I was so excited to see that Sarah Young has written another year-long devotional. I plan to thoroughly absorb it throughout 2017. But I'm already enjoying it now.
The theme of this devotional is Embracing Joy in His Presence. As Sarah has suffered some pretty serious health problems in recent years and has embraced this joy throughout her experience, she's one who knows what she's writing about. Her writing will help readers embrace joy in God's Presence through any circumstance.
As in her other devotionals, Sarah shares what she has learned from studying and meditating on God's Word, the Bible, in the form of letters from Jesus to the reader. She makes no claim to be speaking for God. She is simply attempting to personalize Scripture, God's Word to us. In her own words, "Because I revere the Bible, I always endeavor to make my writing consistent with biblical truth. I include Scripture in the devotions (indicated with italics), and each entry is followed by three or four Bible references." She encourages her readers to look these up and read them for themselves.
I find Sarah's unique presentation uplifting, encouraging, thought-provoking, and true to God's Word. I recommend this newest devotional to you.
Thomas Nelson Publishers sent me a complimentary copy which I am happy to review.