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The God Shot

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The God Shot takes the reader through key passages found in each book of the New Testament and breaks down the passage a verse a day. The reading highlights a key attribute of God and how the verse points to his characteristics. These snapshots help a person studying the Bible see God through out the Bible.
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I really like the Bible Recap reading plan, as well as the podcast devotionals so I was interested in The God Shot. Now, devotionals by nature are very short but I felt like there wasn't too much content in these ones. For every day there was a passage from the Bible and a short devotional but these weren't anything too special. However, I feel like this would be a good devotional for new believers so it's still worth the read.
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I really liked Tara-Leigh Cobble's book The Bible Recap and used it to completely read the Bible last year.  I like how she selects meaningful parts of the Bible and easily explains what it means and how to apply it.  This devotional book was along the same lines.  I wish it had a little more meat on its bones.  I know devotionals are short by nature but I wanted more from this book.
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This book is a devotional of snapshots. Definitely not a replacement for any Bible study, this would only be supplemental. The scriptures used are primarily in the New Testament. Personally don't like the feeling like these characteristics of God aren't found all throughout Genesis through Revelation. There will be plenty of people that love this book, but I believe there are other better recommendations for reading and devotions.
I received an ARC from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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My thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. 
The God Shot devotional explores small, powerful sections from each book of the New Testament one day at a time. By reading the passages in context,  the meaning of each individual verse is explained in new ways for our deeper understanding of God and His goodness. 

Each day’s reading points toward a name or attribute of God that the passage reveals, showing how God’s character can be found throughout Scripture. These quick and helpful “snapshots” directly focus on the Word of God.  Each day is a quick  < two minute read, but the message is deep with theological truth. 

The following list are the attributes or names of God that are developed throughout the 100 day devotional:  
The God of Peace—Matthew 6:25–33  
The God of Compassion—Mark 6:34–44  
The God Who Loves Conversation—Luke 11:1–4  
The God of Light and Truth—John 1:1–5  
The God of Resurrection—Acts 2:22–33  
The God Who Is Sovereign—Romans 8:28–34  
The God of Love—1 Corinthians 13:1–11  
The God Who Grants Righteousness—2 Corinthians 5:7–10  
The God of All Nations—Galatians 3:1–9  
The God Who Protects Us—Ephesians 6:10–20  
 The God Who Is Worth It—Philippians 3:7–11  
The God Who Is Preeminent—Colossians 1:13–20  
The God Who Builds His Church—1 Thessalonians 5:12–18  
The God Who Empowers Us—2 Thessalonians
The God Who Mediates—1 Timothy 2:1–6  
The God of Patience—2 Timothy 3:16–4:5  
The God Who Fulfills—Titus 3:4–11  
The God of All Joy—Philemon 1:4–7  
 The God of Our Inheritance—Hebrews 1:1–8  
The God of Wisdom—James 3:13–18  
The God of Freedom—1 Peter 2:9–16  
The God of Grace—2 Peter 1:2–4  
 The God Who Saves—1 John 3:16–22  
The God Who Seeks Our Hearts—2 John 1:6  
The God of All Goodness—3 John 1:11  
The God Who Steadies Us—Jude 1:18–25  
The God Who Will Return for Us—Revelation

The author explains the biblical passage and it’s pertinence to us.  She asks questions at the conclusion of each passage for the reader to make personal application. Very practical. 

Not only am I enlightened as to God’s attributes, I am encouraged as I learn  more about who God is and His desire to develop a relationship with me. 

Highly recommended devotional.
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This devotional contains 100 short devotions, but it packs a decent punch. There were so many times that I ran across my room to grab a pen to write something down in my Bible or highlight a specific verse. I think this would be a great devotional to read every morning right after you wake up, especially for teenagers.
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The God Shot by Tara-Leigh Cobble is a wonderful tool to add to your Bible reading. It is similar to her podcast in which she takes a few scriptures and explains the context, brings out truths and practical applications. It’s almost like a little mini commentary and I would recommend it to those trying to understand more about what they are reading.
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I just recently finished going through The Bible Recap with Tara-Leigh Cobble. Like in her podcast, The God Shot reveals God’s character through these devotions based on New Testament Scriptures. Although I enjoyed them, I was wishing they could be a little longer and maybe have a prayer at the end of each devotion. With that said, I do appreciate that Tara-Leigh doesn’t write about her own musings and theology on the Scriptures. Instead, she shares the Bible in its context and points to who God is. I love it! 
Thank you to NetGalley and Bethany House Publishers for an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own.
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What a perfect companion to Cobble's The Bible Recap.  This is for anyone looking to deepen and strengthen their bond with God through devotions rooted in scripture.  An absolute must if you are going along with Cobble's The Bible Recap!  Will certainly be recommending and purchasing for our church library.
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Thanks net galley for the opportunity to read through this devotional option.  The author's writing style is easy to read and understand, the Scripture passages are encouraging and challenging as she nudges her readers to lean in and consider God's character and what that means for us as disciples. 

Reading this in an electronic format was tricky. I think it'd be better enjoyed in a printed form.
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Good devotional with good thoughts and easy to read formatting. Not necessarily aimed at my age group or gender but worth reading, nonetheless.
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It has been an amazing journey to go through the Bible together with the Bible recap. In "The God  Shot" Tara-Leigh Cobble offer you a small but deep devotional that will lead you through aspects of the character of God. To see Him and find Him in every story. Love it.
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I'm not usually the biggest fan of devotional books, but this one by Tara-Leigh Cobble stood out to me. She takes short portions of Scripture to highlight a part of God's character and helps us apply it meaningfully to our lives. Each day has a short teaching and questions for reflection. 

I'd highly recommend this devotional! If you're looking for something while you're on vacation, or when your time is short, or you've drifted in your daily habits in the Word and are looking to get back into a routine, this one is for you! I'm handing this over to my daughter to read next! 

*Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.
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Tara Leigh Cobble’s The Bible Recap changed my life by guiding me through daily Bible reading.  This devotional companion is fantastic.  Short snippets that give deep meaning and encouragement to believers. TLC takes a passage of scripture one verse at a time to explain how God’s love for us can be found in his Word. It is quick and easy to understand!
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Thanks for this ARC, NetGalley! As someone who works in youth ministry, I’m always looking for new devos to give to my students that are easily digestible and that would make great gifts for student leaders or students who are graduating. I loved the format of this book and think it would be perfect for my teens (and even adults) to go through!
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I found TLC this year with her The Bible Recap.  I have enjoyed and LEARNED all year. It has been amazing.  This is a wonderful addition to the other books that she has. I will  be looking forward to adding it my shelf. Thank you Netgalley for my honest opinion.
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Tara-Leigh Cobble is the author of the well known book, "The Bible Recap: A One Year Guide to Reading and Understanding the Entire Bible." Having used that study guide for several years, I was really excited to see that she had a new book out. In her newest book, "The God Shot: 100 Snapshots of God's character in Scripture", Cobble has penned 100 quick and easy daily devotions to help her readers strengthen their faith. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a new devotional book.

Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. All opinions are my own.
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I want to thank Netgalley and the author for gifting me the ebook. Highly recommend for Christian's! Enjoy this book. A fast and easy read.
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This is a perfect companion to Tara’s Bible Recap. Short, thoughtful devotions on the characteristics of God. I like that it wasn’t just a brief look at each one, quickly moving onto the next, but that each characteristic was studied for several days. Great book for any believer! I’m getting copies for my 2 teenaged sons.
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