Tuesday, March 15, 2011

31 Days of Drawing Near to God

Book Review
“Do you enjoy the soul-satisfying intimacy with God you were created for? In this heartfelt devotional, beloved author Ruth Myers invites you to a personal, daily encounter with your first, last, and best love.
Each brief but deeply satisfying reading explores the riches of God’s passion for you and your true identity as one whom He delights. As you engage your heart with His, you’ll discover anew the joy of hearing Him speak to you individually, tenderly, in life-changing ways that will root you firmly in relationship with Him.
Experience lavish love, astounding mercy-and an intimacy more satisfying than you’d ever imagined possible. Draw near to God, and He’ll draw near to you. “–Quote from the back of the book
I chose to review 31 Days of Drawing Near to God by Ruth Myers because I wanted to read something that would satisfy my soul. This book far exceeded my expectations. Ruth Myers was a missionary in China years ago (she eventually returned). The very beginning of the book tells her story. She also tells of her college years and how she met her first husband and eventually her second husband.
Her story is so incredible. Ruth’s testimony is so amazing because of the trials she has been through. I do not want to give away her story, but I will say that many emotions took place in my heart while reading this book.
God brought her through so much to show her how much He loved her. “The Lord can meet our every need because He is a God of perfect, overflowing love that has no limits.” (Quote from page 39). Then, there are the daily devotions. She tells a story or lesson she has learned and quotes the bible and many bible scholars each day. She challenges you to put God first in your life. He wants to be your First Love. Ruth Myers has been through a lot in her life and she shares her experiences and what God taught her in each of them.
At the end of each day there is a powerful prayer and bible verses to look up that go with each day’s devotion. I am changed spiritually because of this book. If you are looking for a daily devotional book that will inspire you and help you become closer in your walk with God, then this is your book. This is one book that I will treasure and come back to time and time again.

God Bless,


"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review"

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