About the Book
Book: Encountering God’s Heart For You
Author: Diane Stortz
Genre: Christian non-fiction, Devotional
Release Date: September 3, 2019
God put the Bible together for you, and he wants you to understand and know him better. But sometimes you can get lost in the details and miss the big picture. The Bible is more than just a collection of wisdom, instructions, and history. It’s one unified story of the incredible love of God!
Encountering God’s Heart for You takes you on a daily journey through the full narrative of Scripture in a year. And in the process, it will draw you nearer to God as you discover his love and compassion. It won’t cover every verse, or even every chapter, in the Bible, but by the time you’re through, you’ll have a strong grasp of what the Bible is all about.
Reading Scripture isn’t just a way to collect information or check something off a to-do list. Let this book bring you into God’s presence to better understand the Bible’s story of love, sacrifice, and redemption as he draws you to himself.
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I’ve owned and read a lot of devotions in my life but this one was different from all of the ones that I’ve encountered in the past.
This book, geared towards women, takes the reader through the Bible in a year. It almost feels like you are going on a tour of the Bible as you read it. Each day begins with a Bible reference and a verse, then goes into further detail of what was occurring in that verse and a way that we can apply that to our lives. They end with a prayer. Each devotion covers 1 page and takes about 3-5 minutes to read. If the reader wants to delve further into the story, they can do so by looking up the reference at the beginning of the passage.
Each day is numbered (not dated) so that the reader can begin the book at any time of the year. This is important because this is a book that would be best read from beginning to end (Genesis to Revelation).
I highly recommend this devotion if you are intimidated by reading the Bible in a year, or if you are new to the Bible and want an overview of it, or even if you are familiar with it and want a quick daily refresher each morning. It’s truly a good book for everyone.
I received this book from Celebrate Lit and the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Diane Stortz is a multipublished author who writes to make God’s wonders known to the next generation. Diane’s books for women, A Woman’s Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year and Encountering God’s Heart for You, both from Bethany House, encourage women to get to know God through His Word, the Bible. Her children’s releases include the best-selling Say & Pray Bible and I AM: 40 Reasons to Trust God, both from Tommy Nelson. Diane and her husband have two married daughters and five grandchildren—all boys! Visit her at www.DianeStortz.com.
More from Diane
Twenty years ago, I was invited to join a women’s Bible study group planning to read through the Bible in a year to get to know God.
Although I’d been a Christian for many years and had read many parts of the Bible and used the Bible in my work as an editor, I had never actually read the entire Bible.
I joined the group. We read about three chapters a day and met weekly on Monday nights to discuss what we’d read.
I’ve repeated that experience in various forms most years since then, and it has changed my life in so many ways. (Getting to know God does that, right?)
I’m convinced that one of the most loving things we can do for someone else is to invite and encourage her to become a lifelong reader of the Word, and to read it together.
That’s how I view my new devotional, Encountering God’s Heart for You. It’s an invitation to every woman to pick up her Bible, read along with me, and look together for all the ways God teaches us about himself on every page.
For the Love of Literature, March 21
Through the Lens of Scripture, March 22
Holly Jo Morris, March 22
Inklings and notions, March 23
amandainpa, March 24
deb’s Book Review, March 24
Genesis 5020, March 25
For Him and My Family, March 26
Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, March 27
Spoken from the Heart, March 28
Lights in a Dark World, March 29
SPLASHES of Joy, March 29
Texas Book-aholic, March 30
Happily Managing a Household of Boys, March 30
She Lives To Read, March 31
Remembrancy, April 1
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 2
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 2
Lis Loves Reading, April 3
To celebrate her tour, Diane is giving away the grand prize package of a journal, a set of Scripture cards, and a set of gel pens!!
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