(Book review) Daily Promises from God: 365 Days of Encouragement and Strength


Reviewed byReviewed by Megan Alms, a Professional Writing Major at Taylor University.

 


Introduction

Title: Daily Promises from God: 365 Days of Encouragement and Strength

Author: Susan Jones

Publisher: Hollan Publishing

Publication Date: 2017

Format: Print book

Length: 365 pages

OVERVIEW

This book is a collection of verses and art for daily meditation. On each of the 365 pages there is a verse that offers inspiration, hope, reassurance, security, blessing, or worship, and each verse overlays a colorful photograph or pattern. Promises include: “And those who know Your name put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You,” (Psalm 9:10), “He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake,” (Psalm 23:3), and “The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life,” (Job 33:4). With visual and spiritual draw, Daily Promises from God is a petite book that is fitting as a gift for a friend in need of a spiritual boost or as a personal daily devotional text that encourages prayers of gratitude, respect, and obedience to the Lord.

    Although this book achieves its purpose in aesthetic appeal, it does leave a bit to be desired in content. There is some repetition in verses, changed only by the font and the photograph in the background. Most of the selections are from the King James Bible, so the words’ artistry is favored over ease of understanding. The book also could have benefited from reflections upon the verses to provide a new perspective on their promises. However, the goal of this book is not to be a text for biblical analysis, merely for eye appeal and emotional support, and to that end it serves its purpose.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5)

4

Suggested Audience

Christians with an artistic eye who are searching for daily biblical stimulation for praise and meditation.

Christian Impact

Daily Promises from God offers peace by reminding the reader of God’s promises in a compelling, eye-catching way.



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