Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence
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....more
I have a friend who knows Sarah Young and confirmed that she does, in fact, hold a high view of the authority and sufficiency of Scripture. Sadly the reader is left with this published book and there is no way one can leave this book believing Young believes in sola scriptura. The introduction is particularly troubling where she writes "I was seeking something deeper" in reference to her desire to ...more
I believe that if Jesus had something to say he is more than capable of saying it instead of someone speaking for him.
It just did not sit well with us.
Author: Sarah Young
Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc.
This book is a daily devotional, with one page for each day of the year (including February 29). Each page includes a daily reading, written by the author, and related Scripture references.
The themes of the reading include love, thankfulness, prayer, etc. Most of the readings include the message of establishing a relationship with Jesus Christ.
For me it was more i ...more
She gives a background of how she came about to write this and I'm absolutely amazed at what the Lord has brought her through. She took time every morning to listen t ...more
I did not come easily to the place of receptivity with this book, initially. You see, although I periodically perused it a number of times at the local bookstore, included it on my "wish list" on Amazon and even came close to buying it outright on more than one occasion, I held back... for almost 4 years. Why, would a bookaholic hold back on buying ...more
I return again and again to this book to find comfort and guidance and the love of Jesus.
I absolutely love this book!
I, Kim, believe in EPIC miracles,
I believe in life’s everyday miracles.
I believe there is room for science and faith in God.
I believe life on earth is a miracle and exists only due to intelligent design by an intelligent Creator.
I believe God is my Father, Jesus is my savior, a ...more
After reading just a few entries of Jesus Calling, I wept. This book massaged my weary heart and panicked spirit ...more
It's written as if Jesus would speak directly to you!!!
Very comforting with lots of Scriptures verses and portions, all of them carefully selected to give you strenght, peace, and comfort!!!
Also you have plenty of room for write your own thoughts and emotions, also prayers..
It will transform to a very personal and unique journey during the year, and increase the fellowship with the Savior..
I must confess that ...more
Reread: I finally turned the last page on my devotional this morning [12-31-19]. The words and scriptures listed in this book have been a comfort to my soul. We have experienced a year of health issues for my husband. God has been so good and his Word has been a strength unto us both. Isa 31:10: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Words we live by.
1-1-18 ~ ...more
This book makes God real to me, to the individual reading it. It shows the loving, merciful, grace giving God that not only has a plan for our lives, ...more
Reading the bible has never been easy for me, but this little gem of a bible makes it easier, and makes God's word make sense in relation to the world I live in. I have found countless topics to discuss with my child, and my husband, ...more
Recently I've seen some acc ...more
Sarah encourages intimacy with Christ when she writes in the voice of Jesus, although some challenge her for doing so. I’m one that doesn’t. Reading Sarah’s devotions affords me an immediacy and intimacy with the Lord I’ve only found…Full Review: http://tinyurl.com/cddqxtb
Out of the three, this is my least favorite. I just found myself disconnecting from it at points. Maybe it was because Sarah Young wrote it as if she were Jesus talking. I get that she's referencing different verses while writing this, but for some reason, some just left me feelin ...more
Where this book excels: Some days really speak directly to me, this book has had a few days that really were great. I've enjoyed the scripture references when I've taken the time to look them up. Most days though I haven't bothered to look up the Bible passages.
Where this book falls short: Some days are a bit, uh, fluffy, or too "modernly" written, and it seems a little distracting from the ...more
Sarah Young’s devotional writings are personal reflections from her daily quiet time of Bible reading, praying, and writing in prayer journals.
With sales of more than 20 million books worldwide, Jesus Calling® has appeared on all major bestseller lists. Sarah’s writings include Jesus Calling®, Jesus Today™, Je ...more