Any Recommended Devotional Books?

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  1. CompassionateConservative

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    Do any of you have a favorite devotional book? What are some of the authors putting out devotional material that has a little more depth than average? Don't get me wrong. I find much of the mainstream devotional literature to be very edifying, but even in devotions, sometimes one could use some exegesis.
     
  2. Jim1999

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    I suggest having a look at Scripture Union Notes. There are several choices which include interpretational devotions.

    I have used Scripture Union Notes since the early fifties. I don't have the website at hand, but easy enough to find by searching for Scripture Union.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Thank you for the reply, Jim 1999. I will look into this.
     
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    My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers.
     
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    I would suggest at least two books by A.W.Pink . One is called " Profiting From The Word " . The ten chapters are " The Scriptures And ...
    Sin, God, Christ , Prayer , Good Works , Obedience , The World , The Promises , Joy , Love , .

    He was a true physician of the soul . He saturated himself in the Bible . Some compare hm with Matthew Henry because of his gift of explaining the Word so well .

    Another book by Pink is " Practical Christianity " . There are 13 chapters divided into three headings : The Christian's Beginning , Progress in the Christian Life , Authority in Christian Practice , and God's Best in the Christian's Life .

    I have so much underlined that I should not have started to highlight any of it -- it is all solid gold . He is very instructive and encouraging . Pink is simply powerful .

    Maurice Roberts was the editor of the Banner of Truth magazine in years past . A number of his editorials have been compiled . One of those compilations is called " The Thought Of God " . It is wonderful . But it is a memory , because it's one of my many books back in the States . I do have " Great God Of Wonders " though . Roberts is fantastic . He is an able man in spiritual matters . He covers the gamut . I have been so blessed in reading his articles . They are short , comforting , challenging and needed at this time . Do I have to say that he is very biblical in his treatment of themes ? The topic headings for his 30 chapters are Prayer , Living For God ,The Fellowship of the Church ,Delighting in the Character of God , Understanding God's Truth , and The Second Coming and Heaven .
     
  7. Jim1999

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    A book worth having is Spurgeon's Devotional Bible, Baker Book House. It has morning and evening devotionals strictly in the scriptures, with verse by verse comment by Spurgeon.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    We like the "31 Days of Prayer" books. [​IMG] They have a prayer request and scripture for each day of the month. Day 1 - you read Day 1. Day 2 - you briefly read Day 1 and then Day 2. And so on.
    Some have commented that they are great for scripture memorization because you keep rehearsing the same Bible verses while adding a new verse each day.

    www.navigationpublications.com [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Another book I highly recommend as must reading is: The Fight by Dr. John White, InterVarsity Press. It is paperback and about $8.00 US. It takes one through the fundamentals of Christianity.

    The late Dr. White was a Plymouth Brethren and a psychiatrist who also taught at a college in British Columbia. I used to give this book to every new convert under my ministry.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    I just discovered Scripture Union a few days ago at a Christian Retreat Center! They had the booklet "Encounter With God" for Jan-March in the room and it took only reading two days of that to convince me how good it is.

    I read more and asked if I could take the book. They said yes, so I have it and am planning to order it. It's $22 a year to get this wonderful devotional booklet. It's not superficial and, in fact, they say that it's for the Christian who has "Bible background."

    Their website is:
    http://scriptureunion.gospelcom.net/index.php

    They have several resources for adults and children. To get the daily devotion for "Encounter with God," click here:
    http://scriptureunion.gospelcom.net/devotional.php?devotional=encounter

    You can click on that page at the top to get it by email.

    Or, if you want the hard copy, go to this page to order:
    http://scriptureunion.gospelcom.net/catalog.php?product_id=1
     
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    Marcia, I'm glad you enjoyed Scripture Union literature. You can readily see why I have used it in personal devotions for so many years. One cannot read Scripture Union Notes and remain static in his/her Christian walk.

    Cheers, and thanks for the references,

    Jim
     
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    If you have a copy of e-Sword [www.e-Sword.net a free download] there are several Devotionals available for that Software Title...

    Utmost For His highest
    Day by Day by Grace - Bob Hoekstra
    Our daily Walk by F.B. Meyer
    Morning and Evening - C.H. Spurgeon
    Words of Christ - unknown

    Right now I am going through a Praise and Worship Devotional, "Open the Eyes of my heart", that I found at the Goodwill...

    In concert with the devotional I am also reading, "God at War - The Bible and Spiritual Conflict"

    Every devotional will have good points and bad points...

    You don't have to use a Devotional for your Devotional [​IMG]

    You may find that The Spirit leads you to read a particular book for your devotional to train in in a particular area...

    As always I do not recommend replacing regular Bible Study and Bible Reading with a devotional...

    But, each has their own convictions on that...

    Mike Sr.
     
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    Scripture Union is biblical in every way. I recommend a daily devotional be used because to establishes a quiet time which then lasts a lifetime.

    Reading devotional books is an extra.

    As a pastor, preparing sermons and Bible studies all the time, a devotional separates Bible study from the daily rigors of the "job".

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    I have e-Sword - it is a great software to use.
     
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    I like D.A. Carson's For the Love of God, which is more theologically oriented and less "feel-good" than most devotional books. It's designed to accompany a year-long read through the Bible.
     
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    I am currently going through "Communion With God" by John Owen. It's not strictly "devotional" but if you read about 2 - 3 pages a day it serves the purpose.
     
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    Streams in the Desert.

    Cant beat it.
     
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    Streams in the Desert
    I've got a first edition (1925)

    Nice old-time devotional... perhaps it's why they call it quiet time. :rolleyes:

    I picked up Josh McDowell's Family Devotions today. (CBD - $10.99)
    Looks do-able 2-4 days a week with the family.
    Pray for me :rolleyes: [​IMG]

    Rob
     
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    The Valley of Vision </font>[/QUOTE]Ditto,

    The Valley of Vision.
     
  20. Convicted by the Spirit

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    I am not much of devotional reader, but I am currently reading "Drawing Near" by John MacArthur. I probably read it four times a week.
     

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