I've had a version of this book for probably 20 years or more. When I have been at my lowest I have found many of the topics encouraging, helpful and strengthening. I have given copies of it away many times. God's word helps us understand how God so mercifully and lovingly steps in to help His children. The more we are in it, the closer we can feel to Him. While always important to read scriptures in context, this is good for new Christians who may not be into full Bible readings, as well as a pick-me-up for the more seasoned.
I purchased this as a gift. I loved it so much I bought extras for myself and to give away to others. There are very clear Bible verses to read for insight, peace, or strength when feeling most any emotion. This is a perfect way to quickly see what God's word has to say about any situation that you may find yourself in. The table of contents lists all the different needs and the corresponding page has anywhere from a few to several verses assembled together about that topic/need. Wonderful for quick reference and help straight from the Bible. This is an attractive, leather like, small book perfect for carrying in a jacket pocket or purse. This little book is wonderful to keep and for giving away. I am very pleased.