Tuesday, June 27, 2017
A Day at the Beach by Jedd Hafer and Todd Hafer - Book Review
From the publisher: Do you yearn for a day at the beach where your mind and soul can wander away from life’s troubles? Do you gaze up at the sun or the nighttime stars and wonder if God is really on your side? Do you long to hear his quiet voice in the roll of a gentle wave? In A Day at the Beach, brothers Todd and Jedd Hafer don’t have the answers to all of life’s troubles, but they’ll help you see that the God who built the universe also wants to help you build a great life. Let these encouraging words bring a ray of warm sunshine to your doorstep as Todd and Jedd offer their joy-filled perspectives on life and faith. So take a deep breath, unplug from life’s daily grind, and follow the call of your heart to Jesus, the ultimate source of life.
A Day at the Beach by Jedd and Todd Hafer is a nice little devotional book (it is gift book sized). Each daily devotional is between 2-4 pages and includes an anecdote (somewhat beach related), a tie-in to a Biblical prinicipal, and Scripture to tie it all together. Some of the topics/titles include Burning the Beach Burgers,A Shell of Yourself?, For the Love of a Penny, and Beach Butler Brigade.
The Hafer brothers have put together a fine book of devotions; there were probably about 60 or so. However, my one quibble with it is that the topics are only very loosely related to anything beachy. I chose to review this book hoping to both learn more about God and to be transported to the beach (much like another devotional called Life is Better at the Beach). The topics are nice and engaging but not what I expected.
Overall, I would recommend A Day at the Beach by Jedd and Todd Hafer to readers looking for a short, easy to read devotional book. Just beware that it isn't so much beach related as you may hope.
I received a preview copy of this book from Tyndale in exchange for an honest review.