Hear the Word behind the words…
Christianity isn’t a science. There are no secret formulas for spiritual success, no laws which drive predictable patterns of spiritual
formation, no axioms upon which spiritual maturity can be assured. Even the Scriptures defy our impulses to turn it into a textbook. Our faith is perplexing and mysterious, much like a poem laden with layers of meaning.
Following Jesus is an art, not a science, and all art is personal. Like salt which has lost its savor, faith is meaningless unless it is personally engaged, felt, and beheld in wonder.
Trailon Johnson understands the need to engage our faith on a daily basis. In his book, Day by Day: Life, Liberty, and Joy, he offers ninety days of Scriptures, prayers, and devotional readings designed to encourage and strengthen your spiritual life. After each reading, Johnson offers questions designed to make the passage personal. What does the verse mean to you? Can you relate to the writer’s point? Are there things in your life the text is speaking to? Does the passage encourage you? Unsettle you? Convict you?
Day by Day: Life Liberty and Joy invites you to read the daily Scripture selection in the same fashion one would approach a painting. Make the text personal. Let it move you. Encounter the devotional reading for yourself, not through the eyes of another. Hear the Word behind the words. With eyes to see and ears to hear, listen to what the Spirit is saying to you, today, wherever you are on your journey with Jesus.
–Darrel Holcombe, Owner
Sanctuary Christian Books and Gifts
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