We humans are given 25,000 mornings on earth, more or less, and author Faye Rowe believes we should start them with God. I happen to agree, so I was eager to read her devotional, 25,000 Mornings.*
The book contains 140 short devotions, arranged in 11 categories, such as "On Being Yourself and Living With People," and "On Getting it Right." Each devotion consists of a short story or anecdote, which often quotes scripture, along with a short Bible passage at the end.
I really wanted to like this book--unfortunately, I didn't. I did like the organization of the book into categories. Each category page listed the title of the category, along with a short, one or two sentence explanation. The categories would make it easy to find encouragement for specific situations. But the stories and anecdotes did not resonate with me, and I found myself reading about the same stories multiple times. The scripture references were mostly from the New King James version of the Bible, which I find somewhat difficult to read. What bothered me the most is that the short Bible passages rarely seemed to have anything to do with the devotional I had just read.
Bottom line: Loved the concept, did not love the execution.
* I reviewed the electronic edition.
I received this book for free from the publisher through Book Look Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.