February 20, 2017

Book Review: From the Grave

From the Grave: A 40-Day Lent Devotional, by A. W. Tozer is a devotional book, which was compiled from the author's previously published books and recorded sermons.

According to the Introduction, "From the Grave is a collection of forty daily readings from the beloved twentieth-century pastor and writer A. W. Tozer (1897-1963). The selections have been gleaned from his recorded sermons--which have been edited for print--his published books, and his editorials.... Each reflection has been carefully selected for the season of Lent." 

Traditionally, Lent lasts for forty days, and it begins on Ash Wednesday and ends before Easter Sunday. The Introduction states that "the purpose of the season of Lent...is to prepare believers for commemorating Jesus' self-sacrifice, especially as it is displayed in His death and resurrection, and to help them experience in a concrete way the Christian journey from death to new life."

This book has forty daily devotions spanning across the seven weeks of Lent. The first week has devotionals for four days, while the other weeks have devotionals for six days. Each daily devotion features a scripture verse and devotional text.  

As stated in the Introduction, "For each day, you will find one or more passages of Scripture included with each excerpt from Tozer. The editors of this volume suggest that the reader contemplate each devotional throughout the day and how it unpacks the truth of Scripture."

From the Grave is easily supplemented into on-going personal devotional time or plan to start setting aside a few minutes each day to spend while God, while reading and reflecting on the Scriptures. This book is geared towards various ages, from young adults to older generations, seeking a devotional focused on the Easter season.

"He is not here; he has risen, just as he said." Matthew 28:6a

Note: I received this book from Moody Newsroom, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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