Sunday, October 17, 2010

Daily Guideposts 2011..... and a giveaway

About Daily Guideposts:

Now in its 35th year, “Daily Guideposts” has brought inspiration and guidance to millions of readers, selling more than 20 million copies since the devotional series’ debut in 1975 as one of the first daily devotional collections. “Daily Guideposts” is the creation of former Guideposts Books editor Fred Bauer, who was inspired to write a devotional that offered daily prayers and stories for year-round spiritual growth. Originally conceived as a collection of Bauer’s reflections on faith in his own life, “Daily Guideposts” now encompasses more than 50 writers’ stories in each edition

“Daily Guideposts: 2011” celebrates growing in God’s love and wisdom, bringing readers simple yet profound devotions to connect with God in new ways — even on the most hectic of days.

Daily entries open with a scripture reading for meditative reflection, followed by a true, first-person story, and close with a short prayer. Monthly “seeds of love” sections encourage readers to write down their blessings so they will become more mindful of all they have to be thankful for in their lives.

More than 50 writers contribute to this new spiritual companion, sharing stories of how God has transformed their relationships, jobs, families and faith. With stories from bestselling authors such as Debbie Macomber to veteran “Daily Guideposts” devotional contributors Marion Bond West and Carol Kuykendall, “Daily Guideposts” readers will recognize their favorite writers while discovering new voices along the way.

My review:
This is a 365 day devotional, so I haven't read the whole book, but have read some of the devotionals, and looked through the book. Daily Guideposts has never been an extremely deeply spiritual devotional, but this is an enjoyable daily read to help focus on God and on the Bible. Each day starts out with a Bible verse followed by a devotional by one of several authors.

At the end of each month is a place to write a short note for each day. At the end of the book is a photo gallery and info about each featured author in Daily Guideposts.

I have read Daily Guideposts from other years, and it is a neat devotional to read. The devotionals are short, interesting, and a great way to start your day. I recommend it.

The giveaway:
Thanks to Shelby at Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists, I have a copy of Daily Guideposts to give away.

To enter, comment by telling what the last devotional book you have read was, if any. I will use to pick a winner 10 days from today, October 27.

Thanks to Shelby at Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists for the review copy.


Kimmy said...

I'll enter! But, I have no idea what the last devotional book I read was. I have a hard time finding devotionals I like.

Charity said...

Please enter me. The devotional I last read was Crash Course by Daniel Darling. It was actually a devotional for teens but very relevant for adults as well. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

Please enter me. I recently read a devotional by Joyce Meyer that was wonderful. Thank you.


Molly said...

Hi, Mark! Thanks for this opportunity! I'd love a chance at this! I read faithfully from my Karen Kingsbury devotional =).

Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

Annette said...

Hello! Sorry I missed the original post for the book giveaway.
Please enter me.

Annette W. said...

I'd give this to my dad. I think he'd like the "lightness" of it...

derekannette at gmail dot com

Mozi Esme said...

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings:

I'm not sure which was last... - My Utmost for His Highest is a devotional I keep going back to.

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Linda Kish said...

I haven't read one. It's time to start.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Trinity Rose said...

I just use Our Daily Bread, but would love to have a Guidepost book on devotions.
thanks for the giveaway.
Trinity Rose
wandaelaine at gmail dot com

Ben said...

Mark, please enter me in the the giveaway. I have used a number of different devotionals but many times I find the Oswald Chambers ones to be a real blessing.

karenk said...

i enjoy reading devotionals....currently i'm reading several by joni eareckson tada

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Charlotte Kay said...

I am currently reading Karen Kingsbury's devotional. I read "The Daily Bread" ALWAYS!
chakasa58 at gmail dot com

Emma said...

A devotional by Joyce Meyer..Please enter me in the giveaway.thanks for the giveaway.

Carmen7351 said...

I haven't read one for some time, but I just received one yesterday to blog on by Charles Stanley.

I love new devotionals for new perspectives. Please enter me.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Debbie F said...

I read alot of Joyce Meyers but can't remember the name. Thanks

dcf_beth at verizon dot net