Nov 10, 2014

Breaking Free: Day by Day, Devotional by Beth Moore :: Review


This little gem I received from B&H Publishing, in exchange for my unbiased review.





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This devotional, Breaking Free Day by Day - a Year of Walking in Liberty, is by Beth Moore and is a year long companion to her book, Breaking Free


So no, I did not take a year to review this book - but from what I have gleaned from it, makes me eager to get my hands on the paper back counter part!


I've read through a number of the days, and though each day is quite short - consisting of a verse and a couple of small paragraphs - I find the messages quite meaty and in need of further meditation and study!  In Beth's short and sweet accompanying paragraphs to the texts, she gives the reader much for application and take away and provides great motivation to continue in further, personal study.




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One of my favourites that I came across:


February 18

The peace of God which surpasses
every thought, will guard your hearts
and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7

I decided to bring home the impact of this passage by
paraphrasing it from a negative standpoint,
turning this prescription for peace into a no-fail
prescription for anxiety. My results looked like this:


"Do not be calm about anything, but in everything,
by dwelling on it constantly and feeling picked on
by God, with thoughts like,
'And this is the thanks I get,'
present your aggravations to everyone you know
but Him. And the acid in your stomach, which transcends
all milk products, will cause you an ulcer,
and the doctor bills will cause you a heart attack, 
and you will lose your mind." 



As for the construction of the book, I love the compact size of it.  The plush, hardcover is easy to hold and feels 'friendly' in my hands - hahaha! I know, that sounds funny...but it's true....!  The ribbon bookmark is great - especially if you are minded like myself and easily forget what day of the week it is!!




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So overall, if your looking for a big devotion in a compact size, I think this would be the one!  And because I have a dear friend, who is a fan of Ms. Moore and who also happens to have a Birthday this month - I passed this great little book onto her as a gift!









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