Jesus Always by Sarah Young – Book Review

Jesus Always

Jesus Always: Embracing Joy In His Presence by Sarah Young – Book Review

Are you looking for a daily devotional that’s designed to increase your joy and strengthen your relationship with Jesus? Are you tired of squinting at tiny print and would enjoy a luxuriously designed devotional with print large enough that you can comfortably see?

I’m always on the look-out for both, so I cannot tell you how thrilled I was when the Deluxe, Large Print Edition of Jesus Always: Embracing Joy In His Presence by Sarah Young arrived in my mailbox!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Sarah Young’s previous books, you are in for a treat. Sarah is one of those gifted devotional writers who meditates on the words of God – lets them soak into her spirit – and then writes devotions in the form of Scriptural messages that come from God’s heart straight to you. No pithy sayings. No sentimental stories. No things to add to your to do list each day. Just a devotional that speaks God’s Word into your spirit – followed by Scriptures that illuminate the devotional message for the day.

Sarah Young Quote 1

If you have never experienced this form of devotional, think of it as receiving a personal message from God each day. These devotions speak life into your spirit. They uplift you. They meet you where you are. They truly bring you into the presence of God and help you to connect with Jesus and experience His joy.

Here’s the opening of yesterday’s devotion, which was just what I needed to hear:

COME TO ME, and rest in My Presence. I am constantly thinking about you, and I want you to become increasingly mindful of Me. Awareness of My Presence can give you rest even when you are quite busy. An inner peacefulness flows out of knowing I am with you always. This knowledge of Me permeates your heart, mind, and spirit – and it can fill you with deep Joy.

Sarah Young Quote 2

The Deluxe, Large Print Edition of Jesus Always comes in a beautifully embossed, imitation leather that is a joy to touch and hold. The book opens comfortably to 365 dated (“January 1”) devotions and a ribbon marker to help you keep your place. I’m not sure what the exact font size is for the text, but the print is large enough that I did not need to use my reading glasses to read this book!

Jesus Always is the perfect devotional to start and end your day with and the perfect book to give to someone you care about.

I highly recommend this wonderful inspirational devotional to you!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Jesus Always – You Are My Joy Video Devotional

About Sara Young

Sarah Young

Sarah Young’s devotional writings are personal reflections from her daily quiet time of Bible reading, praying, and writing in prayer journals. With sales of more than 17 million books worldwide, Jesus Calling® has appeared on all major bestseller lists. Sarah’s writings include Jesus Calling®, Jesus Today™, Jesus Lives™, Dear Jesus, Jesus Calling® for Little Ones, Jesus Calling® Bible Storybook, Jesus Calling®: 365 Devotions for Kids, and Peace in His Presence—each encouraging readers in their journey toward intimacy with Christ. Jesus Always™, her first 365-day devotional since Jesus Calling, released in October 2016. Sarah and her husband were missionaries in Japan and Australia for many years. They currently live in the United States.


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  1. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Great review my friend & love the video too! I also agree & love the way you put it about Jesus Always is the perfect devotional to start and end your day with and the perfect book to give to someone you care about, and I think it would make a perfect Christmas gift too!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks so much Marie – I was introduced to Sarah Young by the table leader of my Discipleship group at church – he began sending us her daily devotionals and I just fell in love with them – so I was so excited when I had the opportunity to review this book!

      I think you would really love Sarah’s book – she has a way of speaking life into your spirit as she writes! 🙂

  2. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    I’ve actually never read anything by Sarah Young. Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on!

  3. Tami says:

    I’m looking forward to getting my own copy of this book. Thanks for sharing at Literacy Musing Mondays.

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