“Moments with the Savior,” by Ken Gire

I recently had the chance to read Moments with the Savior, by Ken Gire. This nonfiction book was reissued on September 13, 2016 by Zondervan.

About this book (from the back cover):

With exquisite detail and gentle passion, Ken Gire depicts crucial moments in the life of Christ. In Moments with the Savior, we are there with Jesus, entering into his heart and the hearts of those around him as he travels the countryside of Galilee and Judea. Gire lets us experience the emotions, smell the road dust, feel the sweat, hear the voices, and enter moment by moment into the life of the Master as portrayed in these evocative devotionals. This marvelous volume combines new writings with four of Gire’s well-known devotional masterpieces. Gire invites readers to share Intimate Moments with the Savior that focus on how people closest to Jesus responded to his love and attention, Incredible Moments with the Savior that examine the profound meaning of the miracles of Jesus, Instructive Moments with the Savior that discuss the parables of Jesus and how they changed the lives of their original hearers, and Intense Moments with the Savior that look at the human feelings Christ had in the midst of temptation, trouble, and doubt?from the Pharisees’ challenges to facing his own death and suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane The complete writings from the original four books are woven together in chronological order, along with twenty new devotional readings on the life, teachings, and ministry of Jesus Christ. A Scripture portion and prayer are included with each reading. The result is two months of rich, deeply moving daily reflections on the servanthood, deity, and humanity of Jesus. A classic in the making, this beautiful volume is one of the finest, most complete meditations on the life of Christ in print.

My Verdict:

This hardcover devotional combines Gire’s first four “Moments” books with 20 new devotions, arranged in chronological order. Each devotional starts off with a scripture selection, and then presents a medication section, where Gire elaborates on the scripture, follower by a prayer to help the reader bring that scripture to work in his or her life. The “meditation” and “prayer” sections are beautifully written, and help really flesh out the scripture presented. Gire writes using beautiful language that helps the reader really relate to the scene from Jesus’s life that is depicted in the scripture. He even brings life to the “begats” section at the beginning of Matthew that is so often skipped over in scripture reading! This is a great book for anyone looking for a good, standard devotional!

If you’d like to check out Moments with the Savior it is currently on sale for $9.99 for the Kindle version right now. If you prefer a physical copy the hardcover version is currently on sale for $12.62. Remember, Amazon’s prices can change at any time.

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