Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Jesus Calling Book Review

Jesus speaks to everyone, even men! Sometimes we just don't take the time to listen.

This daily devotional book, Jesus Calling is written from the perspective of Jesus speaking directly to the reader. At first I thought this might be sort of cheesy, especially as a gift for a guy, but as I read more I realized how useful it is as a way to reflect on Bible verses.

There is a short passage for each day of the year, even February 29th. It has a paragraph or two written from Jesus to you about what He wants from you, for you to think about, or for you to do today. Then the Bible verses where these ideas came from are referenced at the bottom. That is great for further reading or more in depth study, if he has time for it.

I like this book as a gift for guys because it isn't overly mushy, it only takes about one minute to read each day, and it is thought provoking. It is an excellent way to start daily prayer time, as it is naturally the beginning of a discussion with Jesus. Quick, easy and meaningful are some of the best ways to describe the devotions in this book. That's just what guys like. (Or get it for yourself and share with your sweetie.)

It is a hard cover with nice pages, and it has a ribbon book mark attached to keep your page. With a price under $10 you really can't go wrong with buying this as a gift for your guy. It is also available for Kindle if your guy has completely given up on paper copies of books.

What are your experiences with daily devotionals? Have you read this book or any similar to it? Share with us in the comments below!