Pause for Power

Pause for Power
Join Dr. Warren Wiersbe for a Personal Bible Study
552 Wiersbe bk cover (Pause)Dr. Warren Wiersbe is a gifted Bible scholar with the ability to make personal and relevant application to God’s Word. This fall, David C Cook releases a revised version of Pause for Power: A 365 Day Journey in the Scriptures, a daily devotional that will allow readers to explore fifteen different books of the Bible with wisdom and insight gleaned from Wiersbe’s best-selling BE commentaries.
Offering insight and encouragement, this devotional touches on real-life themes that include contentment, integrity, patience, joy, hope, ministry, love, and peace. Each day’s devotional includes a brief Bible passage, an excerpt about that particular passage from Wiersbe’s BE commentaries, and questions for personal reflection. A brief prayer ends each day’s Scripture meditation and purposefully commits the reader’s heart and mind to God’s direction.
Pause for Power is a comprehensive update of Wiersbe’s original devotional and includes three additional books of the Bible as well as updated reflections and prayers. This year-long study includes thoughtful examination of the Old Testament books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Isaiah, as well as the New Testament books of Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, and 1 John. Wiersbe’s trademark voice remains the same throughout the book, and he continues to encourage readers to make personal application of God’s Word to every situation of their lives.
Developing an intimate relationship with Christ is a life-long process, and the study of His Word is one of the primary avenues through which we learn and draw closer to Him. Wiersbe’s ability to explore and explain the Bible serves as a foundational resource for this year-long devotional that offers bite-sized pieces of wisdom that will carry readers through a great deal of Scripture in a single year. Pause for Power will make the perfect gift for friends and family who look forward to a new devotional to strengthen their daily walks during 2011.
About the Author:
Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe, former pastor of The Moody Church and general director of Back to the Bible, has traveled widely as a Bible teacher and conference speaker. Often referred to as the Pastor’s Pastor, Wiersbe has offered great encouragement to those with whom he has shared ministry. He has preached and taught in churches and conferences throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Central and South America, and Europe. His published work includes the popular BE series of commentaries on every book of the Bible which has sold more than four million copies. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Gold Medallion Lifetime Achievement Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Dr. Wiersbe and his wife, Betty, live in Lincoln, Nebraska.
My Thoughts:
I am currently reading this and am enjoying the direction and insight given in the daily readings.  Wiersbe gives a suggested scripture passage to read and highlights one verse from the reading. He writes briefly about an application of the verse then provides a reflective question.  One example that I am still thinking about is Day 76: James 4:15 is highlighted: "You ought to say, 'If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that.' "  The question given is "What is one decision you are getting ready to make right now for which you first need to seek God's will?"  I am actually struggling with a decision right now for which I am seeking His will, so this was one of those messages that fits with God's timing and His working in my life.  I love when He does that!!  He works all things together!  Awesome God!!--Nice devotional.  Take the time to pray and think through the scriptures and questions and it will be worth even more!

Pause for Power: A 365 Day Journey in the Scriptures by Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe
David C Cook/November 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7814-0374-0/372 pages/hardcover with jacket/$16.99

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