A new year is peeking at us from just around the corner. I’ve been looking through devotional books and would love to share a standout favorite with you.
God’s Word for Gardeners gathers information about the Bible’s plants, landscapes, and cultivating practices and tucks this horticultural information into prayerful daily devotions. Topics include the gardener’s work, rewards of gardening, the influence of seasons and weather, and the joy of the harvest. A reading guide offers an easy way to stay on track.
Plus, this special devotional is a complete Bible in the New International Version.
While I’m not a gardener, I love the many ways gardens offer quiet, peaceful moments. Like when morning fog silently shifts across a pond. Or a bumblebee buzzes from one flower to another. The first time the scent of freshly mown grass reaches me in the spring.
And this unique devotional book is full of guidance and inspiration for anyone who loves gardens.
Consider what editor Shelley Cramm writes in the book’s Foreword:
How I hope that by spending time in the devotions before you, your love of gardening deepens your acquaintance with God, changing over the course of these pages to friendship and love … that crazy, delightful love that surprises, giggles and laughs, all the while saving, guiding and setting things right.
May you come outside and play. May you embrace his possibilities and live with nothing less.
“May you embrace his possibilities and live with nothing less.”
Inspiring words written by a dear friend who has been an example to me in countless ways. If you’d like to get to know Shelley, too, head to her website, where you’ll find more devotionals, an A-to-Z primer of plants from the Bible, seasonal notes, and other resources.
Reader, the new year is upon us. Have you chosen a special book to be a refuge, inspiration, or guide in the coming months? I’d love to know what you’ll be reading. And if you’re a gardener, I’d love to know more about that, too.
Here with you,