Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway ~ At the Feet of Jesus by Joanna Weaver ~ A Devotional



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Title:  "At the Feet of Jesus"
Series:  N/A
Author:  Joanna Weaver
Publisher:  WaterBrook Press
Publication Date:  10/2/2012
Pages:  400
Buy From Amazon:  HERE

Book Description:


You were made for more than serving God; you were made to know Him.

Intimacy with God—to know Him and be known by Him. It is what our hearts desperately need, but somehow life conspires to keep us busy and distracted.

For anyone who struggles when it comes to daily devotions, At the Feet of Jesus extends an irresistible invitation to set aside your duties and find the amazing peace and incredible joy that come from time alone with Him. Drawn from Joanna Weaver’s beloved Bethany trilogy, each reading in this 365-day devotional includes a Bible reading passage and reflection question. All-new material and “Going Deeper” sidebars are also woven throughout.

Discover for yourself the riches that come from spending a portion of each day alone with God. At the feet of Jesus—where true life begins!

Includes a unique One-Year Bible Reading Guide.

My Overall Feeling of the Book:

This devotional encourages us to be more like Mary and take the time to quietly listen to what God is saying to us.

Each day's devotional is started with a Scripture Verse.  There is then an excerpt or outtake from one of Joanna's books:  "Having a Mary Spirit", "Having a Mary Heart" or "Lazarus Awakening".  There is also a Read and Reflect at the end of each day which includes a section of Scripture and a question to help you dig deeper into the day's study.

The pages are very pleasing to the eye.  Each day's study is contained on one page for easy reading and time management.

This is a wonderful devotional to nurture a Mary heart.

A Brief Excerpt:
I'm so glad we have a Savior who loves us just as we are, but loves us too much to leave us that way.  Jesus will do whatever it takes to return to us the glory of God that we were meant to reflect in the world.  So that, through our lives, people might see who God really is.
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The Cover:

I love this cover.  I can picture myself walking down the path to meet Jesus in a beautiful courtyard.  It is warm and inviting both very important characteristics of a book that you will be looking at for 365 days in a row.

Rating

4/5
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Now, for the giveaway!

To enter for a chance to win my review copy of this book:

*Mandatory-  Please leave a comment telling me what is something in your life that keeps you away from spending time daily with God or what appeals to you most about this devotional.
*Extra-  Follow my blog and leave a comment telling me you do :)

The giveaway will run until October 22, 2012 at 11:59pm.  The winner will be announced on October 23rd.

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On to the next book,

12 comments:

  1. This looks like a great book. I just get too busy with other "stuff" and I need to be reminded to take the time to be in the Word and pray daily.

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  2. I think that my busy schedule keeps me from a scheduled time with God. I tend to do a devotion in the evenings right before bed, but I wish I could be more disciplined to wake up early and do one in the morning. I would love to win this book. Thanks for doing a giveaway.

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  3. I like that there is a 'Read and Reflect at the end of each day which includes a section of Scripture and a question to help you dig deeper into the day's study.'

    Jes
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  4. Follow your blog via GFC.

    Jes
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  5. I like the 365 lessons, one for each day of the year. The Going Deeper aspect looks great so that we can learn and grow more. I find I have a Mary heart but there is too much stuff in my Martha world, so this book would really help.
    marypomom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  6. *sighs* Sleep or the internet are my huge distractions from spending time with God. I really need to change that and hope this will be a good place to start! :)

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  7. I love devotionals because they are quick to read and encourage me to go to my Bible.

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  8. I follow on GFC as Tia

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  9. Devotionals are a sweet addition to my quiet time, I love the inspiration and encouragement.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  10. I'm a follower via GF.
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