I don’t know about you, but I think a good cup of coffee is a pretty good way to begin the day. It warms you up, it gives you an energy boost, it helps you to focus and stay alert, it contains antioxidants so it protects you from various illnesses, and it even lowers the risk of dementia.
What’s not to like?
I have enjoyed visiting Holley Gerth’s blog and taking part in her “Coffee For Your Heart” blog linkup over the last 18 months or so and I have always found her writing encouraging and uplifting, so I was delighted to have the opportunity to read an advance copy of her latest devotional book, also called “Coffee For Your Heart.”
The book consists of 40 daily readings, each focussing on a different truth that God speaks over us:
- You are accepted
- You are chosen
- You are empowered
- You are valuable
- You are victorious
Each chapter consists of a short reading which unpacks the truth for the day, followed by a Bible passage to read, some questions to reflect on to apply it to your life, the beginning of a prayer which you can complete yourself, and a section entitled “Remember” which is an encouragement to own and hold to the truth you have explored.
Like an actual cup of coffee, I found it a great way to start the day.
Holley’s writing is warm, friendly and encouraging. At times I felt that I was sitting with her, over a cup of coffee, as she spoke truth into my life.
As we step out into the world, there are so many different voices talking over one another; there are so many people proclaiming different things over us by their words or actions. Yet Holley writes:
“In the middle of it all, one voice is quietly calling to our hearts.
It’s the voice of the One Who Loves Us.
He whispers, “You’re wanted. You matter. You’re wonderfully made.”
In our noisy world, our busy lives, those words and others like them can get lost. This book is an invitation to find them again.”
Without these reminders, we can so easily forget, but the truths in this book are a helpful way to start the day strong in the truth of who God is and our identity in him.
And that’s even more important than a good cup of coffee!
I’m grateful to Harvest House Publishers and Netgalley for access to an advance digital copy of this book. I only share books here that I believe will genuinely be beneficial to my readers.