I've had some time to catch up on my reading now that the wedding is behind us, the holidays are past, and I'm still waiting on a job to come together. Here's my latest book review of Voices of the Faithful 2, provided by BookSneeze.com. I'm a little partial to this book, as you might have guessed, and I enjoyed reading it and finding the stories from sweet friends.
When you ask someone living and working overseas, “What is the one thing that you can do for them?” , hands down, the answer will be "just pray". Prayer is powerful and workers around the world are dependent upon it each and every day. While the book, Voices of the Faithful 2, is designed to be devotional book for the reader that encourages a heart for the nations and also a bigger world view, I walked away from it with a desire to pray more for the worker, the people group, and their work in foreign lands. It was also a huge blessing to read devotional thoughts written by those that I have served alongside of, stories that I have heard before and know to be true. It also brought to light new stories and new peoples and new work that I could partner in prayer with on that specific day. I wouldn’t rank this book as a deep theological book that challenged me to the core – but I would say that it served as a catalyst to open my eyes wider to the world around me and how I could partner through prayer to continue to reach the world. It also focused my prayers – stating specifics that could be lifted up day to day and with each story. One negative that I might state about the book is that the devotions are short and at times I was left wanting to know more of the story. I also found at times that the scriptures at the top just didn't "fit" the story or devotional thought, which is somewhat frustrating for me! However, with those two negative aspects aside, it is a great quick devotional book that allows us to see a world through new eyes and from those that are living and investing their lives there. The title, Voices of the Faithful, is such a purposeful title – reminding us and calling us to pray- to pray for the worker who might be struggling with language learning, to intercede on behalf of the witch doctor that needs to repent and turn to Christ, to plead for the salvation of the lost around the world. I would recommend this book to a person that is desiring a guided method in praying for the world and for the workers serving around the world. This book is also formatted to be read through each day of the year. For the purpose of this book review, I read it over a time period of a few weeks.
This book was given to me through BookSneeze.com. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commisions' 16 CFR, Part 255.