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Book review:

Voices of the Faithful
Inspiring stories of courage from Christians serving around the world

By Beth Moore

Here is your ticket to other worlds: a gateway to experience foreign lands and unfamiliar cultures–all during your daily quiet time.

More than a one-year devotional, Voices of the Faithful is a unique travel book, one that will affect how you see the world and look at people.

A monthly theme connects the daily readings, which contain a missions-related story, a relevant Scripture passage, and a guide for prayer and reflection.

This is a much-needed compilation today. Stories of God’s work in the mission field are abundant, but as storytellers, most missionaries don’t know where to begin (or end). So they send home unbearably long reports that go unread, or none at all.

This devotional sifts through the stories so they don’t overwhelm, presents them in focused bite-size pieces that enable readers to latch on to a name, country, or event. Just enough to take away and share with others, or ding a bell at the next temptation to complain about bad customer service.

Voices of the Faithful is well-written, with a good variety of stories, and beautifully designed. Hopefully it will be published in a more handy size.

Voices of the Faithful challenges Christians to respond to God’s call to make His name known to all the nations: whether by going, sending, supporting financially, or praying for those in the field. It is a good supplement to daily Bible study. The stories can also be used as teaching illustrations for small groups or sermons.

Many thanks to the folks at Thomas Nelson for publishing this book, and for giving me a copy.

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