A Book Recommendation

If you are anything like me, someone who is despises most of the cheesy devotional books on the shelves in Christian bookstores today, the non-contextual, self-prospering workbooks and the shallow Bible studies, then you probably have given up on “devotionals” or when you do them, you simply read your Bible without accessing outside sources. Well, there may be a cure for those of us who are down on devotional works, for those of us who have been experiencing devotional dementia.

For those of who have taken or are currently taking biblical Greek and Hebrew, I want to highly recommend a book to you. This is a devotional book, a book that you can spend 15 or 20 minutes in a day and while doing such feel good about it. And best of all, this book allows you to continue working with the biblical languages. While commentary and contextual study are missing, they are not the aim of this book. Still, I must say, the book encourages and engenders serious study and devotional meditation; the two are not separated but go together.

Each day of devotional has a few devotional verses (which are usually connected), one in Hebrew and one in Greek. Each devotional also contains a beautifully crafted and very theologically based prayer. I started using this as a devotional a few days ago and I love it. The details are below, with a link to purchase the book, enjoy!

More Light on the Path: Daily Scripture Readings in Hebrew and Greek. Contributors: David W. Baker, Elaine A Heath & Morven Baker. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1998. 385 pages, Softcover. ISBN:0-8010-2165-0.

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  1. This looks great. Thanks for finding it. I'm definitely ordering.

  2. Scott,

    Let me know what you think when it arrives.

  3. I've hear of it before, I need to get it - not sure there can be a better means of doing devotionals than to work one's way through a passage in the originals.