At a time when some fear that confession of sin will be a turn off to the gospel, Duguid and Houk show how the heart longing for reconciliation with God can find peace and beauty in biblical confession. Long ago, another wrote that grace is not sweet, if sin is not bitter. Duguid and Houk help us face the bitter to taste the sweet.
When Scripture is scattered like seeds into good soil, a garden grows. This book is a fruitful garden, the fruit of good soilfragrant, nutritious, beautiful. It calls us into the light, humbles us in our varied needs, delights us in God's many mercies. It is a resource for worshiping honestly and well. And it is a resource for living honestly and well. And it is a resource that will bless you when you put it to work.
This book has many virtues. One is its flexibility in being adaptable to a range of situations, including public worship and private devotions. Another is the careful thought that went into the individual prayers. A third virtue is the rootedness of the individual units in Bible passages. Finally, the table of contents shows at a glance that the book covers the whole of the Christian life. I love the overall aims and the method of this book, as well as the execution of details.
"I find it easier to learn about God than to talk to him. These devotionals and prayers assist me in doing both, with the added benefit that they inspire me to pray those prayers with others."