Hello, friends! I recently read a fabulous book that I wanted to tell you about – Drawing Ever Closer: 365 Days of Transforming Truth by Jennifer Hayes Yates. This book is a yearlong devotional, directed towards women specifically. Many of us have read devotionals in the past, but this book is unlike any devotional I have read before. It walks the reader through the books of Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, and Job. Each day focuses on one verse within a given chapter. I think this book would also make a great Bible study tool, if you want to dig deeper into any of the above mentioned books.
By reading through this book, I think it will help the reader to immerse themselves more in the Word. Sometimes our daily Bible reading can seem a bit routine, but this book is a beautiful instrument that will help you feel more engaged in your studies. Also at the end of each day there are additional Bible verses that the reader can look up on their own for further study. I like this idea because some days we have more time than others, or some days we just need more time with the Lord. So this gives the reader an option to absorb more of the Bible, if they would like to.
One particular thing that really hit home was what a treasure the books of Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, and Job are. I have read them before, but now I am seeing them in a different light and I have new appreciation for them. The above mentioned books run the gamut of emotions and topics – praise, worship, wisdom, revelation, pain, and much more. This devotional helps the reader to process each of these things in a godly way. I feel this book will also aid the reader in seeing God’s heart. Whatever it is that we are going through in our lives, He wants to be there for us. He wants us to come running to Him with all of our emotions, thoughts, trials, and joys. He is always there, waiting for us to come to Him.
Reading this book has been an amazing journey for me. I think it will be for you as well. No matter where you are in your Christian walk, I believe you will get some valuable insight out of this book. Here is the link where you can find it on Amazon. Happy Reading!