Each time a new Bible is printed, the question that typically gets asked is, “Why?” Do we really need another Bible?
In our Twitter crazed, cut to the chase world, it’s not easy to convince people to take or make the time to study a book that’s centuries old. They struggle just maintain a 30 second devotion—how will they ever commit to 30 minutes?
Enter The Message 100 Devotional. Readers are invited to partake of a story: the Story of God. The point, of this devotional, according to the introduction, is to draw the reader in, right into the unfolding Story of God.
At the beginning of each reading there is an intro or explanation. They are inviting and encouraging. They seemed conversational and I liked them.
Many are looking for a new and fresh way to read scripture, and The Message 100 provides both. Reading out of the traditionally presented order is challenging. It’s enough of a jolt to push the typical Bible reader out of their familiar rut.
People often resolve at the start of the year to read the Bible all the way through, but burn out by the end of March. The beauty of this format is that readers will be almost done at the end of three months. A double accomplishment! Not only will they have realized a goal, but they will also gain knowledge and growth in their faith.
That’s a win-win in my book!
I highly recommend this Bible devotion.
I was given a copy of the The Message 100 in return for an honest review.