Sarah Young has written four full-length books based on listening to God speak through His Word and then recording what she hears. Each devotional is presented from the standpoint of Jesus speaking to His followers. It is in this unique perspective that Young offers Christ followers an intimate “conversation” with Jesus. Each of her thoughtfully written, and always biblically accurate, devotionals urges a personal interchange and a response from the reader.
As individuals slowly read and then digest each day’s reading, they will find themselves gently comforted, consoled and sometimes challenged by Young’s words as she interprets biblical truths and presents them as if Jesus were speaking those principles directly to them. Following each selection are related Bible verses written out in full and then a “For Reflection” further reading suggestion.
Young’s previous books have taken the evangelical community by storm, and her devotionals have risen to the top of the bestseller lists and continue to reach more and more readers. While 40 DAYS WITH JESUS is a mere 41 pages long, it is filled with perhaps some of Young’s strongest writings gleaned from her earlier works. This tiny booklet packs a power punch of truth and will surely become a recommended resource for fans to buy in bulk and distribute to their friends and family members in need of a heavenly perspective and a personal word from Jesus.
Reviewed by Michele Howe on March 8, 2011
40 Days with Jesus: Celebrating His Presence