If you are looking for a new devotional for 2021 and would like my unsolicited advice😜, here are my 5 favorites, ones I return to often through the years.
📚Morning and Evening, by Charles Spurgeon: This is such a hopeful book. He grounds his words in the promises of God. There are versions with updated language for those who prefer them.
📚My Utmost for His Highest, by Oswald Chambers: Chambers writes battle-ready words, admonishing and encouraging readers to fight spiritual battles bravely and serve others in the name of the Lord sacrificially.
📚Voices from the Past, Volumes 1 and 2: These excerpts from Puritan writers provide a carefully curated introduction to their themes and style. It helped me discern which ones are the best fit for me to read their full works right now.
📚Streams in the Desert, by Mrs. Charles Cowman: As the title hints, this collection of thoughts by various writers is water to a dry and thirsty soul. This devotional formed my theology of suffering before I knew how much I would need it.
📚New Morning Mercies, by Paul David Tripp: These wise and fortifying essays are like starting the day with 10 minutes of Biblical counseling. So helpful. Each day's entry includes a Bible passage for further study and reflection.
(As a bonus, the first, second, and fourth of these are available free online.)
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