This book review has been a long time coming. This isn't a typical fiction book that I breeze through in a few days' time. It is a daily devotional, so I wanted to make sure that I read enough of it to give a fair review. I wasn't going to skip ahead, either. That is cheating and it would ruin it! :)
I am reviewing At the Feet of Jesus by Joanna Weaver. I have never read any of her books, but this daily devotional seems to be a collection of snippets from her other books. The daily readings are one page or less, so it is a nice length. They are insightful and spiritually challenging (which is a good thing!) Instead of giving a Bible passage to look up in the beginning and then discussing it with a story or illustration like most devotionals I have used, one verse is quoted in the top margin and at the end the reader is referred to a short Bible passage. There is variety in this section in that sometimes a reflection question is given or a challenge of some sort, and the length of the passage may vary, also. Sometimes it is only one verse, which seems a bit short to me, but then again, if you really study, reflect, and meditate on a single verse it can be better than reading an entire chapter with little comprehension. Another positive aspect of this devotional is that it is tailored to a woman's heart, like having morning coffee with a best girlfriend (Well, except that I don't like coffee and now not even cappuccino but you know what I mean!) I like that the author is not sugar-coating the truth, either- she is not afraid to "tell it like it is" - even if that may step on some toes or be difficult to hear. Like I said, a best girlfriend would do this for you. Of course, it is only March, so I have a long way to go, but at this point I would recommend this devotional to any of my girlfriends, too.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. The opinions are my own, of course!