Saturday, February 12, 2011

Unto the Hills, A Daily Devotional by Billy Graham

Billy Graham is one of the most well known and respected Christian leaders of our time.  Although this book is a reprint of his original Unto the Hills first published more than twenty-five years ago, the stories are timeless, and the writing eloquent. In his preface, he talks about the changes that have taken place in the world, but how our need for the truths of the Bible never changes.

Each devotional meditation page starts with a Bible verse or passage followed by a story which is enlightening, encouraging or challenging. Following each story is a short prayer that helps focus on our relationship with God.

On this day that I write my review, the devotion topic is An Ever-Present Help and the verse is Psalm 46:1. The story deals with a young Irish immigrant, Joseph Scriven who although deep in sorrow wrote the song “What a friend we have in Jesus”.  The entry for tomorrow is a story entitled Is God Your Pilot?  Although these stories are not long, just a few paragraphs and on one page, there is a depth of understanding in the writing that makes them very impressive.  From his 50 years of ministry Billy Graham shares his wisdom concerning our trials in life and points the reader to God, the only source of strength and comfort on which we can rely.  

Although an older book, it reads as very current and reliable.  I am very happy to recommend this for those who are searching for the truth and for those who are Christians, but could use some encouragement for our trials in life. 

Thank you to Thomas Nelson Publishers for sending this copy for review.

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