(Even Before Publishers Feb 2012)
About the Author:
Ray Hawkins, retired after over 40 years as a Churches of Christ minister, enjoys sharing themes from the Scriptures through Devotional writing. Married to Mary, multi-published inspirational romance author, they have three children and five grandchildren. Ray shares his insights in his first two books on Marriage and Children with more ideas to come about ministry and much more. Living in Beauty Point Tasmania Ray heads up a new Christian Fellowship as well as doing relief preaching, community work and writing.
About the book:
31 Biblical Devotions to meditate on the cross – God’s glory
Be captured by the wisdom, power, grace and wonder of Calvary.These devotional meditations take you to the heart of the Gospel. They will fill you with awe of God.
They will cause you to bow before the Lord in adoration.
RATING: 4.5 Stars
I was really excited to receive this 31 day devotional from Ray Hawkins because I really wanted to explore the deeper meaning of Easter and its symbolism. I can proudly say that I was not disappointed!!! Hawkins goes into such eye opening detail which really helped me appreciate Easter and Christ’s sacrifice for us a lot more. Everything is now so much more significant!! I plan on reading this book every year before Easter and a little after as it is the perfect book to help guide your reflection of the Cross, helping you grow in your relationship with Him.
One of my favourite devotionals was on the second day which was titled “The Cross Before Time” and explained that God planed and knew about the Sacrifice Jesus eventually take for humanity even before he created us, we who are so ultimately special to Him! This is the meaning of true love!!! I feel that the Key Verse from 1 Peter 1:18-20 sums it up really nicely, which reads: You know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.
I highly recommend this book for Christians and non-Christians alike because I believe that it communicates what the Gospel, in a nut shell, is all about. Even if you feel like you know a lot about the Bible or have been a Christian for a long time, I can almost guarantee that Hawkins will teach you something new, something that wasn’t previously considered. So I encourage you to pick up this book to be enlightened with a new meaning of Easter.