I have a review and giveaway today of a devotional by Max Lucado called One God, One Plan, One Life. It’s specifically written for teens (adapted by James Lund), and I would even say it’s for teen boys. Some of the topics are deep, so I definitely wouldn’t recommend the book for children. The devotional book touches on issues such as purity, drug and alcohol abuse, and bullying.
I really like the way the daily devotionals read. They’re short enough to be accessible to this age group–it’s all on one page. It starts with a verse of Scripture which is written out. Then there are a few paragraphs (often with more Scripture mixed in). Finally, there is “One More Thought.” This is a call to action/application, an explanation, or something to further think about. Here’s one I liked from May 16:
“What’s really bugging you right now? Take a moment to look past the problem. Can you see God’s hand in it? Can you see how he might use your struggle as part of his plan? Think about what’s excellent in your life? Now look again–hope is on your horizon.”
The devotional book itself is hardback, 389 pages, with its own orange ribbon bookmark. The material has been adapted for teens and comes from 6 other devotional books written by Max Lucado. At the back you’ll find Notes (a list of footnotes) and 2 different Bible reading plans (30 Days with Jesus and 90 Days Through the Bible.) You can see a Flipbook here.
Now that I’m through reviewing it, One God, One Plan, One Life is now with my teen son so he can use it each day.
I’m happy to have a copy of this book published by Thomas Nelson to give away! Please enter on the Rafflecopter app below. The winner will be chosen January 19 and will have 24 hours to respond to my email. 18+, U.S. only please.
(Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in order to write this honest review. This post also contains affiliate links.)