"A Year With God" Book Review

I was given the opportunity to read and review "A Year With God" by R. P. Nettelhorst thanks to BookSneeze.com. This book includes 365 days worth of devotions featuring God's words from the Bible. "A Year With God" allows the scriptures to uniquely speak to the reader through different passages each day, along with an explanation and life applications written by the author after each daily reading.

The daily Bible readings are taken from various Bible translations each day, so as not to be exclusive toward one particular version. I thought this was a nice touch and it was interesting to read translations that are different from the NIV and NKJV Bibles I grew up with. The author does a nice job of briefly explaining the passages and then applying the words to our modern lives. It really does make a difference to have a devotion like this rather than just reading straight out of the Bible, since we don't often see the meaning within the stories. Another nice thing about this book is that it is divided into sections such as Faith and Doubt, Forgiveness and Anger, and Love and Hate. I hadn't even realized that it had sections when I started reading, since I was so excited to start the first devotion that I skipped the index pages.

My favorite part of "A Year With God" is the fact that each daily devotion is just one page long. Although it's easy to avoid finding time for God's Word in our lives, we all have time to read one page of a book each day, and this book is the best one to read. These daily readings have gotten me into God's Word and have helped strengthen my faith. I have also found that I enjoy reading it so much that I've read 3-4 day's worth in one evening. It is also nice that the days aren't set on a certain schedule, so you can really just read a page a day and pick up where you left off if you skip several days. Plus you can decide to go out of order and look at a particular section if you so choose.

If you're looking for the perfect Old Testament devotion book, check out "A Year With God" by R. P. Netelhorst. You won't be disappointed!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

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