Friday, February 29, 2008

Guide Me Savior

Guide Me, Savior
edited by Erik Rottmann
Concordia Publishing House
3358 S. Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63118
©2006 365pp Soft Cover
Guide Me, Savior is a compilation of 365 testimonies intended for the believer, prospective believer, or backsliding Christian who claims they have no time in their lives for spiritual devotion or even light reading. Each testimony is less than a page in length and offers hope to those who either do not want, or do not think they need hope in this fast paced modern world that all but compels us to ignore our devotions to God, family, friends and even our own spirituality as we desperately struggle to make work deadlines. Every page starts with a day and month listing at the top. This means that someone can start this book on January 1st follow the days on the pages and not get confused until a leap year comes.
The rear cover states the editor’s intention that the book is, “Appropriate for a few minutes at the beginning of the day or a short time at the close of the evening.” This format allows the book to be used and appreciated by those who do not read very often.
While the old saying goes that one should not judge a book by its cover, in this case it is irrelevant. The book is about spiritual guidance. The cover has a picture of a lighthouse on it. The symbolism should be obvious to both those who are familiar with the tale of the apostle Paul’s shipwreck adventures and those who are not.

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