Sunday Book Club: Such Devotion

September 24, 2017 Christian, nonfiction, Sunday Book Club 24

Happy Sunday, my friends!

Do you use a specific book for your ‘devotions’ (time with God)?

I tend to get bored with just one so I mix it up a bit, using several throughout the year. I tend to keep the same faves and add to them haha! So if you’re looking at my stack of books for my quiet times, I look so spiritual but don’t be fooled. It’s just a pick-and-choose kind of stack 😛

A few of my personal faves are:

  • Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
  • Just Breathe (various authors)
  • Control Girl by Shannon Popkin
  • The Finishing School by Valerie Woerner
  • Word Writers series by Denise Hughes

I know there are so many great ones out there though!

So now it’s your turn:

What are some of your favorite devotional books? Or do you just prefer to go through a book of the Bible? Or a combo?

 

Carrie

24 Responses to “Sunday Book Club: Such Devotion”

  1. Veronica

    My favorite at this time of year is Abundance from God’s Heart in Autumn. It is a beautiful book, and I usually read One devotion and then continue on with whatever chapter of the Bible I’m reading.

  2. Megan Hamsher

    I have some that come in email form:
    One is folks from my church make up devotions (and yes, a couple are mine)
    Favorite one is still Upwords with Max Lucado
    One is called Today in the Word: Devotion for Today
    One is called NIV Devotions for Women (from Bible Gateway)

    There is one that is for Lent as well from Bible Gateway.

    KF books:
    couple by Max Lucado (two of them are Advent devotionals)
    Women of Courage: 31 Daily Devotional Bible Readings by Jennifer Carter
    Breakfast with Jesus/Lunch with Jesus by Ivan King

    Physical devotional books …. grand total of one:
    Paws a Moment with God: Devotions Best Enjoyed in the Company of a Cat is fun!!
    by Inc. Product Concept Mfg.

  3. Robin E. Mason

    nearly 30 years ago i “happened” (yeah right) to pickup a small little booklet, God’s Creative Power by Charles Capps. the last half of it are Scripture to pray / speak aloud and those turned into my daily devotional routing. of course, over the years, the writer in me “edited” and personalized them, and now they are a powerful part of my faith – and my identity in Him!

  4. Lynn Bova

    One of my “go to” devotionals is Streams in the Desert” by L.B. Cowman. I always find a new nugget of truth to apply to my life. A friend gave this book to me when I was going through a difficult situation. I have “paid it forward” many times.

    • Carrie

      i have heard so many great things about that book – i need to add it to my collection!

  5. Paula S.

    I tend to just use the Bible but I love Amazing Grace– stories behind hymns. I also use The Felicity Bee’ s writing out Scriptures . She has themes such as Grace for the whole month. February was Love. Tricia Goyer is doing one on Facebook right now of reading through the Bible starting at Genisis. Our denomination puts out Portals of Prayer, with a devotion and a prayer for each day. Also suggested prayers for different days of the Church year and situations such as when you are sick or in the hospital or for someone you know who is in a certain circumstance.

  6. Gloria A

    I have several books but usually read email devotions from Charles Stanley. I started reading through the Bible again but have stalled there. One really nice devotional I have is Devotions for the Beach and Days You Wish You Were There. I have also have Jesus Calling, Jesus Always and others.

      • Michelle Lunsford

        Yes, Leviticus is a tough one. As my husband/pastor likes to say, it’s a good cure for insomnia. 😉 However, I have found that when I read through Hebrews while also working through Leviticus, it can help.

  7. Linda K. Rodante

    I, too, tend to use the Bible. Nothing speaks to me like the Word does. However, I pick up devotionals from time to time and just read them through. 🙂 I know that’s not how you’re supposed to do it, but it works for me. I still like some of the old ones, like My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers and others.

  8. Michelle Lunsford

    Some of my favorites include…
    A Year with CS Lewis: Daily Readings from His Classic Works
    https://www.amazon.com/Year-C-S-Lewis-Readings/dp/0060566167/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1506614002&sr=8-1&keywords=CS+Lewis+devotional

    If his Narnia series is more your leaning, there’s also A Year with Aslan: Daily Reflections from The Chronicles of Narnia
    https://www.amazon.com/Year-Aslan-Reflections-Chronicles-Narnia/dp/0061985511/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1506614002&sr=8-4&keywords=CS+Lewis+devotional

    My Utmost for His Highest, which has already been mentioned by others, is a classic.

    I also would include This Day with the Master: 365 Daily Meditations by Denis Kinlaw
    https://www.amazon.com/This-Day-Master-Meditations-Devotional/dp/0310255708/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1506614141&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Denis+Kinlaw+devotional

    • Carrie

      I have the year with CS Lewis one … somewhere. Need to dig that out. But definitely checking out the Aslan one! Thanks, friend 🙂

  9. Sunshine S.

    The ones I always go back to are Streams in the Desert (all-time favorite), Jesus Calling, My Utmost for His Highest, and Keep a Quiet Heart by Elisabeth Elliot! I pretty much keep all four at my devotion “station” all the time. 🙂 I also often use Stormie Omartian’s books on prayer (Power of a Praying Wife, Power of a Praying Parent, etc.).

    • Carrie

      I need to grab Streams in the Desert – i’ve heard such great things. And I love Stormie’s books too!

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