Thomas Nelson Inc, Dec 11, 2012 - 400 pages
Live Second: 365 Ways to Make Jesus First is a daily devotional that is a bit different then your typical devotional book you might be used to, it was very refreshing to read. The introduction basically spells out how exactly to use this devotional, as mentioned it’s not your typical devotional. It’s broken up into 12 sessions dealing with issues we Christians face, from growing to leading, following to committing, this book offers everyday short readings that are deep, inspiring, and even life changing to the reader.
I love that this devotional does not try to replace the bible. There are verses written within it, but it’s not enough to just have 2 or 3 verses on a page it also tells the reader to “Read the whole passage in Isaiah 53:1-12” (as an example). The passage is not written on the page, which I truly enjoy, because it eliminate a really dense and overwhelmingly filled page of the day’s devotional and instead leaves a clear short and to the point devotional on the page, it also makes the reader OPEN their own bible and read. Love it.
This is definitely the most interactive devotional I have ever read. It includes QR codes to watch videos, links, hashtags to share thoughts with other readers on daily devotionals, prayers, and questions for the reader to answer for themselves.
I love this devotional, if you’re strapped for time it will not take up too much of it, and if you have plenty of time you can use this book to its maximum advantage. It’s great for young and old and absolutely wonderfully organized. Thank you Thomas Nelson for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review of the book.