Monday, March 04, 2019

Book Review: A Morning and Evening Prayerbook by Jeanie and David Gushee

A Morning and Evening Prayerbook is written by Jeanie and David Gushee and is published by W Publishing Group (Thomas Nelson).

I will admit that I love gift books, or at least books that would make good gifts. This book is both and more. A Morning and Evening Prayerbook is laid out in calendar form, making it easy to decide which prayers to read each day, if you want to follow a schedule. Each day is comprised with a morning prayer and an evening prayer, so you could technically use it twice a day. I don't do that, however. I have been reading and praying both prayers each day in the morning after my Bible reading. The prayers are not in chronological order, as far as dates written. What's lovely about them is that some of the prayers are many centuries old while others are fairly modern.

What I'm learning from the prayers is depth in prayer. Some of the old saints were masters at it. And I'm finding that most of the prayers, if not all, are written pretty much in the form Jesus said to use when He gave us the Lord's Prayer.

I have not read and prayed every single prayer in this book. I am ready for the entries dated March 5. I am a disciplined and scheduled person and that is why reading the Bible in a year by following a set schedule works for me. Reading and praying on a schedule works for me too.

I think that anyone can use this book as a tool, but maybe people would just like to read it for its poetic beauty. Either way, it's a nice hardcover gift book to keep around.

*In exchange for my honest opinion, I received a copy of A Morning and Evening Prayerbook for review. My opinions are my own.*

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