Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"Good Morning, Lord" Devotional Review

I don’t know about you, but I’m not much of a morning person…let me rephrase that I’d be a morning person if I could wake up peacefully & well rested with a happy day staring me in the face – you know, the kind where I can do whatever I please (+ a stack of pancakes, maybe). Hmmm, what I usually have is an alarm clock, a breakfast that can be devoured by the time I pass a couple red lights, traffic, rush, & work. Not that I’m complaining about mornings – okay, so sorta – but they’re just not my cup of tea most days. When provided me with a free copy of Good Morning, Lord by Sheila Walsh (from the book's publishers) in exchange for my honest review, I knew it would be interesting. Can a devotional possibly change how I feel about mornings?

The book is designed to be read daily & is geared toward women. Each devotional begins with a header reading “Good Morning, Lord!” + a larger header that works as the lead-in to the devotional itself. Every devotional is about 2 paragraphs (very short, easy to read, & to the point), followed by a couple journaling questions with space for writing directly in the book, a short prayer, & a Bible verse (all of which go along with the main reading). The book also has a presentation page perfect for gift purposes, as well as a lovely embossed floral hardcover.

Okay, so has reading this devotional made me a morning person? No. But I have felt a closeness to God, a peace, & delight in knowing Him more while reading this devotional. Sheila Walsh’s words are easily relatable & full of Biblical truths that we need reminding of. These devotionals are very short & would likely take at the most 10 minutes (if you go in depth with the journaling questions). I have to admit, I most often read the devotionals at night. I know, I know, if I could wake up a little earlier in the mornings I could fit it into that dreaded time of the day, & who knows I just might become a morning person after all. Might. Either way, this devotional is a great place to spend some time with the Maker of dawn, dusk, & every nook & cranny in between.

Bookish Blessings,

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  1. I wonder if she's the same writer for a devotional I read a couple months ago called, "A Womans Walk With God." Your description of the book of quick devos. everyday match what read! I better finish my current booksneeze book. I've been on the look for [free] devotions like that one.
    The one I had was free!
    I'm not really an early riser either ;)

  2. Sounds like the devotional book I need! I tend to either forget or have too much going on in the mornings to spend time with the Lord first thing...but what a difference it makes when I make time for Him. Thanks so much for sharing this review!

    God bless.


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