I was delighted to be able to review this book. It has a great feel to the outside. The color is very eye catching and calming. all the passages in this book were very good. Recommend to all
With over 35 contributing authors sharing their hearts and their love for Jesus, The Psalms And Proverbs Devotional for Women is the perfect resource to begin your quiet time with God. Co-editors Rhonda Harrington Kelley and Dorothy Kelley Patterson have compiled 366 devotionals for daily conversations with God. Each day begins with a passage of scripture from the Psalms or Proverbs with one key verse to meditate upon or memorize. Devotional thoughts about the scripture and its application in a woman’s life follow. A prayer prompt and space for journaling thoughts, insights, or prayer requests completes each day. A guide to read the Psalms and Proverbs through the year is an added supplement in the back of the book. I liked the well-thought out design of the book, the emphasis on what women find important (or need), and the firm foundation on God’s word. Each day is numbered, but not dated, so you can begin at any time. The only selection specific for a day of the year is Day 1 which focuses on New Year’s Day. But really isn’t any day you start spending time with God a New Year?!
So if your 2018 resolutions include spending more time with God, check out The Psalms And Proverbs Devotional for Women.
For over 40 years Mrs. Patterson has focused on teaching women what God has to say to them. This devotional does just that. Using the books of Psalms and Proverbs Mrs. Patterson and Rhonda take us through a year of these two books. This devotional features relevant discussions for the woman today, focusing on the challenges one might find day to day. Every day women are searching for wisdom and answers that are way beyond themselves, what better books than Psalms and Proverbs hold the wisdom and answers we are looking for. to help them with daily living.
Each day’s message features an application and of course the encouragement that we may need. This devotional is written by both married and single ladies all under the direction of Mrs. Patterson.
In this devotional, it teaches us how to pattern a personal quiet time, and also a Bible reading plan which will guide the reader through the books of Proverbs and Psalms every month.
Every day you will find the scripture for the day, a small, insightful message, and room to write down your thoughts.
This beautiful teal colored devotional is the perfect size to take anywhere; it has a bonded leather hardcover for stability. This means that it will hold up for many years of reading it daily.
I do like that the devotional starts as “day one” rather than January 1 st, so you can start anytime and reread as much as your heart desires.
I have had the privilege of meeting Mrs. Patterson and sitting under her teaching. She is both amazing and motivating.
I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
The Psalms and Proverbs Devotional for Women by Rhonda Kelley and Dorothy Patterson is an excellent little devotional book. It’s small enough that you can take it with you while traveling. The book is beautifully designed and features a ribbon bookmark so you can hold your place. It has 366 days of devotions, and each devotion includes Bible reading, commentary, a prayer, and a journal entry where you can write your reflections on the reading.
Rhonda and Dorothy are the editors of the book and have multiple devotional entries; there are also devotional entries by other women as well. Dorothy Kelley Patterson is a professor in the women’s ministry and theology classes at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; her husband is the president of SWBTS. Rhonda Harrington Kelley is the wife of Chuck Kelley, the president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Little known fact: Rhonda and Dorothy are sister-in-laws.
Overall, I am enjoying this devotional book. I think it’s beautiful and helpful for reflecting through the Psalms and Proverbs with an application piece as well. I am slightly disappointed that not every Psalm and Proverb is covered; Psalm 2 was entirely skipped over, and I haven’t checked if there are others left out.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” – 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Therefore, I give this devotional book 4 out of 5 stars.
Can you believe that 2018 is only a couple of weeks away! Whoa…this year has just flown by! Even though each year is a continuation of the last, we sometimes like to think of it as a fresh start. With the new year comes those good old resolutions and special goals that we all set for ourselves. One of the things that I like to do is start a new Bible reading plan and devotional. Perhaps many of you who are reading this, right now, are looking to do the same. Recently, I have been getting a head start on that goal with my newest inspirational read, The Psalms & Proverbs Devotional for Women.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Women are searching for wisdom beyond themselves, for discernment that makes God’s will and way clear for daily living. No books in Scripture hold more instruction for how to live according to divine wisdom than do Psalms and Proverbs, and these daily devotions mine their riches with choice, seasoned counsel. Blessed will be the woman who pursues this path to wisdom with passion and commitment.
