Book Review: Unto the Hills - A Daily Devotional by Billy Graham
I chose to review this book from Thomas Nelson because a daily devotional is a great tool for Bible reading through out the year. I have read many of Billy Graham's writings and heard him speak many times and I have been blessed each time. I am happy to have this to begin the New year pretty soon.
Each of the 365 daily readings in this inspiring collection offers a carefully chosen passage of scripture, a brief, thoughtful message from Dr. Graham, and a heartfelt prayer composed especially for this book. Distilled from a lifetime of study and ministry, these devotionals supply daily food for thought about living fruitfully and joyfully in an often fretful world.
The foreword page is very inspiring to read. Dr.Graham mentions that as much as all of us love to spend time on the serene mountain tops, we are also called to the valley experiences to reach out to the lost.Our help always comes from the Lord who created the mountains and the valleys.
Every day has a verse and 2-3 paragraphs of reading rich with a message that will speak to the heart and help meditate on the verse. It ends with a small prayer - I really like it. There have been days when I feel so overwhelmed with my requests to God that I don't know where to start. The short and powerful prayers in my daily devotional have helped me to connect with God in prayer.
I like to read a devotional every year written by a different author, simply to gain and understand the scriptures from different people of God, who prayerfully pen down every word. I am eager to know all that God has to say to me this year through this devotional. Or even, if God leads me to bless a friend in need who would be blessed with this, I will make it a lovely gift that will be remembered daily.
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( Disclaimer: Thanks to Thomas Nelson Publishers, I received a free advanced reading copy of this book as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way.All opinions expressed here are only my own.)