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Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Springtime Trio of Devotional Books for Women

Devotional books are generally books that contain stories, prayers, and other writings that encourage the reader to have a closer relationship with God. And there are specific devotional books for nearly interest under the sun.

Rebecca Barlow Jordan, author of several devotionals, including “40 Days In God’s Presence,” has three new books written specifically for women, mothers and grandmothers.

“Day-votions For Mothers,” “Day-votions for Women,” and “Day-votions For Grandmothers” are charming little books with cheery covers, and spiritually encouraging messages and stories contained within.

Written to encourage women to have a deeper, more meaningful relationship with God and others Jordan touches on subjects that women can relate to – busyness, time management (or lack of), friendships, marital relationships – all things that women, moms and grandmothers encounter on a daily basis.

Drawing on personal experiences and experiences of others, many of Jordan’s stories are light, some are emotional, but all are faith-filled. Each devotion is accompanied by a “Day-break” – a question that encourages the reader to think about how the story might apply to their life; a “Day-brief” – a short synopsis of the theme of the story; and a “Day-votedly Yours” – a short prayer of thanksgiving or encouragement that ties in with each story.

“Day-votions For Moms” is filled with stories of parenting and all the unique challenges that go with the job of being “Mom.” From the moment of birth to letting go on the first day of kindergarten to celebrating the empty nest, Jordan covers all the bases and offers hope and encouragement to mothers with gentle reminders to take care of themselves as well as their families.

“Day-votions For Grandmothers” finds Jordan celebrating the joyous realms of being a grandparent with stories of offering advice to knowing when to back off, and knowing when to be available to just provide a shoulder to cry on.

“Day-votions for Women” speaks to women of all walks of life, touching on friendships, relationships, and all emotions from joy to exhaustion.

Each of these books offer a few moments a day of refreshing, spirit-filled encouragement. Perfect for gifts, or for personal use, Jordan’s devotional books are like sitting on a sunny front porch having a cozy chat with an understanding friend over tea and cookies.

Check out Rebecca Barlow Jordan's website (http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/) for more information on these devotional books plus several others that she has written.

These books were provided to me for review by Zondervan Books and no compensation was received.


dollycas aka Lori said...

Looks like some nice little books for Mother's Day!!

holdenj said...

These look really neat, especially since they are geared toward women at different times of their life.