This devotional is amazing! I was drawn to the cover. Seeing Jesus holding up the boom-box a'la John Cusack in Say Anything, and seeing the words "The Song of You" placed in such a way to make it seem as if Jesus is playing a song made just for you (me/us), really appealed to me.
And then, going through the book, I'm just amazed. It's clear that James Edwards (the author) really put in a lot of time and thought into this devotional, and that he has an actual revelation (not just an intellectual understanding) of the Love of God. Reading through the devotional, I do hear a song of passion playing in my spirit, just for me.
This book is a must-read for anyone wanting their minds to be renewed with the Gospel message.
You are loved. You are needed. You are a masterpiece.
Do you know who you are? It's a fair question... really... We are told who we are over the years... Our parents name us... our society molds us, schools correct us, life weighs in and tells you exactly what you're not... But, do you know who you really are? Many of us don't know that who we really are is hidden in a Jewish carpenter named Christ Jesus. Your life was hidden in Jesus by God before you were ever born... God has song, a song of you and knows you better than you know yourself... the things you hate about yourself... those things that drive you mad... He swollowed up in his Death, burial and resurrection and mystically brought you along for the ride...
James' month long journey into this beautiful melody, this Song of you will bring a peace and understanding that so many long for in their misunderstanding of themselves... and point you back to the pure symphony that is the true you hidden in Jesus...
You are a song, a melody and Holy Spirit is singing you to the world... come learn to listen as well as sing... A Song of You.
I’m always leery of Christian devotionals. I find that some try too hard at being spiritual or revelatory. This devotional is simple. It challenges many of the common ways we think about popular scriptures and concepts, but it does not do so in a way that is dismissive or disrespectful. I was warmed by the writing and encouraged to refocus versus feeling condemned about my shortcomings. I think this book is superb.
Man... You can really feel the love of the Father through James eloquent words as he reveals your true value, purpose, and great worth you have. This truth of who you are will not just be read and understood by your mind, but experienced in your heart. Life changing inspiration to be loved!!! 💪❤️🏆
Let me start by saying, this is a beautiful book. On the cover, The Say Anything “Boombox Serenade” is classy. The gospel has always been about his love for us. Sweet touch James. I immediately felt a peace while reading it as if Christ himself was drawing me into a greater understanding of our relationship together. With every day you kept our focus on Jesus and his work rather than something we had to do in order to obtain or feel a certain way.
I wanted to write this quickly before I forgot! I’m always on the lookout for inspiring, easy to read books that reinforce the truth of our identity in Christ that I can recommend and snap up as gifts of encouragement for friends and people I meet in the midst of challenging times. The Song of You fits that description perfectly. I’m a credits geek, and couldn’t help noticing that the author dedicated the book to his mother (among others), who passed last year. As I read the book, I was struck by a sweetness that seemed to waft through the words with me. It felt peaceful and reassuring - much like a mother’s love. What a wonderful way to pay homage to her memory. :)
This is a beautifully inspiring devotional. It reminds us who we truly are in Christ and what a treasure to Him as His beloved bride. Loved...completely, eternally, regardless. Read it and be blessed. Then read it again.
Yes! This devotional is way too good to spread out between 30 days. Haha! I had to read it faster than that because the goodness was so intoxicating. Beautiful, pure truth that brings freedom in these pages. Everyone should read it.