Monday, November 19, 2012

"I Exalt You, O God" By Jerry Bridges

I have loved going through this 30 day devotional focused on worshipping God. "I Exalt You, O God: Encountering His Greatness In Your Personal Worship" by Jerry Bridges is a phenomenal devotional that will lead in into worship of God for
• His Greatness...beyond measure, beyond compare
• His Holiness...transcendent majesty
• His Wisdom...skill and splendor on display
• His Love...the infinite love of an amazing Father for His child (from the book description)

I think Mr. Bridges does a wonderful job of defining what is worship, both corporate and private. I felt convicted, challenged, and encouraged in my journey to worship the Lord more in my personal life and in corporate settings. I think he does a great job of clearly defining hard to understand terms and he does it with Truth straight from the Word. I like that whatever he was saying was totally backed up with Scripture. I loved learning about all the places in the Bible that talk about worshipping God. I also loved the quotes that he used from different theologians and writers through the years. 

Each day of the devotional was quick, thorough, and packed full of new ways to approach worship. Each day also has a large amount of Scripture to reference what Bridges is discussing. I loved the prayers at the end of the days the most, though. I love being able to pray Scripture and much of the prayers were just that. He referenced each verse in the prayer so you could go back and read it on your own later.

 I would recommend this book to anyone high school age or older. It would be a great devotional to go through with your spouse because they are quick chapters each day, but leave plenty to talk about and discuss. 

These opinions are my own. I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah. 

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