Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Devotional for Travelers


Faith-Based Travels by Nicole Jeffery

"They'll make a devotional about anything."  If you walk through a Christian Bookstore and browsed the devotional section I'm sure you'd have to agree with that statement.  Be that as it may, I did find this book did a pretty good job of addressing some of the issues that face people, particularly young people, who set off to do some more long-term traveling.
This devotional addresses those challenges {when faced with distance separating one from family and familiarity} head-on, reminding readers that God is with them wherever they go, and that He will meet their needs.
 While I did feel that there were times the author might have taken verses not entirely in context to make her point, in general she did a good job in picking topics on which travelers would struggle and giving encouragement and advice.  The one thing I didn't like were the prayers at the end of each devotion, but that could just be more of a personal preference, and doesn't necessarily detract from the book.  Each section ends with travel tips on the chapter's topic from travelers the world over. I appreciated that she started with devotions in regards to planning your trip and ended with a section of devotions on what she termed "re-entry".  Here's a brief glance into some of the topical sections she covers: prayer, evangelism, loneliness, fellowship, the church's perspective, God's guidance and more.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is planning on taking a gap year, studying abroad, planning a working holiday, or the like.  I can definitely attest that the chapter on re-entry would have been most helpful to me upon my return from a semester abroad years ago.  My family can bear witness to that fact that I did not handle re-entry very well.

2 comments:

  1. Just saw this for the first time, Abbie. I am the author of Faith Based Travels. Thanks for your feedback and for recommending my book. It is soon to become an eBook. God bless, xx

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    1. That's awesome, thanks for reading!

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