If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I approach devotionals with caution and skepticism. The concept of devotional books is admirable, but often the content falls short of what it promises, lacking real depth.
Not so with “God With Us” compiled and edited by Justin S. Holcomb. This is the devotional I’ve been waiting for. The daily devotionals in this book are taken from writings of Church fathers, Puritans, and other classic theologians from church history. The language has been gently updated to be more palatable for the modern reader.
While I do not consider myself a protestant, I hold the puritans and other protestant theologians in high esteem. I perhaps don’t endorse 100% of their theology, but I have no desire to deprive myself of the spiritual value of their works.
Each writing is preceded by a short passage in Scripture, so the reader receives both the word of God and insight from great Christian writers. The devotionals are rich in theology, beauty, and wisdom from a great array of people including Athanasius, Karl Barth, Julian of Norwich, Johnathan Edwards, Thomas Aquinas, and many others.
I would highly recommend this devotional as a way to reflect on Christ and his mercies everyday.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.