Biblical. Imagine that! A devotional that is actually devoted to God’s Word. Not only does it provide additional Bible reading for each devotion, there was often passages of Scripture weaved in and out of each page. The Bible was the foundation for the writing. This was not simply thoughts of a writer for a daily pick-me-up. This was a devotional written how it should be.
Honest. Love the honesty of the writer throughout. Often, he would reveal how he fell short of the exact content of the devotional. The raw, honest struggles that were revealed allows the reader to connect with the author in a more personal way.
Deep. You won’t need a shovel to get depth on this one, but you may need to take a break before you climb out of the deep well of thinking. Man, this dude brings it in theological constructs, Biblical insight, and Christian life application. Good thing this is a daily devotion and can be taken one day at a time.
Lists. There is a pattern, outline, array, summary, framework…I think you get the point. The author enjoyed lists. He would often list out a description of something in multiple ways, and the reader had to wade through the list to get to the point. The good part of this is many times those lists contained some real gems that needed underlined and examined.
The Grade: A. One of my all-time favorite devotionals. Seriously, with the depth, insight, and challenge…Paul Tripp brings the thunder to help produce real growth and knowledge of your spiritual condition. It is worth your time and is valuable to your quiet time with the Lord.