Yet another book review.
I just finished a small devotional book (at least that's how I read it) called In His Own Words.
It is published by Bethany House and has now specific author, eplanation following.
The book is divided into numerous two-page sections. Actually, each section has two two-page parts, so I guess the "section" is four pages. (I tried to come up with a way to say "two" three times in a row, but couldn't do it). The first part of a section consists of a quote by Jesus followed by a brief discussion of "The Story Behind What Jesus Said." Then follows "Reflections on the Words of Jesus," and "One Final Thought." Upon turning the page, you find a part entitled "Timeless Wisdom for Everyday Living," that is related to the quote from Jesus in the previous part. The first page of this part consists of references from Scripture that pertain to the quote. The second page consists of quotes from non-Biblical sources (such as C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, even people such as Mark Twain and Charles Dickens, as well as hymn writers such as Frances Havergal and John Wesley) that pertain to the same quote.
It's an excellent devotional book, as it takes only a few minutes to read each part. I read one two-page part a day. The quotes from the non-Biblical sources were especially neat, since they weren't all from sources that one would consider "Christian." Yes, boys and girls, it is possible to obtain wisdom from "heathens."
What makes my copy especially significant is that I bought it at the Barnes & Nobles store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA.
*begins counting the days to that trip to Hawaii next year*