I’ve always enjoyed reading both Psalms and Proverbs. There is such an abundant amount of wisdom and encouragement offered from each of these books in the Bible. It’s difficult to not want to go back and reread them over and over again. Needless to say, having a women’s devotional with a main focus on both of these books is actually really nice. Each day to day devotion offers advice and encouraging words from a group of spiritually-guided women that come from all different backgrounds and seasons in their lives, which brings a little something special to this book.
The aesthetics are lovely with a pretty teal imitation leather hardcover that offers a feminine touch. There is also a pretty matching teal ribbon bookmark to help keep my place. Inside are 366 devotions to read for each day of the year (that extra day is included for leap years). The days are numbered, but not dated, which gives me a little added flexibility when reading this. I could start from the beginning, I could start in the middle, or go right to something that strikes my interest towards the back of the book. Either way, it’s easy to get in that special message of the day to mediate on.
Each devotion opens with a scripture passage from either Psalms or Proverbs, followed by the reading of the day, and then closes with a small prayer. One of the other neat additions to each daily reading is that a few extra lines are included that allow me to journal in my own personal reflections based upon what I’ve just read. The back also offers a mini biography for each contributor of this book. Some folks may not really find this important, but I personally enjoy reading a little bit about the authors of a devotional. It gives things a more personal touch, because you are getting a glimpse at who is writing these special words of encouragement for you.
As an added bonus, there is also a daily Bible reading plan (by month) that solely focuses on the book of Psalms and Proverbs. This is nice for those who enjoy a structured layout of what to read. Another thing to note, and one that I actually appreciate is that this devotional doesn’t just jump around between bits and pieces of the Psalms and Proverbs. The first 250 days offer meditations that focus on Psalms, while the final 116 devotions focus on Proverbs. Everything is well organized, because the authors also took care to go in order of the actual books (Psalm 1 through 150 and Proverbs 1 though 31).
The Psalms & Proverbs Devotional for Women is a lovely book that would make a spectacular gift for the holiday season. What better way to ring in the new year by reading a new devotional that uplifts the spirit and allows you to spend more quality time in God’s word!
Hi guys! I am back with another exciting book review! The book that I will be telling you all about today is “The Psalms & Proverbs Devotional for Women” by Rhonda Kelley and Dorothy Patterson.. This devotional honestly blew my mind. It has a stunning design and layout, inside and out! Each devotion starts off each day with a passage of scripture. It then breaks down that passage of scripture and gives background information for that passage. The two authors have then added their own explanation and encouragement to go alongside the passage of scripture for that day. Each devotion closes with a challenge and a prayer each day. At the very end of each devotional there is a small space for you to write down your own personal reflection from the devotion from that day.
This devotional is designed specifically to equip you to faithfully read God’s Word each and every day. It includes 366 daily Bible devotions for women of all ages. Each devotion is in a friendly, quick read format, which is great for women on the go. It has a strong focus on what God has to say about women from Psalms and Proverbs and has a strong emphasis on biblical application. The very end of the book includes a daily reading plan to read through and study Psalms and Proverbs in a year. It would make a beautiful and amazing last minute Christmas gift for any woman in your life, young or old. I thoroughly enjoyed going through part of this book and I hope that you all will do the same. This devotional is great for the average everyday woman, but also has the quick reading format for the busy woman, which let’s be honest, most of us fall into that busy category.
I truly enjoyed this devotional and I hope that you all do too! You can buy this book at LifeWay Christian Bookstores for $19.99 and it is currently on sale for $13.99. Y’all be sure to grab the book at its sale price while you still can! I love you all! God Bless! -Anna
Of all the books in the Bible, I probably spend the most time reading Psalms and Proverbs. That’s why I chose to review this book, and it’s a beauty.
The readings are undated, so you can begin this book any time of year. The first 205 readings feature the Psalms, and the remainder focus on Proverbs. Dozens of women contributed to the devotional writing. I like the fact that each writer takes a turn for several devotions in a row, which provides a feeling of consistency.
Most of the women writers are Bible teachers, and the readings have an instructive quality that I truly appreciate. The teaching focus is primary, but the devotions also feature plenty of stories from the women’s lives and application questions to add relevance to daily life.
I also like the fact that every reading includes several blank lines to record a prayer based on what you learned from the reading. If you use this resource every day in 2018, I guarantee that your faith will be stronger and your walk with God will be closer.
This book would make a wonderful gift for the woman who loves to dig deep in God’s Word. The only caveat is the print is on the small side, so it may not work well for someone who needs larger print.
I received a free review copy from B&H Books.