I have sent a copy of this with all my kids to college. They love it. I always have a few extra copies for gifts. The subjects and passages are most always apropos for the day and a great way to start your day.
This devotional book is written as though Jesus were sitting right with me, having coffee and donuts. He speaks to me in language that I would use, always encouraging, admonishing, and reminding me He is always there, always on my side, and always available to help. This is, I think, the best daily devotional written specifically for lay people. A wonderful book. I have ordered several for friends.