A Year with God is a devotional which, funnily enough, covers a year. Each page has the bible passage for the day, with a devotional, reflecting upon that passage.
The year is divided into topics. Topics include:
- Hope and Fear
- Love and Hate
- Perseverance and Quitting
- Faith and Doubt
- Loyalty and Betrayal
- Companionship and Isolation
- Mercy and Judgment
- Forgiveness and Anger
- Joy and Sadness
- Peace and Conflict
The different topics allow you to choose a subject suiting your situation or your mood.
A Year With God, follows each reading with insights and applications to help explain the context and nuances of each text. However, the author uses different bible translations (CEV, Holman, Message, NAS, NIV, NKJ, NLT and NRSV) for each day, making it a patchwork, rather than a consistent message. Many people like the jumping between different translations, I am not one of them.
The devotional takes about 5 minutes a day to read, which is a great length, not too long that you forget what you read, but not too short, so you reflect on what you have read throughout the day.
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