365 Day Devotional Recommendations January 2023

Devotional Spotlight: Do you want to grow deeper in faith with a Daily Devotional but don’t know where to start? Each week we will highlight a devotional book you might like to try. This week’s devotional is: 

Jan 1st Life: An Obsessively Grateful, Undone by Jesus, Genuinely Happy, and Not Faking it Through the Hard Stuff Kind of 100-Day Devotional Do you ever wonder if the Gospel is truly “good news” for your actual, everyday, often difficult, sometimes painful, and typically crazy real life? Well, it is. But sometimes we all need a reminder that God’s faithfulness really does follow us into the face of all that harried, hard, and even humorous stuff of life. In her new devotional LIFE, Lisa Harper gives you exactly that: a gut-level exploration of pertinent and redemptive moments in Scripture that prove God’s grace is more than sufficient for both the massive and the minuscule things of life. Whether we deal with personal loss, ongoing trauma, global crisis, or simply stuff, the Gospel is more than enough. 

Jan 8th Live in Grace, Walk in Love: A 365-Day Journey Join beloved New York Times bestselling author Bob Goff in Live in Grace, Walk in Love as he shares 365 days of inspiring, unexpected, humble teachings on grace and love that will prepare you for the year ahead. Built on Bob’s trademark storytelling and unique way of helping us to see things in a new light, Live in Grace, Walk in Love weaves together personal stories with timeless scripture, taking you through an entire calendar year of meditations. Each of the 365 daily devotionals center around a key scripture and combine Bob’s thoughtful analysis and a thought-provoking question that you can reflect on throughout the day.

Jan 15th April 30th  God Is Still Speaking: 365 Daily Devotionals “God is Still Speaking: 365 Daily Devotionals” is a collection of light-hearted, God-filled, and provocative devotionals for the person who thinks devotionals are “too religious.” Do you wonder if God has anything to say about what you face each day when you get up in the morning? Not sure that the Bible has much to tell you, but you are curious and willing to find out? The book includes relevant, brief, insightful devotionals designed to give you a powerful jolt each day. Each easy-to-read devotional provides a scripture verse, reflection, and prayer for every day of the year. Whether as a thoughtful gift or a personal resource, this book will encourage, inspire, and strengthen anyone’s Christian journey.

Jan 22nd Liberating Love Daily Devotional: 365 Love Notes from God When the world is scary and comfort is in short supply, Sandhya Rani Jha’s Liberating Love Daily Devotional provides a daily message of encouragement. In 365 “love notes from God,” dated for each day of the year, hear the voice of our loving God connecting your life with the Bible’s many stories of imperfect people facing real challenges. Drawing from all 66 books of the Bible, each devotion includes scripture, a brief meditation, and a word of hope, encouragement, and challenge that will help you foster a deeper relationship with God and with the great diversity of God’s beloved children. If you’ve never found a devotional for your inclusive values, Liberating Love is for you.

Bonus Books from other months that are full year Devotionals 

One Year of Dinner Table Devotions & Discussion Starters: 365 Opportunities to Grow Closer to God as a Family A daily serving of spiritual nourishment for your whole family. Between sports practice, music lessons, and homework, we can feel like our days pass by without ever really talking with each other about the most important matters of life and faith. This family devotional serves up a year’s worth of daily truths from God’s Word to chew on and apply to real life. Going beyond Bible stories, your whole family will enjoy discussing biblical words and themes at a level kids from 5 to 95 will understand and relate to.

Let Justice  Roll: Biblical Devotions on Conscience and Justice

“Let Justice Roll” is a compelling devotional that walks the reader through 365 days of biblical insights in freedom of conscience, and social justice. This compilation of articles represents the work of a nationwide network of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL) advocates and other connected community activists.

The components of conscience and justice ministry include conscience, discipleship, engagement, fellowship, the power of the Holy Spirit, love, and prophecy. This is a must-read book for all followers of Christ and those who seek spiritual growth. Get ready to explore the profound biblical insights in this masterful book.

These Days, Daily Devotions for Living by Faith. Strengthen your faith with These Days, an inspiring and uplifting daily devotional! Each issue of These Days features: Scripture suggestions, thought-provoking daily reflections written by clergy and lay leaders, Inspiring prayers, Adult coloring pages and artwork, poems, prayers, and songs pertinent to the issue’s theme. These days is available right here at church. 
Our Bible App“Our Bible App.” is an online and app driven source for devotions from a Protestant perspective. In fact for advent this year they are producing out advent devotional from last year. Holy Nights: Advent Through John. So hop over to the app store and download and enjoy our dictionary and many others to uplift you through the year. 

The Upper Room Disciplines 2023: A Book of Daily Devotions Center your heart and mind on God each day with The Upper Room Disciplines. Readings in this

year-long devotional will awaken and strengthen your awareness of God’s presence in your daily life. Each week a different Christian thought leader offers daily meditations, scripture readings, and prayers that will help you engage God’s Word. Based on the Revised Common Lectionary, Disciplines features: a focal scripture passage for each day, short daily meditations from 53 thought leaders from diverse Christian traditions, a reflection or prayer to carry with you each day, weekly scripture overviews, an index of scripture readings, and a guide to daily prayer.

Our Daily Bread. It is a calendar-style devotional booklet published by Our Daily Bread Ministries. The booklet is one of the most widely read Christian devotionals in circulation today. Each day gives you a short bible passage to read and highlights a main verse from that passage. This is followed by thoughts on the passage. It is written by a different author each day, and also features additional Bible passages for people following Our Daily Bread’s “Bible In One Year” reading program.So if you looking to dip your toes into the devotional waters this short pocket size booklet may be for you. Bonus, it’s available right outside the church doors. 

Devotional Spotlight: Walking in Grace – 366 Inspirational Devotions for an Abundant Life in Christ Walking in Grace Devotional holds 366 grace-filled devotions designed to offer courage, hope, and wisdom to women. This daily devotional is a haven of calm contemplation amid the busyness of life. Each devotional includes a Scripture verse, a devotion, a thought-provoking question, and a prayer. You can find this lovely book on Amazon. Bonus: the imitation leather version is on sale. You can also check out the Author Dalene Reyburn on right now media.