It's no surprise to you that we live in a rather dark world. News events and other happenings are hard, violent, stressful, scary. It is easy to forget that we have a Savior who is in charge of our lives and our destiny. Many times in the Bible we are reminded to trust God, cast our cares on Him, and etc. yet how many of us find ourselves worrying, pessimistic, and just plain stressed?
Reading the Bible daily is a discipline that feeds your soul, and this book would make a great addition to your daily time with God. 365 Devotions for Living Joyfully is a book by Victoria York which gives daily meditations based on Scripture aimed at reminding us of the hope and joy that we can experience through Christ and His work in our daily lives.
The book is organized with one page of reading per day, and it's dated, so you can read the reading for the "correct" day :) Each day begins with a Bible verse, followed by a thoughtful narrative which will return your thoughts to the hope and joy that you have within reach. The last sentence is a suggest response or prayer to God following the reading. I won't suggest that this book would take the place of regular time spent reading the Bible, but it is a very easy-to-read little book that will remind you to find the joy that you can have to enhance your life.
The book is a cute little book, bright yellow with a bicycle on the front (and inner covers). There is a little ribbon bookmark to save your place, and the end of the book features a Scripture index which will allow you to see where specific Bible verses are referenced.
I think this is a valuable book for you, and would also make a great little gift to give! It's pretty and bright, and it IS an important topic, especially in this day and age, when we could easily sink into thoughts of despair. Buy a few, keep one for yourself, and give some as gifts!
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