February 10, 2016

Book Review: Voices of the Faithful

Voices of the Faithful: Inspiring Stories of Courage from Christians Serving Around the World, by Beth Moore and Friends Who Put Their Lives on the Line for God (compiled by Kim P. Davis) is a daily devotional book.

In the book’s primary introduction, on page XVII and XVIII, Beth Moore summarizes the main focus of this daily devotional, by writing, “While I was humbled to write the introductions to each month’s devotions, each of the daily entries has been written by a different missionary serving on the international field.  By the time you finish the book, you will have traveled the entire world with them….  Whether we’re called to pray, to give, to go on short-term mission trips or two-year mission stints, or to surrender entirely to career missions, we’re all called to the nations.  For God so loved the world.”

In addition to the book’s primary introduction, each month has an inspiring introduction (about two to three pages) written by Beth Moore.  Each month focuses on a main topic, including God’s Character, God’s Word, Prayer, God’s Grace, Witnessing, Persecution, God Working, Contentment, God Before Me, Spiritual Warfare, Compassion, Christmas Around the World.

There are one-page devotionals for every day of the year (including February 29, for leap year).  These daily devotionals contain the date, devotional title, scripture verse (typically one or two verses), the devotional story, and short prayer relating to the story and scripture verse for the day.  These devotional stories are written by missionaries serving the Lord around the world.  The devotionals provide a small glimpse into the missionaries’ lives and how the Lord is working through them and the people in their communities.

Voices of the Faithful is easy to implement into life with simple, yet encouraging and challenging one-page daily devotionals.   This book is ideal for men and women of all ages and nationalities.  While those who are highly interested in missions might lean more towards this daily devotional, everyone would benefit from reading through this book.  It’s a small glimpse into the life of over 300 missionaries from around the world.

Note: I received this book from Book Sneeze, 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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