Not Just A Hearer But A Doer
I recently read a devotional book by Yolanda Shanks entitled Not Just A Hearer, But A Doer: Deliberately Living Life Devotional Study. The title caught my eye because I feel like as Christians we can hear a lot of messages, but never actually do them or put them into action - and deliberate living is definitely the answer. The description reads:
"We sit in the pews. We sing the songs. We recite
Scripture–Scripture we know by heart. And yet buried in the midst of this routine are commands and requests straight from the Most High that go ignored. We've become so reliant on God fulfilling His end of the bargain that we fail to follow through with ours.
We've Become Hearers.
In 31 days, Yolanda Shanks' devotional study, Not Just a Hearer but a Doer, will help you find calls to action within Scripture... and then act upon them. Starting with small things, like seeing that the Lord is good and working your way up to bigger actions, such as being a bold witness for Christ, you'll soon have the tools, desire and confidence to put Scripture into practice. Just as God
God wants doers."
This is a 31 day devotional study book, with spaces in the book to write and respond to questions. The book opens with an introduction explaining why Yolanda wrote this book, an opening prayer, and a selection of Christian quotations. It's then followed by the 31 devotions broken up into chapters and a closing prayer. Each daily devotion includes a picture, an illustration, a Bible verse (KJV, which I appreciated - it's difficult to find devotions using the KJV), background of the Scripture, Yolanda's interpretation, a practical application, additional Scriptures for you to memorize, and a space to write in and personalize the Scripture to your life. Yolanda's writing is clear, concise, relatable, and to the point. I enjoyed reading her commentary on the Scriptures. This is a great month-long devotional for any Christian reader.
I received a copy of this book from BookCrash in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.