Book Review – 90 Days in John 14-17, Romans, James by Tim Keller and Sam Allberry

51bqeytnh3l-_sx350_bo1204203200_Title: 90 Days in John 14-17, Romans, James
Author: Tim Keller & Sam Allberry
Publisher: The Good Book Company
Publishing Year: 2017
Pages: 192
My Rating: 5 out of 5 (1 meaning I hated the book, 5 meaning I loved the book)

The search for a meaningful devotional that actually focuses upon Scripture is finally over!   90 Days in John 14-17, Romans, James by Tim Keller & Sam Allberry is a great book that will actually enhance your devotional time in the Word.  Many devotionals simply use Scripture as a launching pad in order to get to the author’s helpful thought or deep reflection.  In other words, you read the Scripture and then forget about it.  This book was intended to be read with your Bible open and continually points you back to Scripture thereby giving you a better understanding of the Word.

On the other hand, neither is this book an in-depth commentary.  You won’t be digging deep into systematic theology, although there is the occasional reference to the original languages.   The real aim of this book is to get you into the Word and learn how to study with an aim toward personal application.  Dig into the Word and live it out in your daily life.

Each passage is divided up into several sections.  First Keller and Allberry break down each book passage by passage with just a few explanatory notes to aid you in understanding the text.  You will be answering questions along the way to challenge your mind, also helping you to get behind the true force of the text.  These sections end with prayer and thoughtful application.  Finally there is a section for you to journal your own thoughts and reflections.

This book is helpful to both the theology students and laymen alike.  The authors recommend setting aside a half an hour’s time to really get into this and from my experience that seems about right – and time well spent.  Buy the book and jump right in!

Purchase the book here.

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher for review. I was under no obligation to offer a favorable review.


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