tada)

Liturgies for Daily Worship: A Review

Here’s an interesting book of daily devotions: Be Thou My Vision: A Liturgy for Daily Worship by Jonathan Gibson. The book is pretty much what you’d expect from the title. It’s a 31 day collection of liturgies for the day. For example, there’s a call to worship, a prayer of adoration, a reading of the… Continue reading Liturgies for Daily Worship: A Review

A Gospel Primer: Review

I recently picked up this book: A Gospel Primer for Christians by Milton Vincent (Focus Publishing, 2008). A Gospel Primer is something like a devotional that teaches people to meditate upon the gospel every day. Or, in Vincent's terms, "This book is offered as a handy guide to help Christians experience the gospel more fully… Continue reading A Gospel Primer: Review

The Sweat and the Blood (Herle)

Charles Herle (d. 1659) was a Presbyterian pastor in England who was also a commissioner to the Westminster Assembly. At one point he was the prolocutor (chairman) of the Assembly. He published various sermons and essays as well as a devotional called "Contemplations and Devotions on the Severall Passages of our Blessed Saviour's Death and… Continue reading The Sweat and the Blood (Herle)

A Bonhoeffer Christmas with Barth

 God Is in the Manger is a collection of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's reflections on advent.  This book is edited in such a way that one can read a devotional each day during the Christmas season.  Each devotional is a snippet of Bonhoeffer's writing, another short reflection, and a section of Scripture.  (NOTE: at the time of… Continue reading A Bonhoeffer Christmas with Barth