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VOICES OF THE FAITHFUL - DEVO- REVIEWED







VOICES OF THE FAITHFUL

By Kim P. Davis with Beth Moore
Published by Thomas Nelson
ISBN#978-0-8499-4624-0
452 Pages

Back Cover: A 366-day devotional with inspiring stories from the front lines of faith.

"A willingness to go is all they have in common," says Beth Moore, speaking of her friends on the front lines who are spreading the gospel around the world and with whom she collaborated to create this book. This brilliant, 366-day devotional features incredible stories of God's faithfulness in the face of uncertainty and danger, written by hundreds of missionaries worldwide.

With a foreword by International Mission Board president Jerry Rankin and an introduction by Beth, this volume also includes advice on how to hear God's voice, pray for missionaries, and understand the church's and individual's role in missions.

Review: I’m thankful for the review copy of this devotional to start out 2011 on a new perspective. It was interesting to get to know missionaries and pray for them. It also gave me a new perspective on life outside my comfort zone and how people live in other parts of the world. We are so fortunate.

In the introduction Beth Moore describes how God placed in her heart a desire to pray for and be part of missions. She got to know a special missionary family that seemed normal enough to her. Beth Moore could see at an early age that God allowed this “normal” family to do extra-ordinary things. It inspired Beth then and later on in life.

I liked this devotional as it took examples of the real missionary experiences and related them to the reader in a way they could relate to and be encouraged in their faith and daily walk with Christ.

The missionaries share what God has done in their lives, in the mist of their struggle and their encounters with the people they live among. They give insight into how God has moved in the people’s hearts, changed them and the missionaries as well.

This is a book that helps me to keep my life in perspective of what’s important in life and keep the main thing the “main” thing day in and day out. God is alive and well and so is his word. He doesn’t need people to accomplish His will but He allows me to partner with him to be the hands and feet of the mission field He sets out paths to.

This devotional gives gave me a perspective I don’t think about often, and also helped me get to know brothers an sisters in Christ sharing the love and fulfilling the need in other parts of the world. It’s also a book that inspires me to do the same in my little corner of the world. I look forward to reading this book and the next book Voices off the Faithful Volume Two!

Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network
http://www.psalm516.blogspot.com/

NOTE: They've published volume two in this Devotional series! It's just as good!

Nora St.Laurent

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