Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Voices of the Faithful by Beth Moore- Honest and Unbiased

Summary: 'Voices of the Faithful' by Beth Moore is a collection of inspirational stories of missionaries, by missionaries, from around the world, put together for a year of devotional reading. Included is a verse and a prayer in each devotion.

Writing Style and Product: First off, the book itself is beautiful and well made. The writing style varies as the authors do, but the guideline is a story or experience told by a missionary, and how they saw a lesson or work of God in that experience.

Thoughts and Reading Experience: This book is definitely inspiring. It is such an encouragement to read the stories of missionaries from around the world and how God is working in their lives. The prayers written at the bottom of each page are a special touch, and a convicting reminder.

However, though I enjoyed this book, I would not recommend it as a daily devotional, because in my opinion, it lacked substance, and other great devotionals such as My Utmost for His Highest and Morning and Evening surpass it by far.
It is great for general reading, but not in my quiet time with God. I need something where I learn about God thoroughly, not just stories and experiences. Still, it is encouraging and lifts your spirit, as well as keeping you to base with missionaries. Too often we forget them, and this book is a great reminder for that.

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