50 Devotions to Build a Bold Faith
by John Bevere
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Pub Date 20 Feb 2024 | Archive Date 05 Mar 2024
Thomas Nelson and Zondervan Gift, Thomas Nelson
It takes courage to live out your faith boldly, especially in the face of hostility or suffering. What gave Joshua and Caleb the courage to follow God's commands despite fear? What gave Esther the courage to risk her life and trust God's plan for His people? What gave the disciples the courage to live out their faith, even to the point of being martyred? They leaned into a greater fear, one that conquers all others—the fear of the Lord.
The fear of the Lord gives believers the power to live with uncompromising faith—a powerful reality we see played out in the pages of the Bible as well as in our lives today. In Everyday Courage, respected Bible teacher, speaker, and bestselling author John Bevere reminds us through Scripture, devotions, and examples from the fathers and mothers of the faith that we, too can live with courage because the fear of the Lord swallows up every other fear in our lives.
Each entry offers:
- A Bible passage to help you discover how to fear God—and why the fear of the Lord is your ultimate source of strength
- A thoughtful reflection on the day's Scripture
- Stories of biblical figures and other heroes of the faith who lived courageously
- A powerful prayer to seek courage every day
As you rediscover the power of holy fear in your life, you will step bravely into courageous living and bolder faith—every single day.
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Now THIS is a devotional with some meat! I’m not a fan of many devo’s because I think a lot of them are just fluffy. But this one is NOT fluff. It gives meat every day, not just little nuggets. As the Bevere’s usually do, they speak truth straight forward and pull no punches. Highly recommend.
In Everyday Courage, John Bevere has written a new 50-day devotional to assist believers in increasing your faith. There is become a rise in people not standing up for their faith and sharing it boldly. We are afraid of the cancel culture and worried we might offend them. He stated how scripture, Psalm 112:8 encourages us to remember that those who stand in awe of God and are confident and fearless. This can help us to know that the fear of God will shallow up all other fears. God wants to build a strong relationship with each one of us. He explained how we can’t have intimacy with someone if we afraid of them.
One of my favorite chapters was about Andrew and how he followed Christ despite the risk he faced of being prosecuted. He is the very first very disciple. He boldly told his brother, Peter that they found the Messiah. He did at first flee when Christ was taken and arrested. After Jesus rose from the dead, he preached even if he encountered danger. He was arrested in Greece and was instructed by the governor to stop and he refused. He was sentenced to be crucified and he wanted it to be in the shape of an x. He didn’t feel worthy to be crucified in the same way Jesus was. He was one of the many disciples who were killed for commitment to Christ. Scriptures declare in Philippians 1:6 how Christ has begun a good work in us and how He will complete it. We can all hope to have the courage to live out our faith even if we may face the cost of doing so.
I would recommend this awesome book to anyone who is ready to live courageously and they are wanting to live out a bold like faith. The devotionals are quick and easy to read and very impactful. I immensely loved the wide range of topics such as, “overcoming defeat, wait patiently in the wilderness, a cure for chaos, reject the fear of rejection, and be ready for the storms”. I enjoyed the personal stories he shared about his own life and how he had to trust God for His provision early in his ministry. Each day enclosed a short story, a verse, and a prayer.
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This devotional is an awesome tool in learning how to approach life with courage and endurance. It uses scripture and applicable stories to provide a biblical point of view to everyday living.
Great devotional from a Christian perspective.