Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Encouragement for Today
100 days of encouragement...from one woman to another. This book is a collection of devotions written by various women. Each devotion is two pages long and includes a point to remember, a question to reflect on, a suggested way to respond, and related Scriptures to look up. If you have just 5 minutes, you have time to receive a small dose of encouragement from one of the readings.
I personally like having the variety of different authors. If you can't relate to one woman and what she has experienced, just turn the page and maybe the next one will speak into your situation. What I've found is that these devotions touch on topics all women face: maintaining a thankful attitude, being content, not over-committing, navigating friendships, overcoming insecurity, etc... Starting off your day with one of these readings can give you a thought and a Scripture to set your mind on during the day ahead.
There is a Table of Contents listing each devotional title, but no topical index (which I think would have been a nice addition).
While this book would be great to give as a gift or read anywhere, there is also a way to get daily devotions from this same team of women electronically! Simply go to the Proverbs 31 Ministries website (click HERE) and read or sign up to have the devotions sent to you each day. Either way, you will be blessed by the words of wisdom and encouragement.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review.