Seasons of the Heart Devotional Review
Disclosure: I was provided a copy of this book for review. Any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.
Title: Seasons of the Heart Devotional
Author: Donna Kelderman
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Genre: Religion, Christian Life, Devotional
About the book:
A queen, an educator, a missionary, a pastor’s wife. Some of them single, some married, some widowed, some mothers. All of them, like women today, knew the joys and heartaches of life. But the bond that drew this generation of women together—and connects them to women today—was their heart for God and devotion to Christ. In this year’s worth of devotions, you will find spiritual insights from godly women of the past who, like us, struggled with sin, loneliness, and disappointments yet rejoiced in God’s love, mercy, grace, and providential blessings. Join them in the various seasons of their hearts and find timeless encouragement and wisdom from one generation of women to another.
Authors include Ruth Bryan, Anne Dutton, Isabella Graham, Elizabeth Julia Hasell, Frances Ridley Havergal, Sarah Hawkes, Susan Huntington, Harriet Newell, Katherine Parr, Susannah Spurgeon, Anne Steele, and Mary Winslow.
- 366 days of Scripture verses and brief devotional meditations that provide timeless truths, encouragement, and wisdom for your daily walk with God
- Updated language makes meditations accessible to modern readers
- Brief, inspiring biographies of each of the contributing authors
- Excellent gift for Christmas, graduation, Mother’s Day, and birthdays for women of all ages
Compiler Donna Kelderman is a pastor’s wife and mother of six children, one of whom is married. Her family resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where her husband, Mark, is dean of students and spiritual formation at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. Donna is active in the seminary’s Ministry Wives Institute, seeking to teach and encourage wives of the seminary students.
This is probably one of the most beautifully compiled devotionals that I’ve come across to date. When we struggle we tend to think that we are the only ones this stuff happens to, we begin to question and doubt, next we want to know “Why Me?” We don’t think that we aren’t the first and we won’t be the last person to have struggle in life with so many different things. We don’t believe that others are down and in need of inspiration and uplifting. Kelderman pulled together writings from women who lived centuries ago and use their words to uplift us today. She shows that as old as these writings are they are still relevant today and will continue to be in years to come. She shows that through our faith we are connected to these women and it’s our faith and beliefs that make their words as powerful today as they were when they were first penned. This is a must have for your book shelf and also a great one to gift as well.