[Book Review: VOICES OF THE FAITHFUL by Beth Moore & IMB]
If you are looking for a Devotional book that will not make your head spin with all the theological terms yet will convey the message God wants you to hear, this is a book for you.
Since the New Year was in just a couple of weeks, I decided to wait and start reading this devotional book from the very beginning, i.e. January 1.
This Devotional is quite enjoyable because it reminds me of reading inspirational blogs. The reason? Every day’s devotional is a story from one of the international missionaries who serve God in remote locations, sometimes even endangering their own lives in order to proclaim His Word and share the Good News with those who still live in the dark.
Taking into account that I have friends all over the world (with exception of Australia, I guess) and many of my friends are missionaries (whether serving here in Ukraine or elsewhere), reading stories like that helps to achieve several goals:
- It shows that all the prayers for the missionaries are not in vain – God does work in the lives of people in mighty ways.
- The stories are encouraging because when you think of what people go through to share the Good News, you start to value the freedom and the simple joys of being able to go to Church on Sunday and not be afraid to be attacked or something.
- It shows that God is the same everywhere and He loves all people, not depending on race, skin color, language, or country of origin.
All in all, I love the simple style of it: a verse of the day, a personal story from one of the missionaries, and a short prayer in the end.
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