I have used this book as a daily devotion for years. I had the original version and the binding had started to break and pages were falling out. I replaced it with this beautiful Deluxe Edition and love it! I have also purchased several copies for friends. I recommend it to anyone who wants to hear messages from the Savior that always feel like they are meant directly for you and your current circumstance.
If you are a solid Christian and follow the scriptures, then do your research before reading this book. Immediately upon reading the introduction I was pricked in my spirit and it just didn't sit right with me. So I got online and started to do research and it confirmed my suspicions. The book is very New Age and Sarah Young, while I don't believe had these intentions when she wrote these devotionals, has a background and has done extensive reading in philosophy (she has a degree in philosophy) and New Age mysticism. She infuses these concepts into the book and at one point in the introduction uses the phrase, "I knew that God communicated with me through the bible, but I yearned for more." Which makes us question the sufficiency of scripture. This phrase is missing from this new edition but was in the original. If you read the books she recommends, these are also New Age mystic books. Thomas Nelson changed the original introduction to this new one, which doesn't read so New Age, because they got so much flack from the original one. Also, capitalizing words such as Presence, Peace, Love etc. is not biblical but very New Age in concept. The only words that should be capitalized is words that are actually God! Like Jesus, He, Him or the Word! Peace and Love, while they are representative of God -are not God! So please, please do your research before you just get on the band wagon and follow what's popular. While I don't think it was Sarah's intent, this book is not biblical in many respects and needs to be used with caution! As one other reviewer stated, just because it is Christian books stores and everyone else is reading it, does not make it biblical!
I first was introduced to this beautiful little book by a co-worker, who had been given it while going through very difficult times in her marriage. Then, just recently, it was mentioned by 2 of our fellow church members as being their daily devotional of choice, and how poignant and beautiful it was to read at the beginning of a day. This sealed it for me - and I finally ordered it for myself and husband. It truly does seem as if Jesus Himself is speaking to me each and every day, and the things He says to me are so perfect, and so sweet, and so beautiful. This devotional is very intimate, which is why it strikes so profoundly to the heart in each daily reading.
I love this book, It is one of the best books to get me through the day. It has inspired so much I have bought 8 more books to share with friends and family. I have friends call me up and tell me how it has helped them with their daily lives.
We received JESUS CALLING as a gift. After using it for just a few days, we ordered several from CBD to give as gifts. WE LOVE the sweet way the words bless our hearts, each day. We found that our 10 year old Granddaughter had received the same JESUS CALLING, but for children. A wonderful gift...thank you Cindi (AZ) for blessing us with JESUS CALLING...we are passing it on, to bless others here in Northwestern Pennsylvania