The Book of Amazing Stories: 90 Devotions on Seeing God's Hand in Unlikely Places - eBook
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Publication Date: 2017
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JulieNebraskaAge: 25-34Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5Not Overly AmazedFebruary 2, 2018JulieNebraskaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2The Book of Amazing Stories - 90 Devotions on Seeing God's Hand in Unlikely Placesby Robert Petterson like the title says, it is a devotional book. Each day has about a two page story most often about a person (e.g., Mother Theresa, Ted Bundy, Muhammad Ali) but also a few major events, followed by a quote, and a Bible verse.
I struggled to get captivated or inspired by the stories. It's not the the stories themselves aren't amazing. It was hard for me to get behind a story in just two pages and the telling of the stories felt disjointed and sometimes hard to follow for this tired mother of four young children. I also didn't always the understand the connection between the story and the Bible verse. If you're looking for something interesting to add into a speech or for some inspiring stories to look into deeper, this book would give you 90 of those. I would not see it as a way to deepen your spiritual walk or your understanding of the Bible. Thank you to Tyndale Publishers for providing me a complimentary copy of this book to review.
Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5The Book of Amazing StoriesDecember 10, 2017Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Many years ago there was a public speaker, who became known for his story behind the story radio spots. I think he also wrote books. And now you know the rest of the story... I think maybe you might know who I'm speaking of. Paul Harvey.
Anyway, THE BOOK OF AMAZING STORIES reminds me of that old radio show. It takes well-known people, such as Mother Teresa, Ronald Reagan and others to show you how they got to that spot, provides an application that you can apply to your own life, and gives a Bible verse that kind of relates to the story.
This is not a devotional per say as I didn't walk away having grown in my faith, or my belief. It is just what the title says ... THE BOOK OF AMAZING STORIES. And they are amazing, feel-good stories that anyone can enjoy and since there is nothing religious about most of them (except for the verse at the end) you could gift it to anyone, even those who are part of the household of faith. It represents people from all walks of life, including a heroine addict, a Catholic nun, Protestants, missionaries, movie stars, opera singers, and so many more. And again, these are not religious stories. The Bible verse could've been left out and nothing would've been lost from the stories. (However, the verses add a nice touch and I'm glad they are there.)
If you know someone who likes amazing stories, then THE BOOK OF AMAZING STORIES would be an excellent gift this season -- or any time.
I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.
EmilyRib Lake, WIAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Interesting Devotional - My Review of The Book of Amazing StoriesNovember 10, 2017EmilyRib Lake, WIAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Published by: Tyndale House
Written by: Robert Petterson
I was curious to see what kinds of tales were shared in this book and that is why I chose to read and review it.
The Book of Amazing Stories tells of various people from different points in the past who have done great things even though great things were not expected of them.
Who the book is for:
Anyone who is interested in history and learning more about people from the past.
What I liked:
The devotionals are relatively short and easy to read.
The stories shared are interesting.
The size and shape of the book is nice.
What I didn't like:
Some of the stories are told in a boring way.
Overall, I like the concept of this book.
I give The Book of Amazing Stories 4 out of 5 stars.
I received this book free to review from Tyndale Blog Network. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255.
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