Category Devotionals

The Duck Commander Devotional For Couples By: Al and Lisa Roberston

Product DetailsThe Duck Commander Devotional For Couples
By: Al and Lisa Roberston
Howard Books
Retail Price:  $15.99
Amazon Price: $11.63

Book Description:  With the ongoing popularity of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, the much-loved Robertson family has more to share about family, faith, and love than ever before. Alan (the beardless brother) and his wife Lisa have created a devotional combining their hard-won wisdom about love and marriage to help bring couples closer together and closer to God.

Alan and Lisa Robertson had a failing marriage. But with unwavering faith and the unconditional love of their ever-present family, they got through the tough times and rekindled their love. Now the Robertsons want to share what they’ve learned. Combining the spiritual with the practical, The Duck Commander Devotional for Couples has a simple purpose: to bring couples closer to God and to each other. Designed with busy couples in mind, this devotional encourages husbands and wives to set aside time weekly to enhance their relationship. Spending spiritually meaningful time together every day is often impossible, but Al and Lisa arranged this devotional with realistic goals, allowing you to experience success and the desire to meet together regularly.

Each devotional includes inspirational messages, relevant scriptures, thoughtful questions, and prayer suggestions. Whether you are happy in your marriage or struggling to hold it together, setting aside time to focus on each other and deepen your connections will improve your relationship and bring you closer to God.

Review

My husband & I love this book! It encourages & challenges you at the same time. Each devotional is inspiring and helpful.  It’s like each one is made specifically for what a person may be going through each and every day.  The book has helped our relationship to bloom into a much richer relationship.  I would recommend this book to all couples wanting to start a devotional together.

~Reviewed by Sharon S.
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    Messages from the Throne of Grace

    Messages from the Throne of Grace
    By Olubukola Akinwunmi
    Creation House
    Retail Price $9.99
    Amazon Price: $7.99

    Book Description: 

    Readers will discover the keys to applying the power of God’s love through 52 brief messages featuring practical concepts for living a life based on the deeper truths of the Bible. These messages bring hidden Christian principles to life with practical aspects of Christian living on issues such as love, planning, success, debts, giving, faith, grace, worship, and righteousness. Messages from the Throne of Grace can be a highly effective tool for advancing the reader’s growth in Christ’s love and the Father’s will for their life.

    Review

    This devotional is great as it is down-to-earth, uplifting and inspiring words for those who want to learn about the deeper truths of the Bible.   It meets absolutely every need and desire for a devotional, a great Biblical reference and things to seriously contemplate and take into your mind, heart, and soul.   There is a devotion for each week, not each day, so you can spend time absorbing all the information and applying to your life before moving on to the next.  I highly recommend it.

    ~Reviewed by David H.

     

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      Faith in the Fairway

      Faith in the Fairway
      By Ben Crane
      Harvest House Publishing
      Retail Price $12.99
      Amazon Price: $9.61

      Book Description: 

      Some of the finest players of the PGA share a year’s worth of brief and personal daily reflections on keeping the faith–both in the high-stakes world of professional sports and in life beyond the greens. Find out how Ben Crane, Lee Janzen, Davis Love III, Stewart Cink, Zach Johnson, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, and many more remain spiritually grounded as they prepare for PGA events. Their penetrating insights and practical examples will encourage and inspire you to apply God’s Word to your own life on and off the course. You’ll also hear from some PGA wives as they endeavor to maintain peace and contentment at home while navigating the ups and downs of family life with a top-level competitor.You’ll discover how you too can bring your “A game” to your home, work, and leisure activities–by wrapping them all in your relationship with God.

      Review

      Athletes have a passion for sports that makes them unique, viewing life through a competitive lens. The desire to compete and their drive for success can mean seeing friends, family, church, and school as distractions. Usually the first to be sacrificed is their spiritual life. This book will help you to stay on track and put God in his rightful place in your life by sharing devotional insights by Christian players on the PGA tour.  There is a devotion for every day of the year that include a Scripture verse, short commentary, and applications on how to draw you into a closer relationship with God.   Makes a great book for golf enthusiasts or other athletes.

      ~Reviewed by Dave H.

