Joana James is fast-becoming one of my favorite authors. I have read two of her fiction works and look forward to a third coming out soon. But then she had to go and write a devotional. I don’t normally read devotionals because I’m already so spiritual I don’t need them. Seriously, there are many devotionals that, with the best of intentions, cover ground familiar to me and don’t challenge me. I look for tough teaching because that’s what I need.
I found it. Joana, in her introduction, explains that people are short on time and attention span. Whether that’s a “in these modern times” thing or a “people through the ages” thing, she’s right. So she calls her short devotionals “bursts of wisdom.”
So many precious, tough “bursts” I could pick out of this little book, about experience, trust, faith, patience. You’ll get some insight into “killing your promise.” (Doing what?) You’ll learn a lesson about childlike, “staple faith.” Then there’s the admonition not to “suffer pain in vain,” not to end up a worthless rock …
Study these wisdom bursts. It won’t take a lot of time. And hang on. She says she going to write more of them. I can’t wait.