You Don't Have to Be Perfect to Follow Jesus: A 30-Day Devotional Journal, Revised
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Number of Pages: 192
Publication Date: 2014
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Discipleship means being like the Big Twelve disciples, right? But when you read the Gospels and Acts, its clear the disciples werent always on top of things. In fact, the disciples were clueless, selfish, erratic, inconsistent, and faithless at least half the time. But Jesus loved them and used them all the more for it. Author Mike Yaconelli scrubs away centuries of sentimental buildup and shows theres hope for us too. In this updated thirty-day devotional, youll experience thirty character traits that are marks of a disciple, from boldness to weakness to preparedness. Each reading includes an event from Scripture, a description of that days trait, first-person commentary, the obvious and not-so-obvious truth lesson, and questions and journaling space that invite you to ponder and write about your experience.
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Mike Yaconelli is the author of bestselling books Dangerous Wonder and Messy Spirituality. He was the senior editor for the Wittenburg Door (1971-1996), a satirical religious magazine noted for its irreverent humor, in-depth interviews, and commitment to reforming the evangelical church. He was the cofounder of Youth Specialties, an international organization devoted to equipping youth workers through training and resources. Mike was a prophetic voice in the church-at-large and was a devoted husband and father until his death in 2003.
mojoTexasAge: 35-44Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5A great teen devotionalJanuary 22, 2014mojoTexasAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Mike Yaconelli has written many bestselling books including Dangerous Wonder and Messy Spirituality. He was the senior editor for the Wittenburg Door and he was the cofounder of Youth Specialties. Mike was a prophetic voice in the church and in the lives of many Church workers and pastors until his death in 2003; and he is deeply missed.
So as you can imagine I was surprised to learn he'd written a new book! Well, not really. "You don't have to be perfect" is an old book with a new cover and title. This volume was previously released as "Devotion; a raw truth journal on Following Jesus" and published back in 2004.
The original 2004 book was more stylized and had a very "creative" page layout. The book was geared to teens and so it was published in a way that was very MTV, but this new layout is much more straightforward and I think is an over-all and better presentation.
Again, this is a teen devotional so it's topics are geared to things that would appeal to that age bracket; things like bravery, questions, obstacles, sympathy, feeling plain, distrust, power and limitations.
Each of the 30 day readings includes a subject for the day and a short devotional about it, Mike then includes something personal, and he gives the reader something to do, either a journal entry to write or a top 10 list to complete.
This is a great devo for teens and certainly one to add to your collection if you're a Yaconelli fan. Thank you to Zondervan for this preview copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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