Deeply Loved: 40 Ways in 40 Days to Experience the Heart of Jesus 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.
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.
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 Life, Rest: Living in Sabbath Simplicity, Listen: Finding God in the Story of Your Life, Oxygen: Deep Breathing for the Soul. I’ve also skimmed both Deeper Into the Word: Old Testament: Reflections on 100 Words from the Old Testament and Deeper into the Word: Reflections on 100 Words From the New Testament and they’re both wonderful as well.
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