Thursday, May 5, 2011

31 Days of Power

I am always looking for new book studies to do, so when I got the chance to review "31 Days of Power" by Ruth Myers I was really excited. I thought it would be a great book to add to my daily devotions.

This book was written to help you empower your spiritual life. It talks about the spiritual warfare that we go through every day, and talks about the steps to take such as overcoming the world, putting on the armor of God, and being anointed with power, just as a few examples. What I did not expect when I opened this book were Bible verses paraphrased. I felt like I would get more by simply reading the scripture that was laid out. For example, in day 4, when I should have been reading about the power of goodness, I would rather have actually read Psalm 89:11-14, Deuteronomy 32:4 and Jeremiah 29:11 rather than reading the author's version of these scriptures.

I can see how this book would be really good for people who don't understand scripture easily, or for those who like reading many different translations of the Bible. I personally would rather interpret scripture for myself rather than have someone interpret it for me. The best part of the book to me was the end, where Myers quit quoting scripture and laid out the dynamics of spiritual warfare and how we as Christians can fight every day. That was more helpful to me than any of the other chapters throughout the book.

Was the book well-written? Yes. Was it easy to understand and easy to read? Yes. I would recommend this book if you like this style of devotion.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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