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Jen PenMidwest4 Stars Out Of 5Encounter joy!!October 10, 2016Jen PenMidwestQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4SUMMARY:
Filled with hard stuff in life, many people dont feel the joy that is so longed for these days. Financial woes, broken relationships, difficult illnesses and shattered dreams all surmount to rob away the joy that is yearned for. With a focus on finding and experiencing joy in everyday lives, authors Sheila Walsh and Sheri Gragg combine Bible verses and daily blessings to find a bit of happiness, no matter the circumstances. Set up in literally five minute sections, a personal connection, a brief Bible correlation and five Bible verses make up each daily devotional dose.
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Uplifting, encouraging and warming yet doable in busy lives, Five Minutes With Jesus is a wonderful reminder to spend a few minutes with Jesus while remembering to breath and enjoy blessings. Packaged in a smaller book with bit-size devotional sections, each seems to correlate well with the stories and scriptures found within. Just enough to get the day goingwhile puttinga smile on your face, a skip in your step and a hug in your heart, this book leaves no excuse not to spend five minutes with Jesus. Go aheadencounter joy!
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*I received a complimentary copy of Five Minutes With Jesus from BookLook Bloggers for my honest review*
DebbieAlabamaAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Nice little devotional bookMarch 21, 2016DebbieAlabamaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I have always enjoyed books by Sheila Walsh, so when I saw her newest devotional book, 5 Minutes with Jesus: Peace for Today, I knew that I wanted to read it.
5 Minutes with Jesus: Peace for Today is 5 1/2 by 9 inches with a heavyweight cardboard cover--sort of a hybrid softcover/hardcover book. The inner pages are decorated with a flowered border. It's a nice little book to curl up with.
This volume contains a couple of month's worth of devotional readings. Each one begins with a personal story or a retelling of a Bible story. The story is followed by a theme byte or thought for the day, such as "we don't need perfect faith when we have a perfect Savior," or "Honor God in all your ways, knowing that He will take care of you." The final page or two of each daily reading contains several Bible verses to meditate on or pray over.
I really liked this format. Most devotionals consist of a single verse followed by commentary. I enjoyed reading the story or lesson first, then the verses. Because there are always several verses, and because they are the last thing the reader reads, the focus is more on scripture, making it more natural to end devotional time by meditating on or praying over the scripture passages. Each reading could be completed in 5 minutes, as the title suggests, but could also be extended a bit with additional meditating on the set of verses for the day. I also enjoyed the mix of personal stories (Sheila Walsh is very vulnerable about sharing her hardships and fears) and the Bible stories each week.
If you're looking for 5 minutes of peace to start out your day, this book may be just what you need.
I received a free copy of this book through the BookLook Bloggers program in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
D. HarbuckAge: 25-34Gender: Female3 Stars Out Of 5Peace for TodayMarch 14, 2016D. HarbuckAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3This book has some short, sweet, and insightful tidbits. Each little insight has some corresponding scriptures. Overall, I enjoyed the readings. It doesn't take much time, but keeps me in the word. However, I was expecting this to be a little more like a devotional and I wish there was some room for the reader to participate like questions or things to think about in follow up.
Kris BushOrlando, FLAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Add to the arsenalFebruary 24, 2016Kris BushOrlando, FLAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5As a mom who is literally always busy. This book has come in handy BIG TIME. It gives me nuggets of Scripture and encouragement, which helps on those days when i don't get early morning quiet time with Jesus and thus am frazzled. It's not very big which allows me to throw it in the diaper bag when I'm on the go (early morning prenatal visits).
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