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Christian In Training: A 40 day Devotional [Kindle Edition]

Pauline Creeden
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Draw closer to god in just 2 minutes per day!

This series of short 2-minute devotions relates the Scriptures to Horsemanship, giving the reader and rider a new insight into God's word. Even if you have no experience with horses whatsoever, you can glean amazing insight into the workings of God through your relationship with Him.

First begun as a weekly devotion in "More From Ruby" - the website addition from RUBY FOR WOMEN Magazine.


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  • File Size: 558 KB
  • Print Length: 148 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: AltWit Press (January 5, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006UIVGQS
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #246,377 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Insight and a Joy to Read! January 27, 2012
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To say this is an excellent devotional for horsemen and women is such a huge understatement that I am loathe to try to qualify it at all. I didn't know what to expect when I started reading; maybe something cutesy and trite, but I did not expect the depth of insight author Pauline Creeden infuses into these forty chapters. I am a follower of Jesus and I am intimately knowledgeable about horses and horse training, so this book is right up my alley.

Let me just hush and share my favorite parts: "As followers of Jesus, we are to become all things to all people. The good [horse] trainer...[doesn't] change who [she is as she's training] different horses, just how she [rides] each horse." Day Four. (What an excellent explanation of Apostle Paul's meaning in 1 Cor 9:22!)

And what about Day Nine: (paraphrased) If we take a trained horse and stop his training, expecting him to just stay tuned up for the rest of his life, we are in for a fall. Like the horse, if we don't stay in the Word, constantly learning for the rest of our lives, we will get rusty and eventually become no better than a hay burner and pasture pet (my words, not hers!). But you get the gist -- comparing horse training to Disciple training is expertly done in this devotional.

I won't belabor the examples, but take note of Day 34, regarding sin and the scars it places on our spirits. You will be amazed how Creeden demonstrates biblical principals based on her love of God and her knowledge of horse training.

Kudos to Creeden!

Ellen C Maze
Author of Amazon #1 Top-rated Christian Thriller "Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Blessing March 18, 2012
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I love this book. The author has shared so many profound insights on the needs and behaviour of horses. An animal I love!
I've never owned a horse, but I have worked with horses and ridden a lot over the years.
The way she explained spiritual truths by using the training of horses, was quite profound.
The book has been designed so that each chapter is a daily reading, which is lovely. And the occasional photographs are a treat.
Chapter Twenty Two really spoke to me. I've prayed the beautifully simple Jabez prayer every morning for years now. Trusting God to protect me and enlarge my borders. And I can say in all honesty He has answered me in so many amazing ways.
If you are a Christian and love horses, you will enjoy and be blessed by this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars <3 January 28, 2013
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Love this book. I love that I can relate it to horses and my life with them. They are such a huge part of my life that this was a great experience.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!! January 26, 2013
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My one and only complaint about this book is that it ended too soon. I read it daily, sometimes reading ahead a day or two, then going back and rereading the previous day's devotions. The author not only knows the Bible, but she knows her horses as well and the analogies she makes are right on target. They teach without preaching, and were a blessing to me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Devotional July 26, 2013
By J.M.
Format:Kindle Edition
When I got married, one of the hardest things for me to adjust was my devotional time. I love sitting down in the evening time. Right after a shower and before I would go to bed, I would journal, pour my heart out to God on paper and read the Bible, and then drift off in peace. That was my time with God. Kind of makes it difficult when there's someone else in the room. So after nearly 11 years of marriage, I've still haven't figure that out. Of course, we did add kids to the mix. Is there such a thing as quiet time then?

So when I started reading Christian in Training, A 40 Day Devotional by Pauline Creeden, I was like, why haven't I found something like this before? Each chapter is short, almost too short because then you're tempted to read the next chapter and the next one without letting the information sink in. She calls it a 2-minute devotion. It's to the point and simple to understand as she begins each chapter with a verse and an illustration of how our relationship with God is much like the relationship between a horse and its trainer. I love reading stuff like that, because then something clicks in my brain and I have better understanding of my own walk with the Lord.

