5.0 out of 5 stars Loving Isaiah, November 4, 2012
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This review is from: Isaiah By the Day: A New Devotional Translation (Hardcover)
This is a great resource to Have. After doing a year of study in Isaiah in a year long bible study sometime ago, I am still finding this book an absolute gem. I agree with everything Kevin Fiske said. I did not find the text rigid but found it refreshing instead.
This is the first devotional I will read to the end. With most devotionals, the author's comments take precedence and not the text. After a while, I find the devotional irrelevant for the day and eventually drop it off from my reading list. But this devotional is not the same. The text takes pre-eminence and the author skillfully brings out the beauty of Isaiah from his vast knowledge. Isaiah is so relevant for today. In a world filled with chaos, uncertainty, doom and gloom. I find hope in every page. Like me, I believe you will wonder how can a book written thousands of years ago still speaks with such relevance. It is remarkable and amazing.
In the past, I have been quite frustrated with Isaiah because I can't seem to see the flow of it. I understand passages but not the flow. After reading this book, I am hooked on Isaiah and will be reading Isaiah more than once this year. Where I once saw a God of anger and judgment as the main theme, I now see a loving God of Grace and mercy throughout the book --- like a golden thread across the blackness of sin and the consequences thereof. Christ fills the pages of Isaiah.
Because it is so good, I have and will buy a few more to give it away.