Sunday, January 9, 2011

Voices of the Faithful -Book 2 -Book Review

Voices of the Faithful - Book 2: Inspiring Stories of Courage from Christians Serving Around the World is compiled by Kim P. Davis. This year long devotional includes a scripture, story, and prayer for each day. Kim Davis writes monthly introductions, such as prayer, divine appointments, the power of the story, and lessons from the young, setting up the topic covered by each entry for that month. These introductions provide a nice segue from month to month helping refocus on the readings. I like that it has indexes with both devotion titles by month and scriptural references. It also contains a great section about how to pray for international missionaries and groups. The book itself is very pretty and well laid out.

Although I liked reading the inspiring stories of the missionaries, it would have been nice to hear about each missionary and their specific call (maybe several devotions from the same person?). The stories left me wanting more information so I could better understand where the story was coming from and what specifically I could pray for in regard to that mission. I also prefer a devotional message that picks apart the verse it is highlighting and makes me think about it in depth.

I would recommend the book to someone looking for a very light devotional. I do think it would be a nice gift for someone thinking about going into the mission field. If you are looking for a devotional focused on challenging you to think about scripture, this is not the one.
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