The One Year Devotions For Women – Book Review
One of the most challenging promises in the Bible for me to take hold of is found in John 14:27 – the verse where Jesus says:
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
As I look around this crazy, fast-paced world of ours, I suspect I’m not alone. What, exactly, did Jesus mean in this verse – and is it possible to find peace in our daily lives?
Ann Spangler has written a fabulous book – The One Year Devotions for Women – which is designed to help us explore this concept and to experience the peace that Jesus promised us in that verse!
When the Bible speaks of peace, Ann explains, the Bible often uses the Hebrew word Shalom to convey a concept that is much richer than the English language embraces. Ann writes:
In addition to the idea of serenity, tranquility, and the absence of conflict, shalom also means wholesomeness, healing, success, completeness, soundness, perfection, and good relationships. Shalom sums up all of the blessings God can give to those he loves.
We do not arrive at the blessings of Shalom – peace – overnight. That’s why taking the time to reflect on them over the course of an entire year is such a wonderful thing.
In The One Year Devotions For Women – Becoming A Women Of Peace, Ann has written an extremely readable and relevant devotional that speaks directly to the needs of women from all walks of life, providing them with a daily Scripture to meditate on – an interesting devotion filled with personal anecdotes, stories or quotes to mull over – and a short but meaningful closing prayer.
There are a number of things that I like about this devotional, including the fact that Ann draws upon a number of resources (documented in the Notes in the back of the book) to enrich the daily readings as well as a number of Bible translations to precisely convey the idea she is trying to get across.
Ann has written a number of books. The One Year Devotions For Women left me wanting to read more of her work.
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Video – Ann Spangler Discusses The One Year Devotions For Women
To learn more about The One Year Devotions For Women, please watch this short video with Ann Spangler!
About Ann Spangler
Ann Spangler is an award-winning author who published her first book and bestseller in 1994. She has continued to author several bestselling books, including Women of the Bible (co-authored with Jean Syswerda), Praying the Names of God, and Praying the Names of Jesus.
Ann’s sensitivity to the ever-changing spiritual and cultural climate in which we live has enabled her to address themes of profound interest to many readers. Together her books have sold millions of copies.
Ann and her two daughters live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
For More Information:
- Visit Ann’s Website.
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- The One Year Devotions For Women is available on Amazon.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the Tyndale Blog Network for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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