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Review of 365 Pocket Morning Prayers: Strength and Joy to Begin Each Day by David R. Veerman


 

This is the second pocket devotional I have reviewed, and I was more then happy to be getting the chance to do so. I truly adored 365 Pocket Devotions. Not only did I love the color of it, but it felt as good as it looks. I know that sounds silly, but if you own a nice leather bible you know the feeling. The leather is sturdy yet soft and flexible. I found the 365 Pocket Morning Prayers to be just as pleasing, if not more so, for this leather not only looks soft but it is soft (like suede). The color pallet of the soft blue leather with the vibrant green interior and ribbon are beautiful. The embossed palm tree and birds just make this devotional so endearing, and the size of it makes it convenient to take anywhere. It’s easy to toss into a bag or suitcase, like my first pocket devotional which went with me on a trip to Hawaii. It fit into my carry-on bag and left plenty of room to spare (which was needed since I also had two other books and my kindle as well).

 
What I enjoy about these devotionals is how personal they are. When you’re reading them, whether you’re reading quietly to yourself or out loud, it feels like the words are your own. Each devotion or prayer speaks to you in one way or another, and if it happens that the prayer for that day isn’t speaking to you at the moment, you can look through the index for one that will. So, if you have a day where you feel you’re in need of strength, you can look up a prayer that speaks on strength, and use that to start your day. There are no rules as to how you utilize your devotional book, or how you spend your morning prayer time. Whether it sits beside your bed, on your coffee table, or you toss this little book into your bag and venture out into nature to spend some quiet time with God, these devotionals are great to have at hand anywhere.

 
For me, I enjoyed the sight of my pocket devotions so much I have it out where I can see it each day, and the same will be for my morning prayers book. These books are an eye catcher as well as a great reminder when you’re running around your house to stop and spend some time with God.

-I received this book for free from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

 

365 Pocket Devotions Review


365 Pocket Devotions Review

365 Pocket Devotions is a great way to get in some one on one with God when life just doesn’t want to give you the time. As a busy mom of two, I don’t always have time to pull out my Bible, journal, and reading material when I would like. The 365 Pocket Devotions is a great option for those, like me, who find themselves running around all the time. It’s size is so convenient for storing away in your car, purse, or diaper bag, and it’s beautiful, orange, leather cover makes a wonderful book just to have out on the coffee table.

It’s wonderful for times when you want to sneak in some one on one with God, times when you need a quick pick me up, and it’s index great for specific things you might be going through in life that you may need to direct your devotion toward. As well, there are those of us who straight up struggle to find time to give toward God, and feel guilty. Although we all should strive to do better with this, Pocket Devotions are a great way to get in some easy scriptural reading in, and help guide ourselves toward making better efforts toward spending true one on one with God.

I truly love that the pocket devotions can be used in so many ways. I personally use it as a way to get myself to journal more, starting with my reading for that day, allowing myself to dissolve the scripture that follows, and then reflecting on it through my journaling. It gets me into God’s word, and reminds me of how refreshing it is to spend quality time with my father. I’ll admit, sometimes I do find myself so busy, or exhausted, that I just don’t feel like doing anything at the end of the day, save stare at my television until I’m too exhausted to keep my eyes open. With my bright little pocket devotions by my be side, I’m reminded that God deserves at the least a fraction of my time.

The devotions are so short and sweet that, even when I don’t have the energy to dig deep into my bible, I can at least find the energy to read through my daily devotion before I lose myself to sleep. It is a great refresher, and something I feel every household could benefit from.

I received the 365 Pocket devotions for free through Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.