Monday, June 6, 2011

Trusting God for Everything by Jan Johnson

This book by Jan Johnson is just a small looking book, fewer than one hundred pages, but it is a valuable Bible study tool, a tool to help one draw near to God. It is written as a “personal retreat guide”, intended to be used in a time of concentrated time alone with the Lord. At first the idea of retreat threw me off, as I didn’t see how it would be feasible for me to have that much “alone” time, as the book is intended for. However, as I continued through the book, I realized that it was a lovely Bible study which I can use in my own devotional time with the Lord. Don’t let that retreat terminology stop you from using this book.

The seven chapters, or Meditations, take the reader through the 23rd Psalm, one which many of us are have know since childhood. The author uses several different methods to take us out of that mindset of “I’m so familiar with this, there can’t possibly be anything I can learn from it!” and into a spot where it can affect our lives. She uses different methods such as guided imagery, changing the phrase order, personalizing the verses, etc. to allow us to look at these passages in a different way, to allow God to speak to us through this chapter.

I would certainly recommend this book. It will give you a better understanding of God’s loving care for each of His children.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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