Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Book Tour ~ Pause for Power

"Pause for Power"  by Dr. Warren Wiersbe

Publisher's Summary:
Dr. Warren Wiersbe is a gifted Bible scholar with the ability to make personal and relevant application to God’s Word. This fall, David C Cook releases a revised version of Pause for Power: A 365 Day Journey in the Scriptures, a daily devotional that will allow readers to explore fifteen different books of the Bible with wisdom and insight gleaned from Wiersbe’s best-selling BE commentaries.

Offering insight and encouragement, this devotional touches on real-life themes that include contentment, integrity, patience, joy, hope, ministry, love, and peace. Each day’s devotional includes a brief Bible passage, an excerpt about that particular passage from Wiersbe’s BE commentaries, and questions for personal reflection. A brief prayer ends each day’s Scripture meditation and purposefully commits the reader’s heart and mind to God’s direction.

Pause for Power is a comprehensive update of Wiersbe’s original devotional and includes three additional books of the Bible as well as updated reflections and prayers. This year-long study includes thoughtful examination of the Old Testament books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Isaiah, as well as the New Testament books of Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, and 1 John. Wiersbe’s trademark voice remains the same throughout the book, and he continues to encourage readers to make personal application of God’s Word to every situation of their lives.

Developing an intimate relationship with Christ is a life-long process, and the study of His Word is one of the primary avenues through which we learn and draw closer to Him. Wiersbe’s ability to explore and explain the Bible serves as a foundational resource for this year-long devotional that offers bite-sized pieces of wisdom that will carry readers through a great deal of Scripture in a single year. Pause for Power will make the perfect gift for friends and family who look forward to a new devotional to strengthen their daily walks during 2011.

About the Author:
Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe, former pastor of The Moody Church and general director of Back to the Bible, has traveled widely as a Bible teacher and conference speaker. Often referred to as the Pastor’s Pastor, Wiersbe has offered great encouragement to those with whom he has shared ministry. He has preached and taught in churches and conferences throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Central and South America, and Europe. His published work includes the popular BE series of commentaries on every book of the Bible which has sold more than four million copies. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Gold Medallion Lifetime Achievement Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Dr. Wiersbe and his wife, Betty, live in Lincoln, Nebraska.

My Thoughts:
I always start daily devotional books off with a big bang and then fizzle out rather quickly with them.  Pause for Power however, has been one devotional that has drawn me back day after day.  I love the the way it is set up with a portion of scripture to read, not just one verse, and then the excerpt from the author's commentaries (the usual way devotionals are).  The commentaries are insightful and full of wisdom but what really draws me to this devotional is the "Points to Ponder" at the end of each commentary.  Dr. Wiersbe presents a few questions related to the topic for you to think on that causes you to take the scripture and directly apply it to your own life.  The questions go beyond the surface and cause you to really look at your walk in the Lord and encourage growth in your life.  Perfect for journaling.

Thanks to B & B Media Group for providing the book for review!

Pause for Power is available for purchase at David C. Cook

1 comment:

Barbara H. said...

I've been using his "With the Word" alongside my Bible reading and enjoy it. I'll have to keep this in mind for next year.