Review: Start with Praise

Feeling Inadequate?
Be Empowered!

Today’s needs and tomorrow’s uncertainties can bring us to our knees. We often don’t feel up to the task of carrying out God’s mission with strength and courage in our jobs, activities, and families.

Let this 40-day devotional help empower you to be bold in all you do and to experience the joys of faithful prayer. Just like Jesus chose 12 ordinary men to be His disciples, God placed you right where you are—in the middle of an ordinary life that can have eternal impact.

Follow the Moms in Prayer four-step prayer process day by day, and learn how to invite God’s power into every area of your heart. It all starts with praise…

My Review

The authors base their books on the common ACTS (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication) model. But they take things a little deeper. Utilizing stories from the Bible and their experiences they gives us a foundation to the why.

The authors alternate on the devotions which makes it nice to have the different perspectives. One author does tend to be a little “wordier” than the other, but both give good Biblical principles.   The devotions tended to take 5 to 8 minutes to read, the following prayer time can be as long as you are lead.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Review: 3 Minute Prayers for Women by Linda Hang

About this Book

Got 3 Minutes? . . .
Take a few moments of your day to pause, reflect, and renew your spirit with these 3-minute prayers.

Written for women just like you, each day’s reading includes. . .
Minute 1: meditate on a brief scripture selection
Minute 2: pray, using the provided prayer to jump-start a conversation with God
Minute 3: reflect on a question for further thought

Just 3 short minutes, and you’ll be on your way to quality one-on-one time with your heavenly Father!

My Review

I generally struggle with devotional books. They always seem to be lacking probably because I’m expecting more out of them. The nice thing about this devotional is the author sets the expectation in the title: 3 Minute Prayers for Women.
In the 3 minutes (or less) it takes to read these devotions you get a scripture and a prayer that is relatable and easy to personalize. I think my favorite part of the devotion is the “Think About It” section. The author post a simple question that relates back to the scripture and prayer. The questions tend to hit home to important aspects of one’s faith.
Definitely would buy this for a friend.
5 Star Rating on the Amazon Scale
4 Star Rating on Goodreads
Disclaimer:  I did receive a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via, I was not required to give a review and the opinions here are my own.

Review: 30 Days in the Land of the Psalms A Holy Land Devotional by Charles H. Dyer

About this Book

Read Psalms in full color.

The psalms are among the church’s finest treasures, a collection of writings where many find solace, comfort, and hope. Yet some psalms remain “locked” in a sense, containing references to places and objects modern readers have never seen and can’t picture.

Until now. From author and renowned Israel expert Dr. Charles H. Dyer comes a devotional that brings selected psalms to life. Each entry features a beautiful, full-color photo of a Holy Land site, a suggested reading from Scripture, and a reflection that incorporates Dr. Dyer’s knowledge of the land. Plus, the hardcover binding and ribbon marker make it a wonderful gift or bedside read.

Some selections include:

  • God Is My Masada (Psalm 18)
  • The City of Our God (Psalm 46)
  • A Song from the Wilderness (Psalm 90)
  • A Song for the Mount of Olives (Psalm 118)
  • Solitary Prayers in Lonely Places (Psalm 120)

30 Days in the Land of the Psalms is a one-month devotional that will take readers on an extended journey to Israel . . . and into the book of Psalms.

My Review

This was a beautiful devotion! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, my only regret is I had an ebook.  This one needs to be read as a real book!

With the author’s extensive knowledge of the Holy Land and ancient Israel he was able to paint beautiful pictures of what the original Psalms meant. He also was able to translate those into contemporary application. The pictures that were included were also beautiful (as far as I could tell on an ereader!)

I give this book 4 stars!

Disclaimer: I did receive this book from the publisher, through I was not required to leave a review.