This lovely devotional by Diann Cotton is a gift to give yourself and others. The daily devotionals center around the person of Jesus Christ and getting to know Him better by meditating on 100 of the names He is known by. Each day features a beautiful color photograph. Begin your day with a scripture verse using that day’s name for Jesus. He is Deliverer, Majestic One, Prince of Peace, Ruler, to name just a few. Next is a definition of the name. This gave me pause to consider what the name actually means. For example: “Ruler: A person (as a king or queen) having supreme power over a nation: one that rules: sovereign.” (Day Seventy-Nine) Words that jumped out at me: king, power, sovereign. Just thinking about those words gave me a sense of who our Savior is. As if that were not enough, the definition is followed by a prayer using the featured word. Again, on the Ruler name, Diann writes, “Jesus, You were sent to be RULER over all the world and also to RULE over my heart and life.” Isn’t that beautiful? It makes me want to drop to my knees in worship! Each daily devotion encourages you to ask yourself a question related to the featured word, “Are you trusting in Jesus as your RULER . . . ” as an example. Every day ends with the same encouragement, using the descriptive name you focused on; for example, on Day Seventy-Nine, it ends with, “Thank Him, praise Him, and worship Him as your RULER today!!”
This is a gift for everyone on your Christmas list – family, friend, seeker, new believer or mature Christian. The cover is gold embossed and as I mentioned before, the photographs are absolutely beautiful.