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Book Review: 40 Verses to Ignite Your Faith by Laurie Polich Short


From Back Cover:

Many of us have our “go to” verses. The ones we memorize, post on social media, and hang on our walls. But sometimes we need a fresh word or promise for the season we find ourselves in–something that ignites our faith in the face of fear, doubt, loneliness, insecurity, or overwhelming circumstances.

In this powerful, accessible new book, author and speaker Laurie Short mines the Scriptures, revealing insights and promises from 40 verses we often overlook. Digging in to these “in between” verses, she unearths fresh wisdom, guidance, and encouragement that will help you seek and experience God in new, dynamic ways.

From trusting God’s timing, to not worrying about the future, to holding on to faith when things look dark, the hidden insights found in these verses will help you navigate the challenges that cross your path, breathe new life into your weary soul, and ignite your faith once again.

My Review:

40 verses to Ignite Your Faith is not your typical devotional. The author takes verses that are often overlooked and shows the reader that there is meat in all of God’s word not just in the well known go to verses. Most devotionals are focused on well known sections of the Bible that everyone can relate to but 40 verses to Ignite Your Faith shows 40 verses that are just a easy to relate to. Each devotional is about three pages long and covers a variety of topics like The Subtle Insertion of Doubt, Moving Ahead of God’s Timing, Hearing God’s Voice, The Decisions before the Decision, The Story Within the Story, The Writing om Our Hearts, Running Away from God, When Circumstances Bring Doubt and The God Who Weeps. Each devotional consists of a story and has a memorable quote from the devotion like “If we never give God the things we have, we will never know what God could have done with them”. At the end of each devotional there are a set of three reflection questions.

I loved 40 verses to Ignite Your Faith by Laurie Poloch Short. I loved how it brought to light how much is right in front of us that we overlook. My favorite and most inspiring quote from this book is “Be careful when you think ‘Someone should do something’ It may end up being you” I highly recommend this book to all readers.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Bethany House Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”