Monday, January 11, 2016
Abundant Life in Jesus by Nancy Guthrie
This book begins with a short introduction on why we say "God Bless You" today. There was a time when sneezing was a symptom of the deathly plague. Getting the plague was considered a sign of God's displeasure, so when people said "God Bless You", it was offering a prayer that the person would receive the blessing of God rather than dying from the plague. This is the best known blessing from the Bible. The Lord instructed Moses to tell Aaron and his sons to bless the people of Israel with a special blessing.
Nancy Guthrie has taken blessings from Bible verses to share with readers. Each devotional is somewhat short, at one page long each. The days are in order beginning at January 1st. There is a handy little ribbon bookmark to keep track of your progress. I love the size of the book as well. It's the perfect size to fit in my purse, to read while I'm waiting for an appointment or to keep on my nightstand to read before bed. There are so many reasons I love this book...these are just a few of my favorite reasons. I would definitely recommend it. I rate this book as 5 stars.
I received this book for free from Tyndale in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.