ARC Review: Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace In His Presence by Sarah Young

Published October 10th, 2004 by Thomas Nelson

Genres Christian, Nonfiction

Pages 400

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After many years of writing her own words in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to be more attentive to the Savior’s voice and begin listening for what He was saying. So with pen in hand, she embarked on a journey that forever changed her—and many others around the world. In these powerful pages are the words and Scriptures Jesus lovingly laid on her heart. Words of reassurance, comfort, and hope.  Words that have made her increasingly aware of His presence and allowed her to enjoy His peace. Jesus is calling out to you in the same way. Maybe you share the author’s need for a great sense of “God with you”. Or perhaps Jesus seems distant without you knowing why. Or maybe you have wandered farther from Him that you ever imagined you would. Here is a year’s worth of daily readings from Young’s journals to bring you closer to Christ and move your time with Him from monologue to a dialogue.

The newly released and updated version has a beautiful white and blue cover, as well as blue dipped pages. This a daily devotional that begins in January and provides a daily devotional through the end of December. The topic of peace in His presence is a great subject that I imagine nearly everyone can relate to. I think in our culture today one of the things that people are constantly trying to find is peace and they often look in the wrong places for it. Each daily devotional provides a short devotional from the author on the topic of peace, as well as several references to corresponding scripture. One of things I really enjoyed about this devotional is how big the pages and the font are. I often find the devotionals tend to be on the smaller side and this one is much easier to read. I really enjoyed the subject of these devotionals, however I did not like that the author appears to be writing as if Jesus is speaking. Which sounds alright when stated, but when reading the devotional, it is like the author is speaking as Jesus, which wasn’t my favorite. Overall, I enjoyed the author’s devotionals and the corresponding scripture for each day.

Thank you to the publisher, Thomas Nelson, for sending me a review copy of this book.


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