Sunday, January 30, 2011

"Voices of the Faithful - Book 2" by Beth Moore and Kim P. Davis (review)

 "Voices of the Faithful - Book 2: Inspiring Stories of Courage from Christians Serving Around the World" by Beth Moore and Kim P. Davis is a good devotional - not great, but good. VOF hopes to inspire the reader with tales of miracles and encouragement from the forefronts of the mission fields.

I'm not saying there aren't good stories of God's faithfulness and mercy in these pages; there are. It just was not as inspiring as the book "Jesus Freaks" was for me. I'm not sure if it's the writing styles that have made the difference, but I do know that God's glory and power are found in both books. He is still the main character and the driving plot line.

I believe in the miracles that are spoken in these words in VOF. God still performs miracles today - maybe not the parting of any seas but heart changes (and if you ask me, I think it'd be much harder to soften a heart than to part water). These are stories to encourage believers, no matter how deep their relationship with Christ, to show them that God is good and that good is still triumphing over evil.

While this isn't a devotional that I will probably continue to read, it is not because it's not a good book. It is and I feel it would be an encouragement to many. I'm just looking for more of a study than a devotional right now.

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