A Year With Jesus, by R.P. Nettelhorst

Since November of 2011, I’ve been including ‘A Year With Jesus‘ in my daily devotion and quiet-time with God.  The bold text on the back cover reads, “The greatest person who ever lived wants to spend time with you.”  This is the author’s approach through this book.  Intentional, guided, insightful time with Jesus.

This particular devotional includes writings grouped into main themes…like Love & Hate, Friends & Enemies, Deserved & Undeserved, and Life & Death.  Each day’s thoughts are on one single page and include about 8-10 Bible verses and a short reflection offered by the author.  There is a devotion for every day of the year.  The entire book is 398 pages in length.

These reflections are positive, encouraging, and give the reader something to meditate on throughout their day.  I’ve experienced most devotional books to include barely one complete Bible verse, and then a lengthy writing from the author.  I found this one, however, to be a refreshing change.  Half of each page is scripture, and the other half is the author’s thoughts.  You could use this as a stand-alone devotional resource for someone just starting out with making quiet-time with Jesus.  Or you could do what I did….and add it as an additional resource to a Study Bible and one or two other devotionals with journaling.  I would definitely recommend this book!

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