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Pause for Power by Warren W. Weirsbe

Book DescriptionTopical. Relevant. Fresh. Pause for Power: A 365-Day Journey through the Scriptures with Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe will inspire readers to experience an unforgettable year of spiritual growth.
Wiersbe Bible studies and commentaries have become a trusted resource for exploring scripture. Pause for Power: A 365-Day Journey through the Scriptures continues that legacy. This unique devotional is designed to help readers discover spiritual insights through a simple, yet informative, approach to God’s word.
In just a few minutes each day, readers will encounter powerful truths that can impact their daily lives. Features include:
Select scripture readings that explore practical, everyday topics
Themed commentary from Wiersbe’s popular “BE” series
Thoughtful questions that prompt personal reflection
A small prayer that carries a big idea

Readers will experience an unforgettable year in God’s Word.
  

My Review:  I love the title of this devotional because it is truly a "Pause for Power" when we read and glean from God's Word.  This is a 365 Day Journey in the Scriptures – daily devotionals that encourage the reader in the Word.
This small but powerful book offers insight and encouragement, this devotional touches on real-life themes that include contentment, integrity, patience, joy, hope, ministry, love, and peace. Each day’s devotional includes a brief Bible passage, an excerpt about that particular passage from Wiersbe’s BE commentaries, and questions for personal reflection. A brief 'Something To Ponder' ends each day’s Scripture meditation and purposefully commits the reader’s heart and mind to God’s direction.
Pause for Power is a year long study of the books of the Bible as well as reflections and prayers. This year-long study includes an examination of the Old Testament books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Isaiah, as well as the New Testament books of Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, and 1 John. Wiersbe encourages readers to make personal application of God’s Word to every situation of their lives.
Wiersbe’s ability to explore and explain the Bible with tasty morsels of wisdom that will carry readers through a great deal of Scripture in a single year.  It is a great tool in helping one to develop a personal relationship with the Lord.
There's so much "good" in this book it was like walking into a heavenly chocolate store and being overwhelmed with all the wonderful morsels!  I was especially impressed with the devotional on page 104 entitled 'In Good Company.'  The devotional begins with Romans 1:16-17, then goes into a short story about a discouraged missionary, his name is not given until the end of the story.  It was a great encouragement to me!  
This is an excellent 5 star devotional for the more serious minded Christian.  If you enjoy studying the Scriptures with the help of an excellent Bible teacher then you'll enjoy this fantastic devotional with wonderful life-lessons and stories.
This is a mighty.powerful.read!  One you'll not want to miss. . . make  sure to get one for yourself and then for that person on your gift list who wants to increase his faith in the new year.

*I received this free book to review from The B&B Media Group, Inc.*

About the Author:
Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe, former pastor of The Moody Church and general director of Back to the Bible, has traveled widely as a Bible teacher and conference speaker. Often referred to as the Pastor’s Pastor, Wiersbe has offered great encouragement to those with whom he has shared ministry. His published work includes the popular BE series of commentaries on every book of the Bible which has sold more than four million copies. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Gold Medallion Lifetime Achievement Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.


2 comments:

  1. I love devotionals. Great review!

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  2. Sounds perfect, thanks for the review.

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