Tuesday, January 12, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: "Life Is___________ Forty Day Experience" by Judah Smith

Book Description: What is life? What are we here for? What will bring us true satisfaction and lasting happiness? In this companion to his highly-anticipated new book, Life Is ___, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Judah Smith takes readers on a forty-day devotional journey through Scripture to find the answers to these and others of our deepest questions. In forty daily readings, Judah helps readers understand that the meaning of life is found in loving and being loved, in enjoying God to the fullest, in trusting Him in every moment, and remaining at peace with God, others, and ourselves. This thought-provoking and inspiring collection of meditations is sure to reveal new and illuminating truths about what God intends for every person's life.

All in all I really liked this devotional because for me it was different from any other devotional I have used. The purpose of this devotional, as explained by author Judah Smith in the Introduction, is to inspire people to live the fullest, most complete life possible, since that's what God wants for us! I loved that Smith writes each day's entry in plain language and uses examples from his own personal experiences to back it up that any reader can relate to. Divided up into four key sections, each day's entry begins with a scripture verse, followed by several paragraphs about how the author's own life relates to the topic being discussed. Three reflection questions wrap each day's entry up at the very end, inviting readers to either answer them mentally or keeping everything written down in a journal. I feel this devotional is great for any Christian looking for a worthwhile Bible study tool, whether you read your Bible often or not. I highly recommend it!

About the Author: Judah Smith is the lead pastor of the City of Church in Seattle, Washington. The City Church is a thriving multisite church noted for its cultural relevance, commitment to biblical integrity and faith, and love for Jesus. Judah is known round the United States and the world for his preaching ministry. His fresh, anointed, humorous messages demystify the Bible and make Christianity real. Judah is also the author of his most recent New York Times bestselling book, Jesus Is _____.

You can find Life Is _____ Forty Day Experience on Amazon.
Note: This book was provided free of charge to me from BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for my honest review of the text.

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