Monday, August 9, 2010

Storm Devotions by David Washington Jr* a review

About the book: Organized in fifty-two brief but powerful chapters, Storm Devotions is inspirational and encouraging to all Christians—pastors, church leaders, and those sitting in the pews. From profound theological themes such as the true meaning of salvation and the personhood of the Holy Spirit, to the down-to-earth issues of stress, tithing, and fasting, the devotions are straight talk about God’s perspective on life’s challenges. Having a Christ-like viewpoint on topics such as failure, integrity, accountability, and excellence are also explained. Ask Yourself and Ponder This segments that inspire the examination of thoughts and actions throughout the week accompany the readings. The reader is encouraged to study the Bible-inspired principles outlined in the book in order to apply them in mundane, every-day situations and to be prepared for the major storms of life that are sure to come. The author, Pastor David Washington Jr. says that God is still in the blessing business and that even when we are in the midst of trials, God is still on the throne.

Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: Pleasant Word-A Division of WinePress
Publishing (October 20, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1414114400
ISBN-13: 978-1414114408
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.3 inches

About the Author: Pastor David Washington Jr. is the youngest child and only son of Pastor David Washington Sr. and Elizabeth Washington. He was raised in the church and accepted Christ at the age of nine. Pastor Washington is the husband of Lady Errica Washington and the proud father of Gabriella, Hannah, Faith, Joyelle, and David III.

Pastor Washington was licensed to the Gospel Ministry in November of 1999 at Mountain View Community Church in Temecula, California under the leadership of Pastor John Wells Jr., and was ordained in August of 2001 at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church. In 2000, he became the founding Pastor of Canton Christian Fellowship Church. Since then, the church has grown from an eight-member adult Bible study to over 350 members today. Pastor David Washington Jr. preaches the word of God with passion and without apology. He is known by his congregation as a true shepherd, teacher, and leader. Pastor David has maintained an approach to ministry that is uncompromising. He believes that the Word of God, taught in a simple and applicable fashion, can transform the lives of Believers.

Transformed Lives Ministries is the personal calling of Pastor Washington. It is the philosophy of Transformed Lives that humanity can and will be changed by the unadulterated teaching and preaching of God’s Word. In his ten years in this ministry, Pastor Washington has been a noted guest preacher, revivalist, church consultant, conference speaker, and lecturer in a variety of churches and venues across the United States.

Pastor David Washington Jr. holds a BA in Business Marketing from Cornerstone University (1994) and an MA in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg Virginia. He has earned a diploma in Church Planting and is also a Certified Precept Inductive Bible Study teacher. Additionally, Pastor Washington currently serves as the Vice President of the Michigan African American Pastors Association.

My review
This is a neat devotional book. There are 52 chapters, one for each week of the year. They are short, but leave you with many things to think of. Each chapter has the devotional than a part called ASK YOURSELF-which has a question that will start you thinking. Then the last part called PONDER THIS. In that part you really get to think about things. The author brings up a lot of neat things to ponder.
The only thing I really couldn’t understand in this devotional book is which chapter of the Bible the author wants you to read for each devotional. I’ve searched through the book and can’t locate that. If the author lets me know I will change this and write what chapters or books go along with the devotional.
For the most part this book is really an excellent book to read and I recommend it.

Thanks to WinePress for the chance to read and review this book.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

I love devotionals and this one sounds super! I appreciate messages that make me think with my heart and soul. Sounds like one I MUST have. THanks. Blessings, Connie Sue