Paperback: 422 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 21, 2016)
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I have been using this tool since high school. I can't even call it a "devotional" because it is so much more than that. I'm currently on my 2nd Blue Book after having worn my first one to the point that large sections fell out and pages got lost. I also gave these out to about 10 high school girls that I counseled through the organization Young Life (which is how I got this book to begin with). This tool gave me the chance to know my God more and to connect with him even when I was feeling my most lost. I wish I could give this 100 stars! It has changed the way I know God and the way I know myself through him. It has also helped me learn to navigate my Bible and introduced me to other authors and their works.
The Blue Book has been my go-to devotional for at least 15 years. As it is set up with flexibility for how the reader utilizes the resources, I have never tired of it. This is a book you can use year after year without it feeling stale or redundant. I'm so glad it's now available on !
This book will bless, encourage, and challenge your heart as you seek to know the Savior who is already seeking you. With its strong anchor of reading the Word daily, I don't know of a better book to help cultivate intimacy with Christ. I have worked through it many times, finding it to be a welcome haven from other Christian books that involve what seems to be too much talk. The Blue Book offers just the right amount of flexibility for the care free and the right amount of structure for Type A's (like myself). The bottom line is that Jim's book helped reveal God's heart to me (and to all the friends and family I've given it to), so I can't recommend it enough. There is no greater pursuit for our hearts than to experience His pursuit of ours.
This devotional has helped to guide me into a closer relationship with God through its words and unique arrangement. It meets me where I'm at no matter what season of life. I am SO glad it's available on now- because it has been such a gift in my life, I can now easily gift it to others!
I love Jim Branch's Blue Book because it truly invites the Spirit to move in my time with the word. It somehow creates space for the Spirit to speak to everyone uniquely with the way it combines prayers, scriptures, readings and more prayer. Such a simple and yet sacred rhythm of spending time with the Lord. Very accessible for anyone. I started reading it when I was a young Christian and still glean the same level of challenge and insight 10 years later. Often times reading devotionals seem watered down, or I hear too much of the voice of the author. Jim Branch humbly directs every word on every page towards Jesus Christ and it is so refreshing. It offers so much "meat" while remaining simple and focused. I have heard the Lord's voice through disciplining myself as I read this book every morning. It gets better and better every year. Can even be a really amazing tool to use with discipleship or bible studies.
My Young Life leader gave me this book when I graduated from high school. It provided me direction in my spiritual life when I had none-- I was going off to college with no one I knew and desperately searching for Jesus: to know Him better, to seek him more faithfully and to learn spiritual disciplines that would lead me to an intimate and deep relationship with Jesus. This book guided me in all of those things and much more. It is a devotional that I can continually come back to when my fickle and sinful human heart wanders because this book is soaked in Jesus-- who searches for us in darkness and in light (Psalm 139). Wherever you are in your walk with God and wherever you are going in your walk-- this devotional is for you.
My husband and I have used this book for years, and it is an incredible tool for your own journey, as well as for leading others through their journey of following Jesus. Simply a wonderful resource for anyone, from those young in their faith to those who've been walking with Jesus for decades.
This book is wonderful! It is the perfect balance between structure and freedom in a devotional and has some of the best quotes around. The Blue Book has been my go-to for quite a while and it never gets old or repetitive. I would recommend this to anybody!
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