So my latest book to review is Live Loved, Experiencing God’s Presence in Everyday Life. It is a devotional by Max Lucado that I requested from BookSneeze and I have to say I love it. I love devotionals, they help me start my day off in the Lord’s presence, and that is always a good thing. This one is a great tool for doing that.
This particular devotional is broken up into sections based on how God loves us: With a Steadfast Love, With a Perfect Love, With a Wise Love, With a Merciful Love, and Loved to Love Others. There is also a place in the back where the reader can make their own personal notes if they wish. Myself, I use my devotionals each morning as a starting place for my journaling, but I digress.
Each devotional is on two pages. It starts with a Scripture at the top of the first page, includes a snippet of one of Lucado’s books, then finishes up with a few more Scriptures to ponder and read. I enjoy this format personally because I can read his words, then refer back to God’s Word and get a deeper meaning for my day. This is not a journal that is formatted day by day, but you can read it in any order you want, skipping pages or sections, thumbing through it, or seeking a section that seems to hit where your heart is that particular day.
I really enjoyed this devotional myself, and also think it would make a wonderful gift for someone. It is helpful to keep you daily in the word, or to get you back into being in the word daily. I would highly recommend this to anyone who seeks to spend more time with the Lord daily.
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