The One Year Devotions for Women by Spangler

oneyeardevoIn a world of devotions, the only reason to recommend this one is that you’ve probably read the others. The upside is that you’re reading devotions and (hopefully) the Bible along with it. The downside is that so many devotions seem to be exactly the same as all the others.

The One Year Devotions for Women
by Ann Spangler
August 2012

This devotion is from Tyndale and most of the Bible verses are from the New Living Translation – a favorite of mine. The author is content to build women up with common topics like handling stress, listening to God, living with purpose, trusting God and peace. The focus is on peace, which so many women I know (and men too!) sorely need.

It’s not that this isn’t good – in fact, all the devotions I read were fine and would do any reader good – but it’s more that it’s all been done so many times. With the rise of online devotions and apps with great devotional options for free (like the Bible app from LifeChurch) there doesn’t seem to be as much of a need for a physical copy.

However, there is a market still for devotions like this and if you are looking for a good devotion with content that will draw you closer to God and live a more purposeful life then this will serve that purpose. If you have a mobile device with a good app you can probably do just as well for free.

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This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.