Blessings for the Evening by Susie Larson {Book Review}

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Blessings for the Evening is a book that has taken residence on my night stand. I believe strongly in beginning the day with God and in ending it that way as well. Too often have I gone to bed with the worries of the world and the days ahead of me on my mind. This book has been a wonderful distraction to set my mind on the things above and reminder to cast all my cares upon my heavenly Father.

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As you open the book, you’ll find the contents. The contents list the blessings by title and also lists a few that are meant for different and/or special occasions (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, Spiritual Warfare, Grief, and so on) Each blessing or devotion as I call them (there’s about 90) are on a two spread layout. There’s a stunning photo as the background and the scripture verse is on one page followed by the devotion on the next.

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The devotions I believe can be read like prayers. I found all extremely uplifting and reassuring. There’s most certainly something to be said about filling your mind with the Word of God in your hours of rest. Also I thought it wonderful the author included such beautiful photography! Setting your eyes upon His beautiful creations (i.e the photos with each daily blessing!) is quite calming.

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This book would be a great addition to any nightstand or bedside table. This book would also make a wonderful gift for someone needing peace and reassurance in their life. It reminds me of these little books of poetry and scripture my Grandma had all over here house. Overall, I most certainly would recommend it.

If you are interested in purchasing this title, you can find Blessings for the Evening: Finding Peace in God’s Presence on Amazon.com in digital or hardcover format.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free from the publisher (Bethany House) in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.