There is an October event which takes place among bloggers called Write 31 Days. For the entire month, many join in writing each day on a particular subject of their choosing.
Last month, Susan Shipe wrote each day in her series and has now released it in book form, 31 Days in the Gospel of John: Exploring 31 Profiles of Christ.
The Gospel of John is a favorite gospel for so many reasons but primarily because John loved Jesus deeply. His love was bold and daring, faithful to the end because John knew Jesus loved him deeply.
31 Days With Jesus starts on Day 1 with creation and the darkness which filled the empty expanse. Into that darkness entered Jesus, the Living Word. His Word – still living – brings hope to all who read His Word and call on His Name.
On another day, we are introduced to “Sam”, the bad girl who came to the well, alone and lonely. There we discover anew “there is a God-sized hole in our hearts that only God can fill.” We can come to Jesus, the Living Water, who will always fill us till we are satisfied.
We will also travel to the shoreline, where we find Jesus waiting for His friends by the campfire. There we meet Jesus – the One who cares – preparing a meal. Jesus, the Master Chef.
The book presents many truths and profiles of Jesus that are sure to enrich our understanding of the life Jesus lived here on earth. In these short but meaningful devotions, Susan seeks to broaden our picture of Jesus, His mission here on earth, and the many varied ways He changed the lives of the people He encountered.
Each day includes a portion of Scripture which presents a profile of Christ, and a section called, Application for Today which is meant to be practical and soul searching. There is no better way to spend 31 days than with Jesus, the One who holds each day.
*** GIVEAWAY!!!! While I am being given a copy in exchange for my honest review, I actually read each day not knowing it would be released in book form. It was my joy to follow this series last month. I also have been provided a copy to bless one of you. Just leave a comment stating which profile of Christ shared above is the Jesus you need most at this time.
Let me introduce you to Susan Shipe.
A writer since the age of eight when she and her neighborhood friend wrote, edited, published, and distributed The Manor News. Things have changed since publishing with the five and dime stamp lettering set!
The Lord delivered a message of Hope deep within Susan’s soul in 2002. Jesus, the Hope-giver met her in her hour of need and her heart overflowed with Hope.
Susan is Mom to three adult children, Mimzy to two fantastic grands, and Other Mom to several others! Today, she enjoys blogging, writing short devotions and short stories from her home in the Appalachian Mountain Range of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northwestern North Carolina, which she shares with her husband of thirty-plus years, Lowell, and their beloved dog, Sam.
Susan can be found musing several times a week at hopehearthome.com
Her life purpose: That I may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1.10
Her life vision: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in Truth”. 3 John 4
Be sure to stop by her site as she is truly a delight to get to know!
** The giveaway is now closed and the winner has been contacted by email. Thank you all for participating!