31 Days of Great Nonfiction: Deeply Loved

Deeply LovedDeeply Loved: 40 Ways in 40 Days to Experience the Heart of JesusDeeply Loved: 40 Ways in 40 Days to Experience the Heart of Jesus by Keri Wyatt Kent by Keri Wyatt Kent

Often I find devotionals to be a little too light on content, but that was not at all the case with Deeply Loved. Kent’s book is thoughtful and thought-provoking and the action steps that finish each section allow you to go much deeper in application.

While it’s structured to be read in 40 days, the action steps are so worthwhile, and many of them are such that aren’t a one-time thing, it would be easy to use the book as a weekly resource, to then focus on the follow-up action throughout the next week, instead of limiting it to one day. However, if you’re looking for a devotional for Lent, I’d highly recommend this one as the timing works so well.

My only complaint with the book is that the cover and many of the examples make the book seem to be more feminine in focus, and are likely to be off-putting to many males (or at least they would be to the guys I know). It’s a shame, because the content itself isn’t exclusive to women. I don’t reread many books, but this is one that I plan on rereading, because the material is so good.

Publisher’s Description:
Jesus loves you. That profound fact has been changing lives around the world for centuries. Yet, there are days when you don t experience this completely in your own life. So, how do you get to the very core of that statement on a deep, personal level? Keri Wyatt Kent wants to help you fully experience the heart of Jesus love in “Deeply Loved.” Using the gospel stories of Jesus, reflection, and personal stories, Kent will guide you through 40 days of how to create space in your life for Jesus to show up and love you. Deeply.

31 Days of Great Nonfiction

Keri Wyatt Kent is a prolific author, with many fabulous books. I haven’t quite read all of them, but I have read and loved Breathe: Creating Space for God in a Hectic LifeBreathe: Creating Space for God in a Hectic Life by Keri Wyatt Kent, Rest: Living in Sabbath SimplicityRest: Living in Sabbath Simplicity by Keri Wyatt Kent, Listen: Finding God in the Story of Your LifeListen: Finding God in the Story of Your Life by Keri Wyatt Kent, Oxygen: Deep Breathing for the SoulOxygen: Deep Breathing for the Soul by Keri Wyatt Kent. I’ve also skimmed both Deeper Into the Word: Old Testament: Reflections on 100 Words from the Old TestamentDeeper Into the Word: Old Testament: Reflections on 100 Words from the Old Testament by Keri Wyatt Kent and Deeper into the Word: Reflections on 100 Words From the New TestamentDeeper into the Word: Reflections on 100 Words From the New Testament by Keri Wyatt Kent and they’re both wonderful as well.

To see all the books featured in 31 Days of Great Nonfiction, go to the series page.

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book from the publisher for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting The Deliberate Reader!

Comments

  1. I agree with you about how a lot of devotionals are a bit “fluffy” so it’s great to hear about one that’s not. I’m getting ready to start Jesus Calling, but I’ll put this on my list for Lent!

  2. I have a book that sounds similar to this but is for a full year (Finding Peace and Happiness…I think is the name) that I love. I really enjoy books like these that help you focus on small changes that help you find peace, happiness, and/or deeper relationship with God.

  3. Thanks! I’m always on the look out for a new devotional book : )

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