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At the start of every year, a majority of people set out to find a new devotional...that one perfect book that will motivate for 52 weeks. Useful devotionals share some qualities with journals--wide margins, room to write notes, and inspirational phrases--along with the longer stories and recommended readings that are incorporated into most devotionals.
What I am about to recommend would not normally fit into the mold of my "ideal" devotional. It does not include inspirational sayings and quotes, does not include questions to guide reflection. Rather, Live Second: 365 Ways to Make Jesus First seeks to boldly transform your life and the lives of those around you by making God first and everything else--yourself included--less important. Able to be started anytime---not the typical January to December--Live Second is broken down into 52 chapters which provide readings for each day. Each day begins with a bible verse followed by a recommended reading and the significance of the reading. Some days include points to discuss with God; others suggest ways to "live it". Employing social media and technology, Live Second utilizes QR Readers for the smart phone crowd, as well as hash tag suggestions for twitter. The QR Reader points toward relevant stories on YouTube.com which are part of the I Am Second movement. The end of the book
provides a brief explanation of why we should live second, and points the reader to resources.
How about it readers? Are you ready to live second? Join me in the forum as I post for 365 days. Follow me as I embark upon my journey to live second.
Live Second: 365 Ways to Make Jesus First (An I Am Second Daily Reader) can be ordered from online retailers such as Amazon.com.
Disclaimer: Live Second: 365 Ways To Make Jesus First was purchased by the reviewer. The views expressed herein were not influenced by the publisher or author.
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