Book Review:: Jesus Calling by Sarah Young (Deluxe Edition)

1 Jul

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*

No Responses to “Book Review:: Jesus Calling by Sarah Young (Deluxe Edition)”

  1. Jenny B. Jones July 11, 2010 at 8:44 PM #

    I’ve never heard of this book! Now I gotta check it out!

  2. Peggy July 20, 2011 at 12:55 PM #

    Sarah Young’s “Jesus Calling” has changed my life in more ways than I can say. I have bought and shared so many copies with my friends and loved ones. We love knowing that we are all reading the same message and searching the same scriptures together (apart).
    I have many devotional books and have many by emails. I collect devotionals and they have always impacted by life in such powerful ways. I must say though that this book, “Jesus Calling” is in its own unique category. I truly believe that it is something very blessed by the Lord and I would love to thank His servant, Sarah Young, I am looking for an address or email for her. Any help would be very appreciated. ~ Peg

  3. Pam Oliver December 26, 2011 at 4:24 PM #

    Need to know how to get Jesus Lives and Dear Jesus. Really like Jesus Calling

  4. My wife and I have been reading “Jesus Calling” for two months as an evening devotional. We can’t wait to read the next offering each night. A must read for all Christians.

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