Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Review: 365 Devotions for Finding Rest by Christina Vinson

Review: 365 Devotions for Finding Rest by Christina Vinson

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (November 8, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310083532
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310083535
I'm seriously amazed. I like this book. I generally avoid Christian non-fiction/self-help/spiritual books because hey, if you've been around for as long as I have...well, you already know a lot of this stuff and you're pretty impatient with newbie Christians straining themselves to tell you some new spin on Christian discipline, teaching, fellowship, living or whatever.

But honestly, this is a good book! I was trying to learn how to rest -- something we Christian women re very bad at because we re brainwashed into being active no matter what. (Although we are supposed to enter into Christ's rest.)

Anyway, I generally find Christian devotionals to be a bit shallow but this time I was pleasantly surprised. The writer assumes her reader is equal to her. She's not teaching down to you or being patronizing or uber-spiritual. And while the devotionals have insight and depth, they are neither pretentiously pseudo-deep nor watered down. The vocabulary is accessible.  The themes that are tackled re surprising. Whoever thought of having a rest from procrastination? I highly recommend this book for anyone --male or female-- who needs to understand the importance of resting.

I received this book free of charge in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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