       

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        Love Gently Falling

        Love Gently Falling

        Love Gently Falling
        By Melody Carlson
        Center Street
        Retail Price $12.00
        Amazon Price: $10.45

        Book Description: Rita Jansen is living her dream as a hairstylist in Hollywood when her father calls with news that her mother has suffered a stroke. When she gets home to Chicago, Rita finds her mother is healing but facing a long recovery. Worse, without being able to run their family-owned salon, her mother could lose the business. Rita decides to help, but she only has until Valentine’s Day to come up with a plan.
        As Rita takes her mother’s place at work, the nearby skating rink she loved as a child brings back fond memories. Rita also finds herself renewing friendships with her childhood best friend, Marley, as well as her classmate Johnny. Although they now lead such seemingly different lives, Rita is surprised by how well she and Johnny connect and how far he will go to help her. Though Rita believes Johnny is only being kind, with romance kindling in the air and on the ice, their friendship may just fall into something more. 

        Review

        I thoroughly enjoyed this latest book by author Melody Carlson.  While I am a big fan, I do have to say that while I don’t think that any of her books are “zeroes”, I don’t think all her books are “heroes” either.  With that said,  Love Gently Falling is definitely a hero.  This is fiction based on real life, showing us an honorable way to handle personal tragedy in our lives.  She makes you want to aspire to live your life well.  Though the main character is in her late twenties and I am 52, I could still relate to her and the choices she had t to make.  I think she is a great role model for the twenty-somethings out there.  The book was well-written, the storyline believable, Carlson drew you into the story from the very beginning.  I give it 5 stars for sure!

        ~Reviewed by Allie B.

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          A Journey to the Heart of Jesus

          A Journey to the Heart of Jesus
          By Peter J, Sartain
          Our Sunday Visitor
          Retail Price $16.95
          Amazon Price: $14.53

          Book Description: 

          “Every day, every trip, and every task can become a pilgrimage if we decide to live that way.” – Archbishop SartainArchbishop J. Peter Sartain shares reflections on the pilgrimage of Christian discipleship.

          Through these often humorous, but always deeply personal, pieces you will discover:

          • How to keep your perspective along the road to discipleship
          • How to remove the stumbling blocks to spiritual maturity
          • How to encounter God in prayer
          • How to share the fruit of the cross
          • How to experience happiness through works of mercy

           

          A Journey to the Heart of Jesus is an insightful collection of meditations that offer timely counsel to any Christian disciple making the journey to the heart of Jesus.

          Review

          I have enjoyed reading this book. It gives me a nice pick me up when I need it. It also helps keeps me focused and positive when I don’t necessarily feel that way. As a devotional book, it definitely inspire you in your life’s journey as you pursue a closer walk with Christ.  This is definitely a book to keep in your library because you will want to reread parts over and over!

          ~Reviewed by Max M.

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            Whispers of Hope

             

            Whispers of Hope
            By Beth Moore

            B&H Publishing
            Retail Price $14.99
            Amazon Price: $13.32

            Book Description

            Scripture tells us to pray without ceasing, but how in the world do we do that? In fact, how should we effectively pray to begin with?

            Best-selling author Beth Moore addresses these practical and pervasive matters in Whispers of Hope by walking readers through an easy to remember and apply method of prayer, coupled with seventy daily devotionals and followed by prompts to put this prayer method into practice.

            Indeed, Whispers of Hope teaches the manifestation process of powerful Word-saturated prayer in response to a daily Bible reading. In turn, you will better understand how devotional reading and prayer are central to a stronger relationship with God.

            Review

            Every page of this book does justice to the title; prayer whispers hope into our hearts. I find this book very simple, yet profound.  Our deepest longing is that place of peace, where we find meaning in a chaotic and distracting world. This book discusses methods of prayer,  and interesting devotionals on a variety of topics, including the power of prayer and the peace it brings.  If you are serious about prayer, this book is for you.  If you are simply curious about how to get started praying from the heart, this book is also for you. Moore presents a depth of wisdom that leads any reader to a better understanding of how they might mature in their life of prayer. I  highly recommend this book.

            ~Reviewed by Debbie M.

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