Book Review – Sure as the Sunrise

Sure as the Sunrise
by Emily Ley

Sure as the Sunrise: 100 Morning Meditations on God’s Mercy and Delight by Emily Ley book cover

Sure as the Sunrise:
100 Morning Meditations on God’s Mercy and Delight
by Emily Ley

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Book Description:

When everything else in the world feels unsure, ever-changing, Sure as the Sunrise reminds us that God is almighty, forever, and dependable. God shows us that sometimes a fresh start isn’t found in a magnificent transformation, but in focusing our hearts on the signs, the slivers, the surprises and delights right in front of us.

There is magic in the ordinary if we dare to see it and create it.

My Take:

I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley and Thomas Nelson.
I voluntarily read and reviewed a copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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I probably wouldn’t have given much thought to this review, but I was approved for an advanced copy of the devotional on the day I finalized this post:

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This isn’t even the book I referenced IN that post.

Confusing mix of disparate parts.

The set up of each day in this devotional is as such:

Title –> Bible verse –> Essay –> Action items

I found myself struggling after reading each day to understand how those four parts went together. It should not be that difficult for the reader to understand what you are trying to convey.

The action items were usually just a list of questions with no “wrap up” to connect all the dots or how to use your own answers to move forward.

Good intentions for those who want this.

Rather than much of a bible-based devotional, I found this more of a Simplified-planner-based devotional. Slapping a bible verse onto a page doesn’t make it  any better than if you left it off. This felt like checking a box in what the author “should” do.

The Final Verdict

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My rating: 2 stars

Would I recommend? Eh

Not for me.

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