Devotions based on true-life stories – it was a new concept to me, but husband and wife Bushnell and Duart carry it off well. Each entry consists of three parts:
- A brief story (four or five pages in length)– some have been previously published, but all were new to me
- Some brief devotional thoughts (“Reflections”) based on the story and asking the reader to reflect upon their own busy life.
- A Scripture verse (a possible memory verse?) which again strengthens the lessons inherent in the stories.
The 30 parables serve to remind the reader that God can work in remarkable ways in a world full of broken people. Whether the brokenness is the result of loss, consequences, illness, etc., God can be ready to meet those needs in unexpected ways, if we will let Him.
The book will serve as a great gift (or stocking stuffer) for a couple, a young family, or a senior citizen. It could easily serve as an early Christmas gift for the members of a small group. Be sure to grab an extra copy for yourself as well. It would be worth 30 days of devotions.
This review is based on a free copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.