By Bernard Bangley
Harold Shaw Publishers
Wheaton Illinois
1998

Reviewed by Fylvia Fowler Kline, Assistant Director, General Conference Stewardship

When it comes to devotional books, everyone—the young and the old, the graduate student and the high school dropout—wants the same thing. We all want devotionals that are thought-provoking, yet simple and brief. We don’t want the frills of thee’s and thou’s or heavy theology.

Bangley’s compilation of daily readings from the spiritual classics is just that. The readings are brief—Some as short as eight lines, but none that go over a page. The format is clear—A Bible text, a devotional reading, and a personal response. The language is simple—Be it Evagrius Ponticus, Martin Luther, or John Donne, you can understand it the first time through!

The best of the spiritual classics come together in this treasury. These readings are gleaned from the writings of more than 60 inspiring men and women of God, including some never before in print. For every day of the year, there is one reading, one specific thought to deepen your faith.

Let this book guide you through the year and draw you nearer to God’s heart.

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January–March, 1999

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