I received this book to review from BookSneeze.com (Have I mentioned yet how I love their program?!) I was looking forward to reading/using this book since I've been trying to do a study on God's Promises.
The nice thing about the book, is it goes by day-of-the-month but no year, so you could use this at any year (doesn't get outdated). It's divided up into monthly journal sections, with one verse at the top, a short essay by different Christian authors, a question or two to get you thinking, and then 10-20 blank lines to record your own thoughts.
If you're looking for something short and sweet, pretty easy to keep up with on a daily basis, this book is for you. It doesn't contain enough lines for writing for the likes of me....but that's because I write big and write alot. There is just one page per day, and only one third of that page is for writing.
The essays by the different authors read much like a Max Lucado book (considering he is one of the authors, that makes sense). They are simple and quick to read. I think the essays were collected, and then a verse found to go along with the essay to print at top. Personally, I wish it was the other way around, since it would feel a little more like a Bible study then, rather than just Christian thought/opinion.
I believe it's a nice gift book, and really good for beginning Christians or Christians who are looking for a quiet-time help in a simple way.
It's not terribly over-bearing, and is about 400 pages thick (1 inch). The binding seems to be sturdy, and doesn't look like it will fall apart with use.
If you'd like a copy, you can find it on Amazon.com
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