Tuesday, July 3, 2018

10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs - Book Review

From the publisher: Embrace your time with the Lord, no matter how busy you are! 10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs offers tangible reminders of God’s wisdom and meaningful reflections in just 10 minutes. For the days when you need help discerning direction, 10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs is the perfect way to engage with God.

This devotional invites you into Proverbs, the book of wisdom. Realign your heart with God’s as you read through the Scripture and spend just a few minutes with Him. Whether you’re on a quick lunch break, between classes, or relishing some peace and quiet during nap time, 10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs gives you what you need to keep going. Just 10 minutes a day will bring you closer to God and learning His Word.

10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs is a nice combination of gift book and devotional. It is written to be easily digested in a short amount of time, but with enough thought behind each entry to provide depth for the reader. With all the God-inspired wisdom in it, Proverbs is a perfect book for a devotional focus.

There are 46 separate devotions in this book, and they work there way through the book of Proverbs. Each entry follows the same basic format: there is a key Bible Verse (or two or three) from the larger passage that the entry is based upon. Next is a 1-2 page devotional presentation, relating the passage to today. This is followed by a short prayer based on the key points of the passage. Finally, there are questions for reflection, centered around the message and passage. Some examples of devotional topics include: Don't Follow Your Heart; A Path That Leads To Destruction; Don't Waste Your Breath; Wisdom With Money and Work; and Speak Words That Heal.

As a devotional reader, I appreciate these shorter 5-10 minute devotions, as they are perfect for reading in the morning when getting ready for work. They provide insight into the wisdom of the book of Proverbs, and the questions are a jump start for thinking about how I can apply the ideas to my life.

I would recommend 10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs to anyone looking for a devotional with short but deep devotions to help grow your relationship with Jesus Christ.

I received a review copy of this book from the BookLook Bloggers program in exchange for an honest review.

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