About the Book
Our days are filled with busyness: work meetings, family obligations, church responsibilities, and more. We know that we need to spend time with God, but how often does reading the Bible become an item to be checked off of our to-do list? Behold: 40 Days of Seeing and Savoring God is an invitation to just sit with God. Spend time with Him. Enjoy His presence. This devotional is filled with open-ended prompts and lots of blank space to write. For 40 days, let’s taste and see His goodness together!
In My Opinion
This is not your typical devotional book. Two things stood out to me immediately upon reading the first chapter of Behold: 40 Days of Seeing and Savoring God. First, Sarah J. Callen doesn’t include the scripture passages (only the references) in this devotional. I appreciated this for a few reasons. It encourages readers to open the word of God and not just a devotional book. Plus, you can read the version you like best or the one you are most used to reading. And digging into the Word means you can read around the passages in the devotional for context or if you want to dig deeper. It is an open invitation to spend more time in the Bible.
I also appreciated that the author gives a few of her thoughts but encouraged me to slow down, to sit, slow down, and reflect on what in that day’s Bible reading stood out to me. This is a book that lends itself to journaling and diving deep.
Callen also occasionally gives readers opportunity throughout this devotional to choose their own scripture. If you are searching for something that lends itself more to Scripture reading, reflection, and contemplation than a quick devotional to mark a daily quiet time off your to-do list, consider picking up a copy of Behold.
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