Devotions from the Garden
by Miriam Drennan
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Released: March 31, 2015
Source: Review copy from the publisher through BookLook Bloggers.
Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
There's nothing on earth like the peace and loveliness of a magnificent garden. It's the place where Adam and Eve first fellowshipped with God, and where you, too, can escape from this chaotic world into His loving arms of beauty and serenity. These ninety devotions explore the parallels of life with elements of the garden to help you see God, to sense His presence, to soothe your soul, and to rest in knowing He is with you throughout each day.
Devotions from the Garden is a book of 90 devotionals that show the parallels between gardening and how God works in our lives. The book is full of colorful photographs of gardens and garden plants. Each devotional started with a verse and ended with a suggested prayer. The devotional talked about the trials and joys of gardening or about gardening hints and then tied that in to help us better understand the verse. The author has a solid theology so I appreciated the truths she brought out through her gardening parallels.
While non-gardeners can probably get something out of this devotional, it's really talking to those who understand the work and enjoyment found in gardening. Reading each devotional doesn't take long, but it leaves you with something to think about for the day or while you garden which will point your thoughts and praise toward God. I call that a good devotional.
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