A daily devotional which focuses entirely on Old Testament passages is an unusual find indeed; but even more unusual is a daily devotional with a running premise so interesting that every day I find myself asking, “What is he going to say next!?” Such is the wonder of R.P. Nettelhorst’s A Year With God, the pleasantly unusual devotional which introduces the reader every day to a new Old Testament passage in which God speaks to humanity and, in doing so, reveals His awesome character. Nettelhorst has not categorized A Year With God by date, as many devotionals authors do; instead, he has numbered the days from 1 to 365, each day tackling a new quotation or snippet of conversation by the Almighty God of the universe as He has recorded in His Holy Word. Breaking the book down into ten clean sections of conflicting positions of life (i.e. “Love and Hate,” “Faith and Doubt,” “Forgiveness and Anger,” etc.), Nettelhorst first records biblical passages in which God speaks on one of these topics, then he develops the passage by both placing it into scriptural context and applying it to the reader’s life. His references to Jesus are minimal, but he has delivered a powerful book which reveals the powerful “God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore” (II Corinthians 11:31).
Nettelhorst, R. P. A Year With God. Thomas Nelson Inc, 2010.
[Note: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson and Booksneeze.com]
© 2010 E.T.