Monday, December 14, 2009

40 Loaves by C.D. Baker, and a Giveaway

“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.

The author takes 40 questions that Christians have and addresses them in an easy-to read and understand way. Questions such as Why are some Christians so hard for me to like, Why don't I have more faith, Why am I so afraid of death? He also gives some common sense Biblical answers to the problem/question.

This book would make a good devotional, or just a quick look-up to answer some questions people may have. Though I didn't agree with the author 100% on some doctrinal issues - he is Calvinist, I am not - I still enjoyed the book and feel he addresses some issues in a Biblical manner.

The author:

C. D. 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 a finalist for a Christy Award. Baker has a Master’s degree in theological studies from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

The giveaway: I'm going back to a tw0-week giveaway on this. Comment on this post and tell me what your favorite devotional book is, or one of your favorites. The drawing will be held two days from today, on December 28th. Entries must be in my midnight on the 27th. US entries only.

Thanks to Waterbrook for providing the giveaway copy and review copy.

To learn more about or purchase this book go to


Christy said...

My new favorite devotional is actually online. It is entitled "Girlfriends in God". I get one delivered every day to my inbox.

Mark said...

email comment from Karen K: "40 Loaves" sounds like a wonderful
devotional...I always enjoy devotionals.
My favourite is by Joni Eareckson Tada
entitled "Pearls of Great Price."

Steve-n-Deb said...

I'm not big on devotional books, so these are going to sound strange -- Philippian Fragment by Calvin Miller and Hinds Feet on High Places