Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson) is a masterpiece! The new deluxe edition is encased in a lovely leather cover, which adds to the appeal of this 365 day devotional. Unlike other devotionals, Young records thoughts she receives from God in a personal format, so each devotional is like a little message from God that aims directly for the heart.
After reading just a few entries of Jesus Calling, I wept. This book massaged my weary heart and panicked spirit into rightful submission to a loving God. What makes this book so wonderful? The simply meditations are daily reminders that God is with us, for us, and above all, He is still God and He is still on His throne. Our lives are filled with worry, depression, disbelief, and unfaithfulness. Jesus Calling fights our human tendencies to stray from God and brings to mind His intent to have a relationship with His creation.
Another thing I love about Jesus Calling is that it is easy to add a reading into daily devotions. But a quick read right after the lunch hour at work or while the children are down for their afternoon naps can also energize a weary believer. Really, this is an any-time book—any time we need to remember who we are in Christ (which for me, is quite often!) I love this book and know it will be a popular gift item for my loved ones in the future.
If you want a devotion that will rip apart your pride and bring you face-to-face with a God who loves you, then Jesus Calling is for you. Actually, it’s a devotional for everyone.
Amy’s Score: 5
*I received this book for review from Thomas Nelson’s BookSneeze program*