I recommend, even if you're not a horse lover, you'll appreciate its candor and learn something new about horses.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Horsey Christian Devotional June 17, 2013
By Corrine
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I ordered this book because I wanted a horse related Christ centered devotional book. I love to hear how God and horses work together for life applications. I do devotions at a girls horse camp and can use some of these devotionals for them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A blessing for anyone, not just horse lovers February 22, 2012
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I've never owned a horse, and only ridden one a few times. None the less, this devotional uses the relationship between a horse and its trainer as an analogy to our relationship with God. Each day begins with a Scripture verse, then the reading describes something about a horse and trainer, then demonstrates how that can be translated into our life in God.

One of the marvels of God's word is that it is layer upon layer in meaning. Pauline, at times, sees something in her reading of Scripture that I don't. This is what makes reading another's devotional valuable. Discovering a new way to apply a verse. Her use of horse and trainer to see meaning in Scripture is fresh, and could appeal to anyone.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!!!
Wonderful read for people who Love God and horses. Very nicely written. Great job in tying scripture and horses together.
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Christian devotional for horse lovers!
I have loved horses my whole life and owned them for the last 10 years and this book is a Godsend! I have always told people I felt closer to God when I'm working with a horse... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Megan Welch
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Reading for your Spiritual Journey
This 40 day devotional brings wonder-filled spiritual messages to you through our connection to animals - particularily horses. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kairos
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice devotional for horse-lovers (and others)
This devotional is designed to be read in two minutes every day for forty days. Of course, some people will just read it cover to cover like I did and still benefit from Pauline... Read more
Published 11 months ago by A. Reader
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring!
What a clever idea! Pauline Creeden compared horse training to the Christian walk. As a horse lover, I thoroughly enjoyed this devotional. I had two slight problems. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Sheila Hollinghead
5.0 out of 5 stars Insight and Devotion, a Great Combination
Pauline Creeden has taken her knowledge of horses and devotion to combine them into this excellent 40 day devotional reading. I loved this book. Read more
Published 11 months ago by LynnD
5.0 out of 5 stars Christian in Training
A wonderful read! My girls, who are horse lovers, and I would read a devotion a day and enjoyed it. We looked forward to the next devotion and sometimes just couldn't wait until... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Babs
5.0 out of 5 stars A great morning starter for the Christian horse lover
Quick morning thoughts that tie scripture to horsemanship to daily living. I liked it so much I bought 10 copies to give to my barn friends.
Published 16 months ago by Marsha Tilford
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Even a Horse Lover and I Love This
The biblical applications in this devotion are so simple and yet profound. But isn't that what we all discover about God and the salvation he offers through Christ? Read more
Published 17 months ago by Melissa Lee
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More About the Author

In simple language, Pauline Creeden creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long. Pauline is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy.

Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. It is also the 2013 Book Junkie's Choice Winner in Historical Fiction. #1 Bestseller on Amazon in Christian Fantasy (April 2013)

Her debut novel, Sanctuary, won 1st Place Christian YA Title 2013 Dante Rosetti Award and is now available as an audiobook. #1 Bestseller on Amazon in Christian Sci/Fi and Fantasy (October 2013)

First Impression: A Shadow Maven Paranormal is her first mystery. It's a dark urban/paranormal fantasy and was just released in March 2014.

Abiding Flame: A Catalyst Novel is a Christian Science fiction/dark fantasy that has been described as a Star Trek episode with Frank Peretti influences. It will be released in June 24 with Prism Book Group's new ILLUMINATE line.

One of Pauline's short stories has won the CCW Short Story contest. Other short stories have been published in Fear & Trembling Magazine, Obsidian River and Avenir Eclectia. An urban fantasy short will appear in The Book of Sylvari: An Anthology of Elves from Port Yonder Press, and a vampire short will appear in Monsters! from Diminished Media Group.



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