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To Live with Christ [Kindle Edition]

Bo Giertz
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The devotional writings of noted Swedish pastor, bishop, and author Bo Giertz offer what foreword writer John Pless calls "sturdy confessional Lutheranism with warm piety born of confidence in the Gospel." To Live With Christ translates a collection of Giertz's classic devotions for those who want to explore their Christian faith and to connect God's Word in their daily lives. The devotional readings embrace the church-year calendar, just as Giertz did, preparing you for Sunday worship service. Each Christ-centered devotion includes a Bible reading, meditation, and a prayer. The collection points readers to the cross of Christ, offering the assurance of God's grace, love, and forgiveness, helping them draw closer to their Lord.

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  • File Size: 2143 KB
  • Print Length: 838 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0758613822
  • Publisher: Concordia Publishing House (April 1, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002QCJO5C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL DAILY DEVOTIONAL RESOURCE August 13, 2008
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If you haven't read Giertz's "Hammer of God," do so now. Also, if you're seeking a daily devotional that is Christ centered, cross focused, buy this one also.

It is currently my daily devotional and I'm getting much out of it. Giertz is very much a joy to the Christian faithful, because he stresses so much the certainty we have in Christ! And he accomplishes this by contended fervently for the faith handed down to the saints without being contentious.

Each day is linked to the historic Church Year, with a Scripture reading, commentary and concluding prayer. Prime soul food! Bon Appetit!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Yearly Devotionals Yet! August 14, 2008
Over the last several years, I've used a variety of devotional books, some shorter ones, some year-long ones like "To Live With Christ." Many of them have been excellent, but I think that this work by Bo Giertz surpasses them all. I have been using it for two or three months now, and have consistently been impressed by the content and the applicability of his writing. It is very Christ-centered, filled with rich Lutheran theology. The prayers are beautifully written and often the highlight of the devotions. I also like the fact that many of the readings are continuous through several days, so you get to study several chapters of a particular book of the Bible in a sequence.

Bo Giertz' down-to-earth writing is a pleasure, and thanks to the translators for bringing this fine work into English! This devotional will undoubtedly remain a classic to be read and re-read through the years. I would enthusiastically recommend it to Christians of any level of Biblical knowledge; you will be enriched by it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gradually becoming a favorite companion September 18, 2009
By Eric
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Devotional books have never been my cup of tea. I have tended to view them as ready made meditations that provide a shortcut to the Lord. At least that has been my excuse! Lancelot Andrewes among others showed me the error and arrogance of that view. Having read and loved Hammer of God, when I learned of this volume from Bo Giertz I couldn't help but buy it. I have been using this devotional on and off for several months and have found myself using it ever more frequently. Giertz has a clear but penetrating understanding of the Scriptures that draws you back. He is a wonderful teacher and writer and one can only hope that more of his writings become available in English.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great way to start the day. June 24, 2009
I pretty much evaluate devotional books by my anticipation of opening it every day. Giertz' book Hammer of God has been one of the more influential books in my life and when I saw this I thought that I probably couldn't go wrong. Every morning I sit at my dining room table and am fed not only by my cereal but by the solid insights of this devotion. Two things I like a lot, first that it follows the church year. This year (2008-2009) it has followed pretty perfectly but I assume that in future years there may have to be some adjustments due to the moving of Easter. The other is that the prayers at the end of the insights are substantial yet informal. Daily spiritual meat and potatoes...yum.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enriching devotional for daily use September 14, 2011
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Bo Giertz has assembled an encouraging daily devotion that includes thoughtful readings and inspirational prayers. They are organized according to the church year, so many of the readings are appropriate to the season, i.e. Christmas, Lent, Easter, etc. We've found this devotional useful in many different venues including personal reading, family reading, and for study as a group. Each day has a jewel to uncover about, as the title infers, Christ's life in us. And don't worry about missing a day, you can pick it up again right where you are... though you might find yourself going back and reading the ones you missed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good content, not a great binding January 13, 2013
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This is my second copy of the devotional. Bo Giertz has, in my estimation, an engaging and straight-forward preaching/devotional style. He follows a lectionary of Scripture readings that, for the most part, follows the Historic lectionary series. He is a Lutheran and understands the differences between forgiveness earned, distributed, and received--earned through His obedient life and innocent death on the cross for our sins, distributed through His Word, preaching and Sacrament, and received through or by faith alone. He is a good read, filled with Christ's Gospel comfort and very practical applications of the law.
The binding, at least in the print run I first obtained, is inferior. Be very careful breaking in your volume, and even then prepare to be disappointed with a broken binding and loose sections or pages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interestingly Different Devotions. January 8, 2013
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The format is by the Church Year, not by the calender date. Each devotion is just 2 pages with a Bible reading, Pr. Giertz's devotional, and concluding with a prayer. The short devotional is easy-to-read and understand for all ages. He writes with a special understanding that's a gift of God.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best. October 22, 2012
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The Lutheran tradition of daily Bible devotions is second to none, and within that tradition there are giants, and Bo Giertz is one of them. This ranks high for those who want to dig a little deeper each day. I rate Bp. Giertz up there with C. M. Zorn as one of the best devotional writers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Daily Devotions by Someone Who Knew Jesus Well
I have known from reading this author's book "The Hammer of God" that he had great intellect, great faith and great piety. Read more
Published 1 month ago by rodger dale
5.0 out of 5 stars Holds a Candle Beside the Likes of Bonhoeffer and Yes, Even Blessed...
The only time I wasn't a Christian in the Lutheran understanding of the faith was for the first few weeks of my postpartum life. Read more
Published 3 months ago by James West
3.0 out of 5 stars Great book, no index
I love the devotions although I take issue with the writer on his position on John's baptism which he places in a questionable position. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Stephen C. Sanderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great devotional. Wonderful insights by
Bo Giertz.
Published 4 months ago by Lu Regan-Twigg
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best devotional ever. I used it every day last year, and will do so again this year.
Published 4 months ago by Charlie Brue
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational!!!
Inspiring and insightful daily devotional journey through the Bible and the Church year. Very perceptive with emphasis on God's law and Christ's Gospel. I loved it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Gloria Tellschow
5.0 out of 5 stars This has been the best devotional I have ever used
This has been the best devotional I have ever used. It is in depth without being dull, relevant without being fluffy. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Benjamin Meyer
5.0 out of 5 stars A devotional series that really makes the Church Year understandable.
Rev. Giertz has written a gem. He follows the entire church year with daily readings, devotional meditation, and an open ended prayer. Read more
Published 17 months ago by D. Keller
5.0 out of 5 stars A solid Biblical devotion!
Through the years I've read a variety of devotionals. This one is written with a solid belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Read more
Published 18 months ago by PJerryOKC
5.0 out of 5 stars Theological and Prayerful
To understand why these devotions are so profound you must know they are written by a long-time pastor who also served as leader of his church body. Read more
Published 20 months ago by GraceFaithLove
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