Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
A Year with God: Make His Thoughts Your Thoughts, Daily Readings and Reflections on God's Own Words Paperback – November 2, 2010
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Having said that there were a few things about this book that I would have liked to see done a bit differently. Being new in my relationship with The Bible I want a fuller understanding of the entire Bible. This book only deals with scripture from the Old Testament. But being that there is a second book in this series that deals with Jesus I guess it is understandable. Given how this book was set up I think with both books I would be able to get the fuller understanding that comes from both Testaments.
While the stories in the book did help give meaning to the scripture they weren't "captivating". Well most of them weren't. There were a few stories that I connected with, but for the most part I just didn't love the stories. It was a good book and I liked the idea of it. There were just a few things that really kept this from being what I would call an great book.
Devotionals are a dime a dozen.
R.P. Nettelhorst has decided to write a devotional that focuses in the verses that contain God's dialogue and the revelations of himself to uniquely speak to the reader. A Year With God, follows each reading with insights and applications to help explain the context and nuances of each text.
What I liked the most about this book was the fact that the author choses various translations (CEV, Holman, Message, NAS, NIV, NKJ, NLT and NRSV) for each day - handpicking the one that best fits the tone of the verse.
A Year With God is also broken up into topics at the beginning of the book (very much like My Utmost For His Highest). The topics include: Hope and Fear, Love and Hate, Perseverance and Quitting, Faith and Doubt, Loyalty and Betrayal, Companionship and Isolation, Mercy and Judgment, Forgiveness and Anger, Joy and Sadness, and Peace and Conflict.
What a joy it is to begin each day by reading what God has to say on each of these subjects.
And I guess that's what helps this book standout above the rest, whereas most devos are pouring in verses from all over - this one only gives you the words of an Old Testament God.
I liked Nettleworst's voice and his insight, I found it easy to read and at times refreshing. For those of you looking for a great devotional to start the year with, or to give this year at Christmas - highly recommended.
I think this is a great devotional for people wondering where God is in times of trouble, considering the Old Testament was full of these. And I think I can teach people about how God speaks differently to each of us. I have to be honest didn't read every word of the book, but from what I did read, various pages from all sections, I was glad at the stories from books like Amos and Numbers and Joel along with Genesis, Isaiah and the Psalms.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the [...] book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 [...] : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Most recent customer reviews
I would consider this a great devotional for someone who is trying to discipline themselves and get into the habit of spending...Read more