I went to a private Christian college where the Bible quickly became a textbook for me. This was not something I wanted for my life or my walk with Jesus. It was important for me to find new ways to connect with the Word that would keep it from being so mundane. Back then, I spent way too much money on several books to try and separate my textbook learning from my devotional time. The problem was that I struck out every time I tried a new book. I just couldn’t find my groove.
Now I am a mother. And maybe I’m the only one (although, I suspect I’m not), but I got into a rut again. I found it hard – between the diapers, bottles, discipline, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and not ever being sure when I last took a shower – to really find something that I connected with and that I had time for.
Luckily, you don’t have to go through that whole process! I’ve found a new options that I really love and I want to share those with you today 🙂
1. Morning & Evening by Charles Spurgeon
Okay, so it may sound silly, but what first drew me to this book is my love and draw to period pieces. I love old books and movies about old times…so when I began to read this daily, I found drawn to the beauty that Charles Spurgeon was alive and ministering in the 1800s and yet his words speak deeply to me today. I often share snippets of these readings on Instagram because they are just so good. This book has a morning reading and an evening reading (surprise surprise lol) that are each only a page long but are packed with an encouraging, convicting, and just amazing word. [purchase here]
2. New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp
I discovered this book one day when a friend of mine posted a snippet that had moved her personally. I wanted to try it out, so since I am a book addict, I just ordered it without requesting a sample (I impulse buy books like candy :P). You guys, this book is great. It has a wonderful balance of encouragement and challenge; it always leaves me uplifted while also pushing me forward in growth. [purchase here]
3. Savor by Shauna Niequist
What can I say, I think Shauna is just a doll. I love her writing, her wisdom, and I had the chance to hear her speak a couple years ago. She is just an inspiration. What you’ll find in this book is a daily reading and an occasional recipe. Shauna firmly believes that magic and connection happens around the table, and I agree. Love reading what Shauna has to say and relate to us. [purchase here]
That’s it! I rotate reading through those three; what about you?
What are your favorite daily devotionals?
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