Saturday, June 13, 2015

Book Review - "Devotions from the Garden: Finding Peace and Rest from Your Hurried Life" by Miriam Drennan

From the back cover:

Come to the garden alone and fill your soul with his presence.

There's nothing on earth like the peace and loveliness of a beautiful garden. It's the place where Adam and Eve first fellowshipped with God, and where you, too, can escape from this chaotic world and enter into a place of serenity and peace.

Devotions from the Garden takes you to a place where miracles of nature abound and where your soul can be restored. These ninety devotions connect the parallels of life with the wondrous, sometimes inexplicable realms of the garden to usher you into His presence, to soothe your soul, and to rest in knowing He is with you throughout each day.

For anyone who loves gardening, this is the perfect gift.

This beautiful hardcover book contains 90 devotions that cover myriad topics related to gardening, including perennials, almanacs, sowing, crop rotation, seed cleaning, grafting, root rot, rainy days, honeybees, zinnias, composting, netting, rain, first fruits, and soil. Each devotional features a gardening related title, followed by a key Scripture verse and a brief passage (about three paragraphs) that draws a connection between gardening and our Christian walk, with a short prayer wrapping everything up at the end. Gorgeous, full-color photographs of flowers are also included randomly throughout this book, making it a true work of art.

I loved this book because, for me, the teaching was twofold: knowing nothing about the pastime of gardening, reading Devotions from the Garden has not only taught me more about God's love and grace, but it taught me about the many aspects of gardening, giving me a deeper appreciation for God's creation and the incredible care He put into it.  

In this fast paced world where everyone always seems to be in a hurry, these short but powerful devotions are the perfect way to spend time with the Lord each day - and to be reminded that He is with us always and forever.

You can buy Devotions from the Garden: Finding Peace and Rest from Your Hurried Life on Amazon.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by the BookLook blogger review program in exchange for an honest review.

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