Book Review: Jesus Calling

Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presencewas another of my selections this month for Tommy Nelson.

I received both the original book and the companion devotional meant for children:

Both books are beautifully hardbound. With a dedication page and satin bookmark, they would make a lovely gift.

Each book is divided by days and contains one short reading (short enough to be completed in just a few minutes), for each day of the year.

I particularly loved the art and cover for the children’s book- it had a retro- “worn-in” feel.

As I read through these books, I was particularly struck by the commonality I have with the author and her experience as she watched her mother struggle and eventually pass with cancer. I understand how you learn to cling to the Lord in a way you many not have had to do before. I do appreciate the author’s thoughts behind her writing and believe her heart to be in a good place with these books, however, I was somewhat troubled by them being written from the point of view of Christ, himself.

From January 15th:

“I know that you sometimes worry about what’s ahead. The future can be frightening- like gigantic waves just waiting to crash down on you. Trust in Me. I already know the future. By the time those gigantic waves get to you¬¬, I will have struck them down to a size you can face. And I am always beside you, helping you. The closer you are to Me, the safer you will be.”

Each reading has an accompanying Bible verse along with additional suggested Bible reading.


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