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This book review is part of the challenge Monthly Motif Reading Challenge to read something diverse from what we are used to reading, may it be from a different country, a different viewpoint, from an author of a different culture, or a different religion.
I chose to read Evenings With The Holy Spirit, for this challenge, because I am not Christian, actually I am Pagan.
I like daily devotionals in general. One thing that I miss from being Christian is the ready-available devotionals that can literally be found anywhere here in the US. They are encouraging, motivating, and often heart-warming in content and advice.
This daily devotional reminded me of these charms and the feelings they evoked. Even as a practicing Pagan, I can appreciate the comfort a reader of that faith can find in the words written for each and every evening. It is tempting to lose myself – for at least a moment – in that comfort.
I am not going to start a theological debate or divulge all of the reasons why I left Christianity, this is not the place for that, but this book does highlight some of what works, and some of the reasons why someone would be attaching themselves to the protecting ways, a book religion can offer.Read outside of your comfort zone! Read more diverse books! #bloggingchallenge Click To Tweet
Evenings With The Holy Spirit is well written, and lovely voiced, warm and welcoming. I think for someone of the Christian faith, this book would make a great read because I can truly see how it will ease the anxiety we often feel after a long hard day of working toward whatever goals we have in life.
You can see my review of this book on Goodreads here
Title: Evenings With The Holy Spirit
Author: Jennifer LeClaire
Publisher: Charisma House
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2017
Genre: Non-Fiction, Devotional, Christian
4 out of 5 Stars
End your day by growing in your prayer life, gaining a deeper understanding of God’s nature, and developing a more intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit.
Evenings With the Holy Spirit by Jennifer LeClaire, editor of Charisma and SpiritLed Woman magazines, is a daily devotional written as if the Holy Spirit is speaking directly to you every evening.
Through her personal journaling during times of worship, prayer, and just everyday living, LeClaire has recorded the words the Holy Spirit has given her. Each entry includes a brief message from the Holy Spirit, relevant Scripture references, and a prayer.
Question: Have ever read a book that is not a part of your religion? Why or why not? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!