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Ann5 Stars Out Of 5very timelyApril 15, 2019AnnQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This collection of devotions by Stephen Arterburn is appropriate for this time in our lives. So many people are seeking peace. The only true peace can be found through Jesus Christ in the Words of the Holy Bible. I enjoyed the format of the devotions. A simple title with a key verse and two or three paragraphs offering encouragement. Also included are three or four quotes from famous biblical writers including Billy Graham, Oswalt Chambers, and C.S. Lewis. My favorite part is "For Further Reflection" listing four or five additional scripture verses.
As a discipleship coach and a Sunday school teacher, I am is always on the lookout for a relevant Christian reading. Scripture is the basis for all of my teaching and I am so glad Stephen Arterburn has included multiple selections of scripture. Each day ends with a simple prayer. Several topics of interest includes; Turbulent Times Build Character, No Problems are Too Big for God, The Right Priorities, Controlling Your Emotions, Facing Fears, Trusting God. There is a listing for almost any type of anxiety. This is a good resource for those who are seeking peace.
This resource was offered to me for an honest review by Rose Henderson publishing company.
Chris B5 Stars Out Of 5Good resourceApril 11, 2019Chris BThe devotion book, 100 Days of Peace, by Stephen Arterburn, begins with a challenge - read a chapter a day for the next 100 days, and internalize the ideas the book gives about ways that you can overcome your challenges and make God "a full partner in every aspect of your life". For me, that's a big challenge! I have a difficult time sticking to routine. Each day begins with a scripture, followed by the author's thoughts with a challenge for the day. It then gives you a few more quotes on the subject of the day by familiar Christian leaders and offers scripture passages to read for further reflection. Finally, each day ends with a simple prayer. All in all, even with reading the additional passages, it takes no more than 10 minutes, although the length of time you spend on the devotion largely depends on you and your conversations with God that morning. Physically, the book is attractive and easy to read. The colors used on the pages varies from peaceful greens to blues to purples. The text is large enough that tired eyes have no problems reading it, but it also doesn't feel like a kindergarten primer. My favorite day was #62 - The Right Kind of Fear. There's a quote there from Oswald Chambers that finally helped me to understand exactly what it means to fear the Lord. I recommend following this devotion. It truly helps bring you closer to God and gives a lot of perspective and things to think about to deepen your relationship with Him. This book was given to me as a pdf file by Rose Hendrickson for an unbiased review.
JournalOfABibliophileAge: 25-34Gender: Female3 Stars Out Of 5The prayers are the best partFebruary 11, 2019JournalOfABibliophileAge: 25-34Gender: Female100 Days of Peaceis a daily devotional by Stephen Arterburn. This book was published by Hendrickson Publishers/Rose Publishing. This devotional is set to release on March first, and will be available in paperback, leather-bound, and digital.
Stephen Arterburn is the founder and chairman of New Life Ministries- a faith-based non-profit organization for counseling, support groups, etc- and is the author of over sixty books, some of which are:The Life Recover Bible (New Living Translation/NLT), Restoration Bible (Christian Standard Bible/CSB), The Every Man series, The Arterburn Wellness Series, 100 Days of Prayer, and 100 Days of Character.
In 100 Days of Peace, each entry is two pages long, and begins with a Bible verse taken from the New International Version (NIV). After a short devotional/commentary, there are some Bible verses for further reflection, a few quotes from well-known Christian authors and theologians, and a prayer.
Some of the daily themes are: God Offers Peace, Turbulent Times Build Character, God is Sufficient, Trust God's Timing, Make Peace with the Past, and Guard Your Thoughts.
Some of the entries were thought-provoking, some felt a little fluffy, and some didn't really give me peace and comfort... I had a PDF to review, and if the physical book is exactly like the e-book, then the layout is visually appealing. I like the alternating page colors, too.
The authors and theologians quoted are, how shall I put this... quite diverse.C.S. Lewis, Billy Graham, Oswald Chambers, Max Lucado, Corrie Ten Boom, Rick Warren, Beth Moore, D.L. Moody, Charles Spurgeon, Kay Arthur, Charles Stanley, A.W. Tozer, St. Augustine, Matthew Henry, Elisabeth Elliot, Joni Eareckson Tada, Joyce Meyer, Amy Carmichael, J.I. Packer, Lee Strobel, Lysa TerKeurst, Arthur W. Pink, Martin Luther, Warren Wiersbe, Eugene Peterson, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John MacArthur, John Piper, and Tim Keller (there are a few names I missed).
I personally have problems with some of the people who were quoted. Some of them don't hold to orthodox views of the trinity and Jesus' divinity. Some are women "preachers" andbelieve they're sinless, or are involved in the prosperity gospel/Word of Faith (WOF). I think it's dangerous putting them next to men like Spurgeon, Tozer, Matthew Henry, Piper, and MacArthur. Christians with little discernment may pick up their books or watch their videos after reading their quotes and get sucked into their heresy. A broken clock is right twice a day, but I would have preferred not having the quote section.
B. J.5 Stars Out Of 5Challenged my prayer life.August 6, 2018B. J.Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have really enjoyed this devotional. It has kept my interest and has helped my prayer life improve immensely. I will certainly use it repeatedly.
David Smith4 Stars Out Of 5Promptings & Proddings in PrayerJune 22, 2018David SmithQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5No matter where we are in our journey with Christ, we all need continual prompting and prodding in our prayer lives.
I especially like the thematic quotes chosen around "100 Days of Prayer". They give me the motivation -- the boost and the spur -- to grow deeper in prayer.