Personal Devotion Resources

DEVOTIONAL GUIDES

A Guide to Prayer for All Who Walk with God, by: Rueben P. Job & Norman Shawchuck, Upper Room, 2013.  "Ideal for private or individual use, this easy-to-use manual offers weekly themes drawn from centuries of Christian spiritual writings; suggests hymns to sing and meditate on; and provides a detailed model for a one-day retreat. Ranks among the finest ecumenical guides on the market,"---Christian Century. 448 pages.

A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God, by Rueben Job, Norman Shawchuck, Upper Room, 2006.  Treasures from the first centuries of faith are timelessly relevant. Through original prefaces and quoted texts from old and new sources, A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God connects you to the ages and with God by encouraging the habit of simple, reflective prayer. Each day offers guidance for an opening affirmation, a petition of prayer, and daily scripture selections. Themed "Readings for Reflection" include excerpts from writers such as Frederick Buechner, Joyce Rupp, Henri Nouwen, Mother Teresa, Howard Thurman, C.S. Lewis, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John Wesley and others.

Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence - Devotions for Every Day of the Year by Sarah Young, Thomas Nelson, 2004. After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to be more attentive to the Savior's voice and began listening for what He was saying. With pen in hand she embarked on a journey that forever changed her along with many others throughout the world. The result of these meditations is the classic devotional, Jesus Calling, Enjoying Peace in His Presence. In these powerful pages are the words and scriptures Jesus lovingly laid on her heart. A year's worth of daily readings from Young's journals are now available for you, in order to bring you closer to Christ and move you deeper into His presence and His everlasting peace.