Thursday, July 9, 2015

"Savor" Devotional Book Review

by Shauna Niequist

Savor is a good word.  A very good word.  I want to savor this life God has given me… all the moments I get to breathe in & exhale – like now… - & now…  We’re not promised the next, so I want to savor the now.  Savor, a 365 day devotional, attracted me not only because of the title, but because it is authored by Shauna Niequist, whom I simply love!  Shauna also penned Cold Tangerines {read my raves for that book here} & others, so I was excited needless to say, cause Shauna is just one of those honest, shares the good & bad, shows her flaws & God’s redemptive-ness kinda writer-girl.

Plus, this devotional’s got recipes – 21 to be exact!  Shauna is a foodie, & to this would-be-foodie, it’s exciting to think of trying some of these out, especially the blueberry morning yogurt cake & the pumpkin banana anything muffins {don’t worry, there’s savory recipes included, too}.

The meat of each one page daily devotion is a short word from the author sandwiched between an accompanying Bible verse & a thinking point or question.   Shauna’s words are candid & often from little moment-stories from her life.  The only complaint I can muster is that some of the anecdotes were bits I recalled reading from Cold Tangerines, but they were good, nonetheless.
The devotional itself is a sturdy hardback with an attached ribbon bookmark, lovely striped linen-looking cover {resembling a tablecloth or fancy cloth napkin}, & dark navy edged pages.  This devotional would make a lovely gift for yourself or anyone you want to encourage to savor the moments God gives.  He is so good!

Bookish Love,

*I received this book as a complimentary copy from the publisher (through the BookLook Blogger program) in exchange for my honest review.

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