Saturday, September 28, 2013

Review: Praying the Attributes of God: A daily guide to Experiencing His Greatness by Ann Spangler

Review: Praying the Attributes of God: A daily guide to Experiencing His Greatness
Ann Spangler
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Devotions can be difficult to review because their worth is discovered over a more extended period of time.  This one is no exception.  The author has assembled 17 weeks of study, each week looking at one of the attributes.  Sounds familiar?  Some of the chapter titles look like this:  God Cares about You, God is not Moody, God Always Knows What to Do….  It isn’t the list you may have worked from before with all those “omni” words, at least not initially.  That is one of the things that makes this particular devotional different from some others I have seen, and for that I am glad.  Much less daunting.

Spangler has organized each week’s focus into a series of five elements: background information, Bible study, devotions, Bible promises, and prayer (xv).  Each week begins with a key passage and some background information followed by some questions that will help prepare the reader for the following week.  The next three days progress through related passages with some guided prayer suggestions and a devotional reading.  The last day of the week is for reflection on the attribute and some specific promises related to it.   She provides plenty of references for continued reflection or memorization, too.

As you can see this devotional will take you deeper than many similar books available.  So if you are looking for that something more in a devotional than you have found elsewhere this may be the book for you.  

This book was provided by the publisher for this review

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