Sunday, May 19, 2019

Devotions from the Beach - Book Review

From the publisher: Life is better at the beach—but you already knew that. Dig your feet in the sand, and let the water cool your toes as you escape in the beauty of God's seaside wonders. The gorgeous photography and 100 devotions in Devotions from the Beach will take you right to the water's edge, where God's voice is often clearer than ever.

Sand on warm skin, salty breeze in your hair, the crashing of waves in the distance, saltwater taffy, and a pace that takes its time . . . There's nothing quite like the warmth and relaxation of the beach, away from the stresses of everyday life. Devotions from the Beach is the winding road that takes you to a front-row seat to God's majestic creation. Breathe deeply and open your heart and soul to the One who shaped it all.

Devotions from the Beach includes beautiful four-color photography on every spread and 100 devotions that explore life's parallels with the elements of the shore—to help you see God, find hope, draw strength, and rest in the comfort of His arms throughout your day.

Bring the best parts of beach life to each day with Devotions from the Beach. It's the perfect gift for every beach lover or a lovely way to keep a little sand between your toes every day of the year.

Every woman will want a copy of this book as a gentle reminder of days at the beach and the call of God's love.

Devotions from the Beach is a nice devotional book. There isn't a lot I can add that the publisher's description doesn't cover, but I'll try.

This book is roughly the size of a gift book (maybe a little bigger). It has 100 devotions in it. Each devotion is beach/ocean themed and starts with a Bible verse to focus on. The verse is followed by a not-quite one page devotion (for lack of a better word) that uses a theme from beach life to then connect to the verse and God's message for us. This devotion is wrapped up with a short prayer or thought to help the reader in focusing on the lesson contained in the devotion. Each devotion is accompanied by a beautiful picture on the facing page that corresponds to the theme of the lesson. Topics include Buoyed by Grace, Shoreline Surprises, Ties That Bind, Sea Oats, The Path Less Taken, and others of that nature.

As a beach lover and a Christian, I really like this book. I appreciate the length of the devotions, which makes them easy to read, digest, and apply to my life. I enjoyed the connection to the beach, which is one of my favorite places to be. I also thought the pictures were amazing! The photography by itself would make this a terrific book. I will say that the publisher's description mentions that "every woman will want a copy of this book". In the devotions that I read, I didn't see anything that made this a gender specific book or that touched on women's issues as opposed to men's issues. I think it would be great for any Christian who loves the beach.

I would highly recommend Devotions from the Beach for anyone looking for a beach themed devotional book. It's an easy way to combine two great loves: God and the beach.

I received a review copy of this book from Thomas Nelson's BookLook Blogger program in exchange for an honest review.

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