Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Devoted by Marjorie Jackson

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Shiloh Run Press; Gld edition (May 1, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1683221664
  • ISBN-13: 978-1683221661

About the Book:

Life is good with a God who is great!

What’s a girl to do in a changing world full of darkness, distractions, pressure, lies, and uncertainty? Is it really possible for a twenty-first-century young woman to live a life in direct contrast to culture’s ever-changing standards? The answer is yes!

With a Lord like Jesus, guidance like the Holy Spirit’s, and that powerful weapon we call the Holy Bible, God’s truth is ours to live out. Come learn along with talented young author, Marjorie Jackson, in this devotional about letting our love and dedication to Jesus penetrate every area of life—our relationships, our decisions, our standards, our convictions, our priorities, our everything.

Whether you’re a long-time Christian or you’ve still got your spiritual training wheels on, get ready to dive into God’s Word and discover what it truly means to be a young woman of God who is completelyjoyfullybeautifully different.

My Thoughts:

"Devoted" by Marjorie Jackson is cool, from the cover design to the page layout.  It's a very unique devotional book, designed for young girls, probably early to late teens.  It's the kind of devotional I would have loved to have during my high school years.  But does "Devoted" pass my devotional test?

1) Opens each reading with Scripture?  check

2) Relevant topics for the target audience? check

3) Daily readings filling but brief for busy lives? mmm...not really.  Each reading is an average of four pages, so depends upon your definition for brief.  Just doesn't fit mine.

4) Unique features?  check, check CHECK!  "Devoted" combines inspiration with creation, as each reading ends with a coloring page design.  You can tell Jackson took great care in creating the pages, and she uses the Scripture of the day in each design.

PLUS, each reading in "Devoted" ends with some journal questions that are easily used in a study session with a group, as well as a daily challenge to put the Word into action.

Overall, "Devoted" really impressed me.  I love the cover and the overall layout, just wished for shorter readings over a longer period of time.  However, in defense of the book, it is designed to be a month long devotion, and you can divide the readings up to fit your life.

So I'm giving "Devoted" my "Something Good Here" award.  I love the layout, but would love some changes as well.  Until the next book comes my way...

Mark Your Place,




Just One More Published @ 2014 by Ipietoon