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Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2017
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How God Grows a Mother of Prayer: A Devotional JournalAnita Higman, Marian LeslieBarbour Publishing / 2017 / Hardcover$12.99 Retail:
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Jean Fischer has been writing for children for nearly three decades, and has served as an editor with Golden Books. She has written with Thomas Kinkade, John MacArthur, and “Adventures in Odyssey,” and is one of the authors for Barbour’s upcoming “Camp Club Girls” series. A nature lover, Jean lives in Racine, Wisconsin.
Terry2 Stars Out Of 5Good gift. . . Deceiving titleDecember 22, 2016TerryQuality: 3Value: 2Meets Expectations: 1Bible Memory Plan for Morning & Evening by Jean Fischer is perhaps not what you might expect from a book with this title. Heres what it is a light inspirational book that you might give as a gift. It is a nice-looking book that unfortunately lacks somewhat in the content. Or perhaps the title created an expectation that the content was not designed to fill. Each days reading is broken down into morning and evening sections as the title describes. In each section, you will find a Scripture verse for the day, followed by a quick rallying-cry type theme - 3 or 4 words like I am perfectly me, or He will bless my family that (sort of) matches the verse. Then, the author has written a short (and I mean VERY SHORT) devotional reading to support the verse. The evening reading piggybacks off the theme for the morning and concludes with a prayer.
The cons Some of the verses are really taken out of context. For me, this automatically makes it a no-go. I wont get into the concept of proof-texting here, but lets just say that it doesnt hold up for me biblically. Additionally, if Im going to take the time to sit down and read a devotional every morning and every evening, Id be looking for a bit more than two or three sentences. This book never really gets me anywhere spiritually. Except for being able to say, Oh, I read my devotional today Im not certain what the daily readings accomplish. The prayer in the evening is meager 2 sentences at best and simply not reflective of a healthy prayer life. Lastly, and perhaps the biggest problem with the book, is that I never saw where there was a Memory Plan of any sort. The book provides a different verse every day; does the author mean to suggest that reading the verse once before leaving for work will somehow embed it in my memory? From a book with this title, I expected an actual plan to help me memorize the verses presented.
The pros This would be a nice small gift of encouragement for someone when you dont know what else to get. This might also be a nice gift to give to a non-believer to let them experience the Bible in small pieces? The author used multiple translations when presenting the biblical text, which was a plus. Also, the book encourages daily reading of Scripture and daily prayer.
In summary, if you are looking for a good devotional or memory verse book, look elsewhere. If you are just looking for something nice to have or a simple gift, this book published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. might be for you. However, please note I have some issues with the improper application of the verses, specifically the Old Testament verses.