"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."

-C.S. Lewis

What we read has such an impact on us, and I am always on the lookout for something that will inspire me to be a better person. Here is a sampling of books that have been in the teetering stack sitting on top of what is rumored to be my bedside table.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

God's Love Letters to You: A 40-Day Devotional Experience, by Dr. Larry Crabb

As the title says, this book is a devotional that was designed to be read over forty days. It focuses on ridding our minds and souls of the negative thoughts that bombard us from all directions in a fallen world. The author seeks to remind us of the positive thoughts that are sent to us by God through the Bible.
At first glance, this book seems to be a very good devotional. It's something that could be done quickly each morning. It's similar in style to publications such as "Our Daily Bread" - although the study questions that go with each reading are better at helping the reader apply each section to his or her own life. People who love to write journals will appreciate these study questions, although the answers certainly don't need to be written down.
Furthermore, each reading focuses on one book from the Bible. I can easily see how a reader might be able to turn the forty days in this devotional into a longer study of each book that is included. Although the book was designed for individual use, I can see how it could be used in a group setting, as well.
All in all, this is a great little devo. I'd recommend it for anyone, man or woman, who is looking for something extra for quiet interludes with God.
Five out of Five Stars
Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher. I was not required to write a favorable review.