Tuesday, January 28, 2014

One God, One Plan, One Life

Max Lucado's "One God, One Plan, One Life" is a one year devotional that is devoted to helping guide the daily life of young adults. What I liked about this book is that each devotion is short, to the point, and easy to understand. Getting a teenager to sit down and read a lengthy devotion on a daily basis would take a small miracle, and Lucado seems to get that. These daily readings could be read in a few minutes, easily. While the messages are relatively short, Lucado makes the effort to tie in the message to the daily life of a young adult in a way that they can easily tie in to their life.

Each devotion consists of a verse from the Bible, then a short message about the principle/message/meaning of that verse, followed by a tie in to how this relates to daily life. I think that Lucado did a great job of reaching his target audience here, which I would consider to be teenagers and young adults. I would recommend this devotional as a daily reading for middle school through college aged young adults - I believe that this age group could all get something out of this, and it would be easy to fit into a busy daily routine. Literally, it takes about three minutes to read the day's devotion.

The one thing I did not like about this devotional is that the devotions are dated, so it begins with a devotion for January 1. I always feel like if I miss a day of reading, I'm missing something when the devotions are dated, and it's one of my biggest pet peeves. I would have preferred that they were just labeled, "day one, day two, etc.", but other than that I think this is a great book, and would highly recommend it to those with young adults in their home. It could even be read together, with mom or dad over breakfast, or before school.

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received this book for free from BookSneeze.com's blogger program in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review.

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