365 Timeless Devotions from Classic Writers
Compiled and Edited by Lance Wubbels
365 Days in the Presence of Jesus
Words from the past can have a remarkable ability to refresh us today. The writings of legendary preachers and Bible teachers, such as Charles Spurgeon, Hudson Taylor, Catherine Booth, and Andrew Murray continue to provide encouragement and truth for Christians around the world.
From the classic writings of these revered saints, Lance Wubbels has compiled and edited the best of the best of their inspirational insights into this 365-day devotional. Chapter by chapter, through the Gospel of John, readers will gain an unforgettable understanding of the life, words, and ministry of Jesus Christ.
Excerpts are taken from the writings of: Charles Spurgeon · Alexander Maclaren · Joseph Parker · S. D. Gordon · Alexander Whyte · George MacDonald · John Wesley · R. A. Torrey · Hudson Taylor · Charles Finney · Matthew Henry · Frances Ridley Havergal · Catherine Booth · Adam Clarke · Andrew Murray.
Here is a one-year devotional that is packed with profound biblical commentary, brilliant wisdom, and practical application that you’ll look forward to reading every day.
(Back cover summary from Bethany House)
What I most looked forward to in this devotional was seeing some of the writings from these influential men and women from our more recent times, as many I hadn’t actually read anything from before. While there is a smattering of each in this devotional, by and large the majority of the writings are from Charles Spurgeon, Alexander Maclaren, Joseph Parker, and S.D. Gordon. The beginning of the devotional gives the biographies and notable works of those quoted in this devotional, and their listing gives an idea of how often their writings will appear. This is something to be aware of before purchasing the devotional.
With that in mind, the theology of this devotional can also be gauged by this as well.
I loved how this was compiled because of a passion for remembering and learning from those men and women who have gone before us. I believe it is very important to glean what we can from those people, and I love that this has been compiled to see their insights and what they learned from the book of John.
This is an easy 1 page a day devotional that covers the book of John over the expanse of a year. Generally, each devotional covers one verse. Sometimes, several days will take the same verse, with different perspectives by the different people.
Overall, I enjoyed this devotional and will look forward to going through it more extensively in the future.
About the Author
Lance Wubbels served for eighteen years as managing editor at Bethany House Publishers, was the vice president of literary development at Koechel Peterson & Associates, and currently runs his own literary service to publishers and writers. Wubbels has written several bestselling gift books with Hallmark, three gift books with Simple Truths, seven novels with Bethany House, and eighteen Christian Living Classics with Emerald Books. Two of his books have won Gold Medallion awards from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Lance and his wife make their home in Minnesota.
(Biography from Bethany House)
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.