Monday, September 9, 2013

Book Review - Take Flight

This is a sweet and encouraging devotional book: nothing too strenuous but full of encouragement. The stories contributed by Robin Jones Gunn and the application provided by her co-author, Cindy Hannan, are all fantastic.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review but the book, honestly, sat on my bedside table for several days before I picked it up. Sometimes God uses our procrastination to bless us - as it turns out, I started reading this book right when I really needed the encouragement and reminders of His care for me.

My one quibble with this book is that most of the scripture passages are quoted from The Message. The Message is OK, as paraphrases go, but I want to know what the Bible really says. I kept one of my preferred translations handy before accepting any application from a Bible passage quoted from The Message. (Some passages bear little resemblance, in my opinion, to a more literal translation.)

That one point aside, I highly recommend this for anyone looking for an easy but encouraging devotional. With just 14 short chapters, you could work through it easily in a month or stretch it out longer by doing one a week in addition to whatever other devotional tools you prefer.

You don't need to be familiar with The Sisterchicks books by Robin Jones Gunn to enjoy this book. I think I read one years ago but I haven't kept up with the series but this devotional book doesn't require you be familiar with the plots or characters from the series. The true stories in this book are the ones that sink in and resonate.

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