Saturday, December 19, 2009

40 Loaves by C.D. Baker

40 Loaves
by C.D. Baker

 Are you looking for a thought-provoking devotional book to begin the New Year? Try 40 Loaves: Breaking Bread with Our Father Every Day by C.D. Baker. Spend the first 40 days of 2010 with daily readings that will renew your hungry spirit. Each “loaf” is a big question that stimulates discussion, investigation, and contemplation.

Here’s a summary:
“Why don’t I have more faith?”
“Why am I so bored with Jesus?”
“Why are Christians so hard for me to like?”
There are many questions we’re not supposed to ask when playing by the religious rules. It makes people uncomfortable. So why is it that Jesus invited questions and even asked some of them himself? What is it that you’re afraid to ask God? It’s a risky prospect to begin asking–but far riskier to continue simply trying to get by without knowing. Author C. D. Baker asked himself 40 soul-searching questions which started a conversation in his heart and ultimately showed him more about God than He ever expected.
Can we become more honest with who we really are and find who God says He really is at the same time? Come indulge yourself in daily readings with an honest exploration of your secret fears and thoughts, and know that you will always be welcomed in God’s unconditional love.
Search me, O God … and know my anxious thoughts.
–Psalm 139:23 NIV

My thoughts:

This is a small book with a mighty purpose.  I would recommend this book for anyone who is looking to start a daily prayer/devotional time and isn't sure how to get started.  I would also recommend having a journal or notebook to go with the book so you'll be able to make notes or write down your thoughts as you journey through each loaf.

Author Bio:
C. David Baker founded an award-winning business before redirecting his career to write full-time from his small farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He is the author of eight books, including six novels, one of which was nominated for a Christy Award. He has contributed articles to the Christian History Institute’s international publication Glimpses, and to Christian Singles magazine. Baker has a Master’s degree in theological studies from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

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This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.