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 netgalley.com. I was not required to leave a review.

More than a Coloring Book More than a Devotional – All is Bright

About this Book

The perfect gift for the creatives and coloring-book lovers in your life! Includes bonus activities and kid-friendly coloring pages for the whole family!

This Christmas season, celebrate the birth of our Savior through beautiful design and devotion. Grab your colored pencils, cozy up with your favorite blanket and a cup of tea, and settle in for a night of peace and wonder with All Is Bright. For lovers of the Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest coloring books, All Is Bright is the perfect way to transform the Advent and Christmas seasons for your whole family, re-centering the holidays on the miracle of Jesus’ birth. Combining 31 days of rich content by the beloved and inspirational Nancy Guthrie with intricate designs that will reconnect you with the heart of Christ, this coloring book devotional journey reminds us all of what the season really calls us to: worship.

 


My Review

I love to color! I use to print out kids’ coloring pages from the internet and color during meetings. So when I saw this book I was extremely excited!

In this book you not only get 31 beautiful pictures to color, but you also get 31 inspirational devotions. These devotions begin on December 1 and go through December 31st. The devotions are thoughtful and point the reader to the true meaning of Advent and Christmas.

The author also provides discussion starters for family devotions as well as written prayers. Both of these items are short but meaningful. There are also coloring pages with simpler designs for the younger artist.

This would make a great Advent gift those who love to color.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.

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An example of one of the pages. (Don’t judge the book by my ability to color please!)

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Review: Praying the Names of God: 200 Devotional Prayers Inspired by The Wonderful Names of Our Wonderful Lord

About this Book

God is the Creator of the heavens and the earth, the Alpha and the Omega, the all-loving, forgiving Father and the Great I Am. With such a big God, how can we understand His many facets? One way is through scripture, where God is described in more than 200 unique ways.Praying the Names of God takes these names and makes them personal through heartfelt prayers accompanied by the scriptures where these names of God are found. Inspired by the beloved classic, The Wonderful Names of Our Wonderful Lord, this brand-new book will lead you to a deeper faith in the one true Lord.


About the Author

LeAnne Blackmore is a veteran Bible teacher, conference speaker, and Bible study author. Her ministry experience runs the gamut from middle school through senior adults, but her heart is for all people to know God by knowing His Word. Currently she is learning to navigate her way through the empty-nest stage of life. If you want to challenge her at ping-pong or any number of board games, she’ll accept–just be prepared for the ruthless competition sure to ensue. LeAnne and her husband, Ron, enjoy traveling, but always love returning home to the beautiful mountains of east Tennessee. (Source: Amazon Author Page)

My Review

The Author utilizes the ACTS model of prayer: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication. I think this is a great model to help one get their prayer life going. I really liked the Adoration section of the book. Most of the readings did a great job of helping me focus on the characteristics of God making it easy to praise Him. The author utilizes scripture from all areas of the Bible in these prayers, which I also enjoyed.

The title indicates “Praying the names of Gods” I didn’t necessarily see that throughout, but that didn’t bother me. She did often utilize different names of God, but the bottom line is she utilized scripture very well and helped me focus on prayer.

She divides the book into sections by Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication. Normally when you use the ACTS model of prayer you go through each section during one prayer session. So the division was a little “weird” to me. BUT I think it would be easy to flip through the different sections to pull out pages to jump start my prayers.

I would definitely give this as a gift to new Christians who may be struggling on how to develop a practice of prayer or struggle with how to pray. I found the prayers flowed very easily. I would also consider gifting this book to seasoned prayer warriors as I think it would offer refreshing times of prayer.

Disclaimer: “I received a free copy from the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.