Sunday, December 6, 2015

A Devotional For Women

The Devotional for Women provides a solution to a problem that nearly all women have—how to be more faithful to read God’s Word and know how to apply it to their lives. It addresses this need by offering 366 daily Bible devotions for women of all ages that together form the heart of biblical womanhood. Progressing from Genesis to Revelation, content includes a strong focus on God’s Word, biblical application, and additional helps such as several options for Bible reading plans.

God’s Word is applicable to the life of every woman. Whereas many daily devotionals offer encouragement for the heart, The Devotional for Women offers that encouragement as well as biblical exposition all in a user friendly, quick read format to change lives in the every day rhythm of life.

ISBN: 9781433688522

When this book arrived I was pleasantly surprised.  It has a beautiful, purple, leather touch cover which is very soft.  It is a nice size ( 7.5 x 5 x 1 ).  This is a book that has 366 daily devotions for women that is prepared directly from the text scripture.  

As you open the book you will come to a table of contents:
A Pattern of Quiet Time
The Christian Life
Devotions (1-366)
Daily Bible Reading Plan.

In a Pattern of Quiet Time we are reminded that regardless of where you are in your faith that it is up to you to initiate communication with God.  This is your relationship and therefore it's up to you to build it.  
 Each devotion starts with a scripture, focus verse, a devotion, prayer and lastly an area to write a personal reflection.
In the back of the book there's a daily reading plan check off list.  

Okay, I truly loved this book.  Yes, the cover is very soft and I loved the color.  When I opened the book I was very pleased with how organized and compact it is.  This is a study that starts in Genesis and ends in Revelations so it essentially guides you through out the Bible.  It offers relevant discussions on various topics.  This devotional is designed to where you can pick it up at any time and start.  I have previously picked up books where the start day is Jan. 1 and it's very hard to start mid year.  So that's a big selling point for me, plus as we all know there are days when you may miss reading.  Each devotion starts with a scripture and a focus verse whee you can explore more deeply if your would like.  I loved the space proved for personal reflection notes.  Yes, I am a note taker so this was something that I really liked.
This is a wonderful book that I would recommend to anyone as a resource for yourself or as a gift for someone else.  I have bought one up for my college aged daughter for Christmas.  

*I received this book free from the publisher   through their book review bloggers program.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance to the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.


  Rhonda Harrington Kelley is President’s wife and Adjunct Professor of Women’s Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a frequent speaker for women as well as an author of books including Divine Disciple, Life Lessons for Women of the Bible, and Personal Holiness: A Biblical Study for Developing a Holy Lifestyle. She is co-editor of the three volume Women’s Evangelical Library including Women’s Evangelical Commentary: Old Testament, New Testament, and The Study Bible for Women. Her husband Chuck Kelley is President of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dorothy Kelley Patterson is Professor of Theology in Women’s Studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. She is a homemaker, popular speaker, and successful writer, editor, and compiler of numerous books including A Handbook for Ministers’ Wives, The Family, BeAttitudes for Women, and Touched by Greatness: Women in the Life of Moses. She is co-editor of the two volume Women’s Evangelical Commentary:Old Testament and New Testament. Her husband Paige is President of Southwester Baptist Theological Seminary.

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