Monday, November 26, 2012

Josh McDowell's One Year Book of Youth Devotions

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Josh McDowell's One Year Book of Youth Devotions
by Josh McDowell
& Bob Hostetler

ISBN-13: 9780842343015
Trade Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Released: April 15, 1999

Source: Bought through

Book Description from Goodreads:
Aimed directly at the needs and interests of preteens and teens, "The One Year Josh McDowell's Youth Devotions" is a Right From Wrong devotional that helps young people apply the Scriptures in daily decision making. Covering a host of topics that are relevant to today's teens, this devotional encourages teens to think through difficult choices, enabling them to discover why certain choices are right or wrong.

My Review:
Josh McDowell's Youth Devotions is a daily, year-long devotional for teenagers. The authors used a tone and examples that teens will probably find engaging and even funny.

Each devotional was one page long, so they're quick to read. For each day, a short reading from the Bible was assigned. You needed to look it up yourself. Then a Bible verse was quoted, often from the assigned reading. Next, the main text was mostly a story or matching game that illustrated a point from that day's reading. A paragraph or two tied the Bible reading and the example together and stated the point clearly. The authors then suggested some things to reflect on and a prayer. They also sometimes suggested an activity that might help put the lesson into practice or remind you of the lesson.

Overall, I thought the points were good ones and that teenagers would be willing to do these devotionals. I'd recommend it.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

Excerpt: Read an excerpt using Google Preview.

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