Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The One Year Devotions for Women: Becoming a Woman at Peace (Book Review)

A while back I received a review copy of The One Year Devotions for Women:  Becoming a Woman at Peace, by Ann Spangler.  It's taken me some time to review it because I wanted to read the devotions daily, rather than just skimming the whole book in a few sittings.

According to the back cover, "[This book] helps you take hold of the peace God offers--a peace far richer and more satisfying than anything you can imagine."

Since my One Word for 2014 is Peace, I was eager to read this book.  The devotion for each day begins with a verse or two from the Bible; both the Old and the New Testament are represented.  Following that is an illustration and a principle, maybe three to five paragraphs in total.  Each day's entry ends with a short (one or two sentences) prayer about applying the principle to our lives.  The topics include things like fear and anxiety, wisdom, trust in God, and self-control.

I like The One Year Devotions for Women:  Becoming a Woman at Peace.  The word illustrations are effective and the lessons are solid.  I especially enjoyed reading it at bedtime, at the end of a stressful day.  I found that I was reading every second or third entry to my husband.  (Obviously he's not a woman, but many of the principles are universal.)  It's been good, and I recommend it.

The One Year Devotions for Women:  Becoming a Woman at Peace is available at Christian bookstores, from, and directly from the author (click on her name in the first paragraph).  For more information, visit the Tyndale House Publishers page or see the Google preview page.


  1. this would be a great book for Mothers Day

  2. This sounds like a wonderful book! We are reading "Stepping Heavenward" as a family. I know it is probably geared more towards women, but my husband and son are enjoying it so much, right along with me. The principles are applicable to anyone trying to draw closer to God. So happy you stopped by my blog today. It was a great pleasure to meet you. :)

  3. I am reading this author's book "Praying the Names of Jesus" and am loving it. It is also set up like a devotional. I'm sure I would also enjoy this book!


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