You will enjoy a 365-day devotional filled with meditations on faith, hope, and love from the writers of Our Daily Bread. These daily readings will provide encouragement through excerpts from God’s Word, engaging stories, and compelling quotes. You are invited on a journey to build your faith in God and in His Word, to know there is hope for your present and future, and to fall more deeply in love with Him.
|Publisher:||Our Daily Bread Publishing|
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|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
Our Daily Bread is distributed around the world and is translated into more than fifty languages. Each month, millions of readers turn to the pages of this beloved devotional for inspiration, comfort, peace, and hope. Visit odb.org for more information.
Dave Branon is a senior editor for Discovery House and has written articles for the Our Daily Bread devotional booklet since 1988. Among his seventeen published books are Heads Up Sports Devotions, Living the Psalms Life, Stand Firm, and Beyond the Valley. Dave and his wife, Sue, live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Bill Crowder, who spent over twenty years in pastoral ministry, is vice president of ministry content at Our Daily Bread Ministries. He is a contributor to Our Daily Bread, cohost of Discover the Word radio program, and author of many Bible studies and books. He and his wife, Marlene, have five children and several grandchildren.
Dr. James Banks has been a pastor and church planter for more than thirty years. Through articles, devotionals, videos, podcasts, and books—including his best-selling Prayers for Prodigals—he encourages people to pray. He and his wife, Cari, live in Durham, North Carolina, and have two adult children. Learn more at JamesBanks.org.
Julie Ackerman Link was a popular author with Our Daily Bread readers, and her insightful and inspiring articles have touched millions of lives around the world. Julie worked in publishing and started her career at Zondervan, where she served as managing editor of devotional and self-help books. She authored Above All, Love. After a lengthy battle with cancer, Julie went to be with the Lord in April 2015.
Xochitl (soh-cheel) Dixon equips and encourages readers to embrace God's grace and grow deeper in their personal relationships with Christ and others. Through daily struggles with chronic pain, she continues to trust God’s plan and pace. Xochitl is a regular contributor to the Our Daily Bread devotional and other publications. She serves as an author, speaker, and blogger at xedixon.com, and she enjoys being a praying mom, traveling, photography, reading, singing, and being married to her best friend, Dr. W. Alan Dixon Sr.
The Bible talks about Faith, Hope, and Love "What Really Matters: Faith. Hope.. Love. 365 Daily Devotions from Our Daily Bread" was compiled by Our Daily Bread Ministries and printed by Discovery House. The book is a collection of "Our Daily Bread" articles and focuses on the three eternal traits (Faith, Hope, and Love) of the redeemed. Those "subtitles" are linked to 1 Corinthians 13. The general editor, Dave Branon, states that those are the ones that really matter. The daily contribution deal with one of these three traits. They are based on a specific Bible passage that should be read before the devotional. Then the devotional by one of the authors is introduced with a Bible verse which is sometimes, but not always, taken from the daily reading. The contributors explain the verse, most often with examples from their own experience or from the live of other Christians., sometimes also challenging the readers (e.g., Dave Branon on Jan 5: "As you think about your situation, how do you see God's role ..."). Every contribution concludes with a brief quote. The links in the table of contents in the digital version allow readers to jump to the first day of each month. This is very helpful as well as the scripture index containing verses and dates at the end of the book is a really helpful tool when readers want to search for the contribution to a specific verse. The short devotionals (about two to three pages) can be used as an encouragement when the readers do not have a lot of time for Bible study and I recommend the book for these uses. I do not recommend the book for readers who are looking for an extensive Bible study since this is not the goal of the book. The complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley free of charge. I was under no obligation to offer a positive review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. #WhatReallyMatters #NetGalley
I read through this book really fast to post this review. This is a wonderful book and would make a great gift. Each day has a bible verse and a story. This book is full of daily encouragement. Thank you Discovery House via NetGalley for the complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
What Really Matters is about just that. This book of short readings, one for each day, is about living a life in accord with one's values and beliefs. Taking the few minutes in the morning (or later) to pause, read and reflect, is a wonderful way to have a day that is filled with kindness and mindfulness. There are suggestions for bible verses to study which I think readers may delve into further should they wish. I myself don't. The book is geared towards those who are Christian but the underlying messages are for everyone. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this book in exchange for an honest review.
A collecton of articles from Our Daily Bread, "What Really Matters: Faith, Hope, Love" offers readers a year's worth of devotionals that are challenging, encouraging, and practical. The articles focus on these three characteristics which spur us on in this life and anchor us for eternal life with Christ in heaven. If you're looking for a full-fledged Bible study, this book is not for you, but if you're looking to start or end your day with a few verses of Scripture and a short devotional thought, then this book is exactly what you're looking for. It's very biblically founded (thanks to Our Daily Bread's commitment to truth). "What Really Matters: Faith, Hope, Love" offers snippets of Bible teaching as well as encouraging stories of God at workin various ways. If you're looking for a quick, in-and-out kind of spiritual focus each day, "What Really Matters" fits the bill. Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for this honest review. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.