Leather Bound: 832 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Box edition (October 22, 1998)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 6.1 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (184 customer reviews)
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This small leather book feels so good in my hand. It's small size makes it easy to put it in a briefcase, backpack, or purse. There are two readings for each day - morning and evening. This book was compiled by Samuel Bagster and first published in 1794.Anne Graham Lotz introduces this wonderful book to a new generation of Christians. In the preface, she explains that her mother (Ruth Bell Graham) received a copy of this book from her mother at age 10 and has read it every single day of her life. Anne received it from her mother at age 10, and she has likewise given the book to her children.Each devotion is complete on one page and is totally Scripture. There is a theme, and then the verses all center around that theme. All the references are at the bottom of the page so you can look up the verses if you choose.This soft leather book has gold-edged pages, and a ribbon marker to keep your place.Daily Light makes a great gift!Please see my other reviews of Christian books and music!
The contents are well described (with the exception of one review) as a brief series of morning/evening readings centered around a topic verse. The format of using the Bible to explain itself is precisely what is unique and useful about this volume. I may not gather the flow of each and every verse as it pertains to the topic (this is rare), but I AlWAYS understand the message from it that God wants me to have. I use this with my children in our family time together in the morning. It might be useful to know that Lilias Trotter, Biddy (Mrs. Oswald) Chambers and Francis and Edith Scaeffer (as well as the Billy and Ruth Graham family) also used this devotional in their private and family readings. Many have remembered special events by it (Francis Schaeffer's death date, for example) as the readings on those days Providentially corresponded to the events. I, too, have purchased copies for each of my children. I have found that this volume is delightfully non-denominational...like Scripture itself. IF there is any bias, it would be that the Bible's words are sufficient for their own interpretation. There are other devotional books that I treasure such as *My Utmost for His Highest* and *Morning and Evening* by C. Spurgeon. But now that I have read them, I use them more for reference during specific study. This little volume, updated by Anne Lotz remains my regular reading every year. Finally, this little guide is perfect for men to keep at work as it is brief, discreet (the front cover is blank), and a perfect size for keeping in the drawer of your desk at work or college. It makes personal devotional time DO-able!! It is purse-sized as well, for professional or on-the-go ladies! For practicality, compact size, lovely and durable leather binding, and the elimination of man's interpretation, I give this 5 stars. Good work Samuel Bagster and thank you, Anne!
I originally found a copy of this most excellent, and timeless work over 22 years ago in a used book store. I have read it every day since. It is pure scripture, a daily compilation of related verses based on a single theme verse. The Holy always speaks with new thoughts for the same page, no matter how often you read it over the years. It's a treasury of God's thoughts, second only to your Bible. I will continue to give it as a gift to beloved friends 'till the day of His Coming.
I just bought this kindle book of Daily Light and it is awful. I own a paper version already. The paper version is WONDERFUL but the kindle version is AWFUL. DON'T buy it. This book is supposed to be read daily according to the date, but there is no date in the e-book version. There is no Table of Content either. This e-book is just a long pdf-like document with point of reference what-so-ever. So I can't get to the place I want to read. This e-book is a trash. Totally useless. I want my money back. should not sell this. It's cheating its customers.
This lovely book of topical scripture is a wonderful way to begin and end the day in the Word. First appearing in the 1800's, it has been updated in this NKJ version for modern readers by Anne Graham Lotz. Its original compiler was a gentleman named Samuel Bagster. Each day's reading has two themes, one for morning and one for evening. The readings are short enough to be read through in a less than a minute, but inclusive of enough scripture to comfort, instruct, direct, and encourage. Scriptures are footnoted at the page bottom, leaving the eye free of distraction from the heart of the message. It is an excellent devotional, illustrating the richness of the pure Word of God, without the intrusion of human comment or thought.
Anne Graham Lotz's introduction to this small book of daily (morning and evening) devotionals is heart-warming and keys on what made the original of this little book first published in 1794 so widely used --- each morning's and evening's readings are a group of related Bible verses -- nothing more and nothing less. No fluff. And no huge chunk of time is need to get through each short serving. Yet, each day's reading will speak to the heart and mind of the Christian, and provide encouragement, or helpful directions for the day and for life. The last 50 pages or so are more topical in nature, for different subjects such as depression, salvaton and stress -- for anytime throughout the year. This is the one devotional book that will last a lifetime -- it's pure Scripture -- no poems or contrived stories, just God's Word -- timeless. This book is on a par with Oswald Chambers' classic devotinal book "My Utmost for His Highest" but does not include the additional thoughts for meditation that he includes. Chambers' book is great too for a simple daily devotional. The original volume of Daily Light was in the King James Version and this new edition uses the New King James Version, which makes it highly readable. I'm going to give a lot of these books as Christmas gifts to the people that I love.
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