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Monday, January 14, 2013

At the Feet of Jesus Review

At the Feet of Jesus: Daily Devotions to Nurture a Mary Heart Description:

You were made for more than serving God; you were made to know Him. 
Intimacy with God—to know Him and be known by Him. It is what our hearts desperately need, but somehow life conspires to keep us busy and distracted. 

For anyone who struggles when it comes to daily devotions, At the Feet of Jesus extends an irresistible invitation to set aside your duties and find the amazing peace and incredible joy that come from time alone with Him. Drawn from Joanna Weaver’s beloved Bethany trilogy, each reading in this 365-day devotional includes a Bible reading passage and reflection question. All-new material and “Going Deeper” sidebars are also woven throughout.

Discover for yourself the riches that come from spending a portion of each day alone with God. At the feet of Jesus—where true life begins!

Includes a unique One-Year Bible Reading Guide.

My Review:

Now that you have had a chance to start your new year's resolutions, and possibly decide that some of them just aren't going to happen, you may be looking for a devotional to lift you up, to start your day with God, to help you in your Christian walk.  Here is one you should consider. 

This is a daily devotional in which Joanna Weaver has "interwove excerpts from [her] three Bethany books:  Having a Mary Heart in a Martha WorldHaving a Mary Spirit, and Lazarus Awakening."  So if you have read one of those you may see some familiar material in this devotional.  But it isn't simply an amalgamation of excerpts. It includes previously unpublished materials, "read and reflect" sections with relevant Bible verses, and "going deeper" sidebars "to help you develop a daily quiet time".

The topics are relevant and definitely applicable to life today, and the devotional will help you to draw closer to Jesus, if you allow it to.  I have always liked Ms. Weaver's writings (read my review of Lazarus Awakening here) and this is no exception.  It is well written, personal, and you don't feel judged.  A great devotional in my opinion. The only drawback is that some days build on previous days readings (if you miss a day you better go back and read or you are lost), and being that they are excerpts from previously written books, there are some devotions that can be confusing since you do not have the full story from the actual book it was taken from. Still well worth the read though!


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