Friday, November 18, 2022

New Devotional: Loving God, Loving Others

 





Happy Friday, My Lovelies!  Today I'm thrilled to share with you a beautiful devotional from Blessed Is SheLoving God, Loving Others: 52 Devotions to Create Connections That Last.  I am very happy to have received a copy because I plan on using it as my 2023 weekly devotional.

About Loving God, Loving Others: 52 Devotions to Create Connections That Last

Publisher: Thomas Nelson (November 15, 2022)

Hardcover: 208 Pages

Your longing for meaningful connection is a good and holy desire. God made us to love one another, and we love because He first loved us. In Loving God, Loving Others, the ladies of the Catholic community Blessed is She pour their hearts onto the page to invite you into a deeper relationship with the One who loves you in order that you may pour out His love into every relationship in your life and create connections that last.

Over the course of 52 weeks, you’re invited to reflect on six rungs of relationships in your life: your relationship with God, yourself, your family of origin, your family or loved ones today, your friendships, and your workplace. 

In each section, you’ll uncover:

  • God’s relentless pursuit of your heart
  • Evidence of His promise to heal our hurts
  • How to deepen your relationship with God through prayer and the sacraments
  • The value of healthy boundaries
  • The joy of vulnerability in Christian relationships
  • God’s plan to use community to edify our hearts
  • The importance of prioritizing different kinds of relationships
  • Six different women in the Blessed is She community share more about their personal stories to inspire you to find health and healing in your own relationships.

Each devotional entry includes:

  • A Scripture reference
  • A devotion written by one of six Blessed is She authors
  • Prompts for reflection
  • Designed full-color pages with original art
  • By the end of the 52 weeks, you will come away with greater clarity and self-knowledge of the One who loves you and how His love fills you with the compassion, self-control, and kindness you need for every other relationship in your life.

In these pages, may the lonely find comfort. May the tired find rest. May the betrayed find healing. And may the healed ones heal others. We were made to do this life with God and with one another, so come with the hopefulness of forming connections that matter, connections that last.


My Review:

I have not read this entire devotional yet, however I've read a couple of the entries.  I know I'm going to enjoy it based on what I've read.  It is a beautiful book, and it has a pretty white satin bookmark attached to it.  The foiling on the cover is so pretty!  Below is a photo of what an entry looks like from the Blessed is She website:



I really can't add much to the book blurb because it is so well-written, but I would like to add this:


The premise for the devotional comes from Matthew 22:36-40.  Jesus teaches us that all of God's commandments fall under these two.


Here is the biblical reference:

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

~Matthew 22:36-40


This would make a very thoughtful Christmas present, and I'm planning on ordering a few for friends and family members.




Disclosure:  I'd like to thank Thomas Nelson for sending me this beautiful book via TLC Book Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review.  


Until next time...

Happy reading!
Ricki Jill



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