“This 365-day devotional will help you release your worries to God and discover the peace that only He can give,” the back jacket states in Cheri Cowell’s book, 365 Devotions for Peace.
~ What ~
At four hundred pages, this hardbound for women that is meant to be read daily throughout a year blends present day with references to God in regard to having peace. Using mainly the New International Version of the Holy Bible, also referenced are the NCV, NASB, NKJV, MSG, and Voice.
The book is separated into fifteen sections that range from fourteen to almost fifty pages each, all focusing on peace. Themes include the New Year, love, justice, God, workplace, home, within, heart, times of trouble, calm the storm, others, thanksgiving, peacemakers, the future, and the world.
Each date per page starts with a title and written-out Bible verse, followed by several paragraphs that usually begin with an everyday topic or idea, later linking it to the Biblical topic. The page ends with a short one or two sentence prayer.
Without writing much about her personal experiences, the author notes topics from television commercials, corporations, hope chests to a clean home, wealth, the brain, and our sinful nature to name a few. I like that I could relate to the majority of the topics and how they correlated with Christ.
~ Why Not ~
Some women may not like themed devotions so would pass on this book. Others may prefer only reading the Scriptures as their daily reading.
~ Who ~
Speaker and graduate of Ashbury Theological Seminary, Cowell is an author of several books. She has established a non-profit charity organization to help communities.
~ Wish ~
I wish the book had more about God and less about the world, but that is my preference in my daily devotions.
~ Want ~
If you like devotionals that you can relate to as you go through your busy days throughout the year, this is a peaceful reminder of God always being there for us that should be read along with the Bible.
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