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Friday
Jul062018

One of the best daily devotional books I have ever read

I have a collection of daily devotional books on my shelf:

Faith Alone, Martin Luther
Heart Aflame, John Calvin
Daily Readings, J.C. Ryle
Walking with God Day by Day, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
The J.I. Packer Classic Collection
Voices from the Past, Richard Rushing, ed.

I read my Bible and pray daily, but I also like to read short passages to get me thinking. Even though it is not a daily devotional in the sense that the others are (they are all dated and contain 365 readings), J.I. Packer's  Concise Theology is a fantastic daily read. I have been reading one chapter every morning with my Bible reading and prayer, and each morning, I have occasion to think about a doctrinal matter. Packer also includes Bible passages, so that if I want to look further, I can. 

The entries are short, only about two and a half pages each, and can be read in a short amount of time. But they are rich and give an excellent grounding in basic Christian doctrine. They are perhaps not meant to be devotional, but the truths explored in this volume give rise to devotion and praise. 

If you have not read it, do so, and make it a daily appointment so that you may have time to think over each truth carefully.

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Reader Comments (2)

What a great idea to read this devotionally ...I now have this one from Packer on the shelf as well and may read it in the way you suggest. Nice to see Bishop Ryle is also on your shelf...one of my favorites

July 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

I have either Heart Aflame, or 365 Days With Calvin. Whichever one I have I am not impressed with. I read Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. I found Concise Theology free on Monergism.

http://www.geocities.ws/gary_bee_za/packer/index.html#preface

July 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDiane W.

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