Sunday, October 21, 2018

"Jesus, Our Perfect Hope" (365 Devotions) by Charles Stanley

My review...

I’ve never read anything by Charles Stanley in the past, but I’ve heard wonderful things about him. So, when I saw this devotional, I thought it’d be a good time to check him out, as I really enjoy devotional books. While I haven’t finished the entire book, I have read enough to know that this book will make a great addition to my daily time with Jesus. I also love the fact that this book is a year-long devotional, and I plan to use it as such.

Stanley’s latest is to help the reader find the one, true source of hope: Jesus. It’s a hope that will never fail, no matter what struggles we may encounter. The book is beautifully designed, with an imitation leather cover that is padded and a ribbon bookmark. The pages match the cover with their color scheme. As with other devotional books, Stanley’s contain a title, a Bible verse, the devotion, and a prayer. The entries are written in a way that is easy to understand. Each reading is one page, so they are short enough to fit easily into a busy schedule. There is also a “wrap-up” comment at the end of each page with a reminder of why the reader’s hope is in Jesus. Topics addressed include staying hopeful when change doesn’t occur quickly, staying focused on Jesus through the difficult seasons, and remembering that God will fulfill His promises to us.

Here are some of the reminders of why our hope in Jesus is never misplaced:

·        My hope is in Jesus because He is awesome and deserves all my praise.
·        My hope is in Jesus because He is working in the unseen.
·        My hope is in Jesus because He sees my full potential and helps me reach it.
·        My hope is in Jesus because He never fails me.
·        My hope is in Jesus because He’s worthy of my trust.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher as part of the BookLook Bloggers program, but I wasn’t required to leave a positive review.

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