A Year with Jesus : Daily Readings and Reflections On Jesus' Own Words By R.P. Nettelhorst
A Year With Jesus is a devotional book written completely from the words of Jesus. The author begins with the premise that one of the best ways to learn about our Savior is to see what He said. To this end, the scripture provides us with the words of Jesus to reflect on. The author picks a few categories to base on and then thoughtfully uses a passage to start discussion. Each day starts with a section of scripture and is followed by the author's thoughts.
I really like the setup of this book. It is broken into days by ordinal (1,2,3,4,etc) rather than a calendar. That's great to be able to start at any time in the year. Secondly, the author let's Jesus do the teaching. Each day's devotion is only one page long. Pleasingly, scripture is the majority of the page. This humility in the design comes across in the author's thoughts. The premise is simple, what an awesome teacher we have in our Savior!
I'd give this book 5 out of 5.
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