On this Day in Christian History is a devotional that you read each day, but since I was reading this book to review it, I read three or more a day…depending on what was read. Some of these stories are quite thought provoking and once I hit upon one of those, I would stop and digest what I just read.
There is one devotional a day, which I liked because it didn’t feel intimidating. Each page gave you the title and story, the date, and the Bible verse or verses; no page numbers in this book. The story given for each day differs but all the stories direct you inward. They make you think about the person you just read and due to the story, you tend to spiritually inspect yourself. The verse at the end helps encompass the reading.
I enjoyed reading about the different accounts and learning more about Christ through those who have walked with Him. The stories are interesting enough to bring you back day after day and on some days it’s hard to read just one because you are drawn to the next day and what you will discover there.
The book also has a handy index at the end that separates the days into topics. This allows you to customize your read. For example, if you want to read about parenting then you can look in the index and read the days that talk about this subject. Since there was a topical index, it would have been nice to include the topic somewhere on each page to use as a reference.
I would definitely recommend this book to those who want to be challenged in their daily walk. Reading about others and their faith, their trials, and even their death does help put your life in perspective and gives encouragement to the reader. This could also be used as a supplement to any other Bible or daily reading you might have.
This is a great book and I know it’ll become a devotional I read often.
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