Recently I just launched my new book, The Christian Meditation Journal, and during the launch, I had a team of Christian meditation enthusiast who I met with online with each week to go through the journal and share our progress and experiences.
During one of our meetings I asked them if they would share with me their all-time favorite Christian devotionals books and from that I complied the list below.
In The Christian Meditation Journal, I encourage readers to find an inspirational, spiritual, or devotional they love and read a portion of it each day. These small tidbits of encouragement, guidance, and wisdom can help us to feel more connected to God as well as shift our mindsets at times. I hope you will enjoy this list and if you have a favorite, please add it to the comments below. You can find all of these devotionals on Amazon.
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
Jesus Calling is my personal favorite and has remained timeless over the many years I have used it. The daily inspirational messages are always on point and seem to know just what you need to hear. I have given this journal to many friends and have seen their lives change right before my eyes as they begin to rely on God more. Written as though Jesus is speaking right to you to encourage you to spend time with God and dwell in his presence.
The Confident Woman Devotional: 365 Daily Inspirations by Joyce Meyer
If you like to start each day with scripture, an inspirational story, and a short prayer, you’ll enjoy this journal. It’s easy to read and if you only have a few minutes to spare, you can complete each daily inspiration within 5 minutes or less. The book appears to target married women or those with families, so it may not be the best if you’re single and childless. It covers a variety of topics that women face in life and contains many personal stories.
He Whispers Your Name: 365 Devotions by Cheri Hill
He Whispers Your Name is similar to the Jesus Calling in that it contains daily devotionals that feel like God is talking directly to you. This journal will appeal to those who are struggling or need inner healing. The passages are beautifully written and inspiring and seem to be written just for what you need at the time.
Come Away My Beloved by Frances J. Roberts
This daily devotional provides encouragement, correction, and direction for your life. Feels like God is talking to you directly in a tender and loving way knowing just what you need at the time. The devotional is timeless as you can read again and again and it feels relevant to your life and circumstances.
Awaken by Priscilla Shirer
Awaken includes 90 devotionals messages that can transform your life and draw you closer to the Lord. Each inspirational message contains piercing questions that expand your thinking and if taken seriously can promote inner change and transformation. It’s filled with insightful thoughts that can sink deep into your soul. Each lesson can be completed in 5-10 minutes but leaves you with something to reflect upon throughout the day.
The Power of Prayer for Adult Children by Stormie Omartian
This devotional contains valuable information and tools on how to pray for your children without blaming yourself for their mistakes. It gives hope and encouragement especially when your adult children have strayed from God. Includes powerful and specific prayers that speak Gods word over your children. Also gives some practical advice on interceding in prayer.
The author provides many real-life examples that are encouraging to parents.
Trusting God Day by Day : 365 Daily Devotionals by Joyce Meyers
Great for a quick word from God. Trusting God Day by Day is a great devotional for busy Christians who only have a few minutes each day to tune into God but are still eager to deepen their relationship and build trust. Many of the topics help you to view things from a different perspective especially when you’re going through hard times. The devotional includes short verses, a summary and a challenge to reflect upon. Many found that it helped them to tackle negativity and guilt. Feels like a pep talk with scriptures.
God with You Every Day by Max Lucado
Relevant, inspiring, and practical advice for daily living. Many of the topics make you think about God in different ways. Max Lucado has great insight in the scriptures. The messages are both beautiful and thoughtful. The devotional includes bible verses and explanations on how to apply to everyday life.
Do you have a favorite devotion? If so, share it in the comments below and tell why you recommend it.