As we approach Mother's Day and Father's Day, there will be a nice list of books marketed as gift books for those occasions. Ann recently review Time with God for Mothers, and I've got Time with God for Fathers.
As a gift book, this is short. On its own, that's not good or bad. The buyer should be aware of it, though. This is not a long, in-depth devotional like My Utmost for His Highest or On This Day in Christian History. The author intended short, and short is what you get.
The devotionals are good, though they are not incredibly deep or moving if the reader is used to a daily devotional. However, for someone getting started in the practice of a daily time, this is a good entry point.
The content is generic enough to be of value to anyone claiming the Christian faith. You'll not find any devotions extolling denominational specifics. There are also none highlighting any non-Biblical people. The sole focus here is on fathers and Scripture.
The weakness here is obvious: if you're not a father, this book just isn't for you. You can probably glean from it, but that wouldn't be worth the effort.
For the limited, targeted audience, this book is ok. For the wider world, there's just not enough here to be worth the time. It is, however, a targeted book, so it's not a shortfall of the author.
Here's what the book looks like:
|Time With God For Fathers|
I received a free copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review.