The Bible is a big book, written in ancient languages to people living long before contemporary culture. For folks unfamiliar with the people and practices it contains, it can also be confusing. It helps to read such words along with a commentary, designed to explain perplexing passages, or with a devotional, which tend to highlight one short passage at a time. One inspiring new devotional, which does just that, is Ordinary Graces: Word Gifts for any Season (Abingdon Press, 2017), by Connecticut author and speaker Lucinda Secrest McDowell.
Wife, mom, writer, friend, sharing God in my everyday life through “Faith Notes.”
Get Faith Notes
Sign up and receive an encouraging Faith Note in your inbox twice each month.
abuse Adoption Advent Book review books change children Christian book reviews christian faith Christmas church death discouragement dreams easter encouragement faith family farming fear gifts God god's grace God's love grace grief healing hope Jesus joy Lent life loss love Motherhood peace prayer purpose rest Ruth suffering trust trusting God Valentine's Day writing