One of the world’s most respected and loved pastors, Billy Graham, has written many books for Christians to be supported in their faith and encouraged by the hope God gives us. One of those books is a daily devotional written for adults, called Hope for Each Day Morning and Evening Devotions. Recently, this has been adapted by Diane Stortz to be appropriate for a younger age.
Each day has a short thought from Billy Graham tied to a Bible verse. It gives a visual — a real example — of living out that verse and ties it into the lesson of that particular passage. They’re short and sweet but effectively written to leave a lasting impression.
When I think about God’s love, I tend to dwell upon all the good things He has done for me. But then I must stop and realize that even when circumstances have been hard or the way unclear, God has still surrounded me with His love. God’s love is just as real and just as powerful in the darkness as it is in the light. And that is why we can have hope! — Billy Graham, preface
I appreciate how many versions of Bible translations are used and just how, in general, the book is designed. There is a ribbon bookmark and two different reading plans in the back of the book. One is “30 Days with Jesus,” which walks the reader through Jesus’ life, looking at things He did and taught here on earth. The second is “90 Days Through the Bible,” journeys through major moments of both the Old and New Testaments, from creation to Revelation.
My two children happen to be too young for this book just yet, but it’s most definitely in the future for our daily family Bible times. I’m looking forward to being able to use it for our family.
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