Monday, September 19, 2016
BOOK REVIEW: In this weekly devotional, beloved author Francine Rivers invites you to join her in seeking the Creator through the marvelous natural world we live in. Francine shares observations she's gathered over a lifetime of exploring--abroad and in her own backyard--and reflects on how they might apply to your daily life. What do the majestic redwoods, the persistent woodpecker, or a glorious sunrise reveal about our artistic and generous God? How could that change your outlook or the way you handle adversity?
Stunning photography, Scripture excerpts, applications, and prayers accompany Francine's reflections, inspiring you to be encouraged. Be challenged. Be comforted. God's power is immense; His attention to detail is precise; His love for you is vast and unfailing. The proof is all around you.
MY REVIEW: Francine Rivers and Karen Stock Buursma have done a wonderful job with this book. Their focus is on finding God in nature. He is all around us, and this book does a good job of pointing that out.
There are fifty-two chapters, so it can be read one each week, or a chapter a day, or all in one sitting if you prefer. With an elegantly simple layout and beautiful pictures, this is a book that simply begs to be read.
In addition to being a devotional, it could also be classified as a sort of autobiography. Francine gets her examples from her own life; her own personal experiences. She ends each chapter with three short footnotes: Reflect, Apply, and Connect with God. All together, EARTH PSALMS is an inspiring devotional that brings out God's hand in nature.
I received this book from TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS in exchange for my honest review.