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Jesus Calling, Large Print, Deluxe Edition - Imitation Leather, AmberSarah YoungThomas Nelson / 2011 / Imitation Leather$10.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1229 Reviews
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After many years of writing her own words in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to be more attentive to the Savior's voice and begin listening for what He was saying. So with pen in hand, she embarked on a journey that forever changed herand many others around the world.
In these powerful pages are the words and Scriptures Jesus lovingly laid on her heart. Words of reassurance, comfort, and hope. Words that have made her increasingly aware of His presence and allowed her to enjoy His peace.
Jesus is calling out to you in the same way. Maybe you share the authors need for a great sense of "God with you". Or perhaps Jesus seems distant without you knowing why. Or maybe you have wandered farther from Him that you ever imagined you would. Here is a years worth of daily readings from Youngs journals to bring you closer to Christ and move your time with Him from monologue to a dialogue.
Each day is written as if Jesus Himself were speaking to you. Because He is. Do you hear Him calling?
Sarah Young, the author of the new 365-day devotional Jesus Always and bestselling Jesus Calling®, has sold more than 20 million books worldwide. Jesus Calling® has appeared on all major bestseller lists. Sarahs writings include Jesus Calling®, Jesus Today™, Jesus Lives™, Dear Jesus, Jesus Calling® for Little Ones, Jesus Calling® Bible Storybook, Jesus Calling®: 365 Devotions for Kids, and Peace in His Presence, each encouraging readers in their journey toward intimacy with Christ. Sarah and her husband were missionaries in Japan and Australia for many years. They currently live in the United States.
Pat5 Stars Out Of 5Super Book FormatJuly 21, 2017PatQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have more than one copy of Jesus Calling in different formats. I like this one best because it's large print and the paper is ideal for making notes on w/o ink smudges. I like to underline and highlight texts, and this copy is great for that purpose. Being able to make notes, highlights, and underlining makes the book more personal for me, aside from the precious words of Jesus spoken directly to me.
Stephen Hague1 Stars Out Of 5ON JESUS CALLING BY SARAH YOUNG [THE NEW MYSTIC]July 19, 2017Stephen HagueQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1On Jesus Calling by the Sarah Young [The New Mystic]
Since the very popular author Sarah Young has now published her own Jesus Calling Devotional Bible, I think it is even more pressing that we address her hugely successful devotional book published some years previously, called Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence. In this earlier devotional publication she claims that its content came to her by direct dictation from Jesus. My concerns with this devotional are not with its content per se; it is her claims of direct communication from Jesus (which seems comparable to the increasingly common New Age channeling practitioners who also claim to receive messages, even sometimes from Jesus). If Young had not put this in the form of direct revelation from Christ to her (and presumably to all believers), but rather as Christian reflections to encourage and teach others, it would not be so problematic. In fact, I would find it a bit more acceptable if she had only claimed that this was a literary and imaginative work for devotional encouragement, but that is not the case. Most seriously, as with all claims of direct messages from God, in Jesus Calling Young's claim of direct (dictation) revelation would logically necessitate some kind of divine inspiration, and thus infallibility, and thus inerrancy (as the logic goes). Although Young denies inerrancy for these messages from God, I do not see how anyone can accept her claims without attributing to her works unwarranted authority.
Young's mystical orientation puts her in company with many other, similar Christian mystics, listeners who have visualizations and experiences of losing all sense of time. Young's theology may be otherwise orthodox, as far as I know. As several reviewers have noted, however, the theology of Young's devotional is thin. Indeed, the most common theme seems to be simply "Don't worry, trust me," in the traditional, pietistic motif of "let go and let God," or, "cease striving." Further to that thin theme, there is the central mystical thought of "empty yourself and your mind" that I find very unsatisfying as a model for the Christian life in a fallen world. Indeed, the biblical model is to be filled with the Word, so that his word dwells in us for fullness of life.
The message Young conveys in this devotional of dictations is that scripture was not sufficient for her, and need not be for us. As she writes, "I knew that God communicated with me through the Bible, but I yearned for more"(xii). And, since God has given her a deeper peace from personal messages directly from Jesus, we too are encouraged to get solace and peace with this fresh new word from Christ himself to her. She offers to her readers that "more" she yearned for, but it is a further word, not the scripture. The fundamental doctrines of the Protestant faith include the sufficiency of scripture and the cessation of divine revelation with the closing of the canon. Any claims of something "more" beyond that have historically been rejected as usurpations, and thus unauthoritative. Also, by adding biblical scriptures to the bottom of her revelations, Young gives further unjustified authority to the words she claims come directly from Christ.
Works such as this one undoubtedly indicate a spiritual hunger for more teaching that "speaks to the heart and soul" in our times, and perhaps particularly in Reformed circles that tend sometimes to especially emphasize the mind and thoroughgoing theology. Yet, in response to that suggestion, I propose that any downplaying of the "heart and soul," and the human need to be ministered to there, is entirely out of accord with our history of Protestant, Reformation piety. Just consider, for example, Jonathan Edwards, "Religious Affections." I do think there is a widespread hunger for something more in this area. Indeed, there may be something of a famine in our times, but I think it is the meat of the Word through the Spirit that alone produces a true "experience" of God and his presence (this is not to say we do not read other books to learn, grow, and get encouragement, etc., but that we do not consider them in any way as further revelation).
In sum, since our experiences are such unreliable guides for piety, we must depend on the scripture alone as our authoritative rule and guide for life and faith. Sola scriptura was about both the authority of the Scripture and its sufficiency. Indeed, I believe that we do not need to "yearn" for anything more than sola scriptura. Jesus is calling, but he never calls us to go beyond scripture.
 Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2004.
 On dictation notions of inspiration, ironically, no Evangelical theory that I know of seriously entertains inspiration of biblical revelation in the terms she describes that her messages are received by dictation.
Papa Martin5 Stars Out Of 5A wonderful giftJuly 10, 2017Papa MartinQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A great product and a wonderful gift.
rattle5 Stars Out Of 5A great giftJuly 4, 2017rattleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am a pastor and I give this devotional to everyone (man and woman) who comes into our church. It is appreciated by all. A great way to start the day is by reading it first thing in the morning.
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