Book Review: Be The Message Devotional

Be the Message Devotional: A 30-day Adventure in Changing the World Around You
by Kerry and Chris Shook

Most devotionals follow a fairly standard, tried-and-true format and most focus on the intimacy of your one-on-one relationship with God.  Kerry and Chris Shook’s new 30-day devotional, Be the Message, helps readers make the transition from personal faith to faith-applied.  This follows through with their theme in the book, Be The Message, about how the gospel is not so much about what we say, but about how we live.

Each day’s reading is short and to-the-point.  The daily reading includes sections called:  Open Yourself to a dynamic encounter with God, Open God’s Word to hear God’s message, Open Your Mind to understand God’s message here and now, Open Your Heart to the divine whisper, Open Your Life to God’s transforming power, Open Your Arms to a world that needs to receive God’s incarnate message through you.

Most of the lessons about the Scripture are fairly standard, inspirational, but not particularly surprising, eye-opening or fresh.  However, this devotional would be great for someone who wants to learn about loving others, serving others, and living out the Gospel through service, compassion, and practical acts of mercy.  This is what sets this devotional apart.

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I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and 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.”

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