Wednesday, 13 November 2019 Daily reads to kickstart a habit

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A daily devotional is the perfect way to bookend your day. They can be encouraging, challenging and inspirational, and are an easy way to read God's Word each and every day.

Lion Hudson has published some beautiful devotionals with incredible authors and illustrators that make it a joy to devote each day to God.

There are daily readings for readers of all ages, whether you're looking for a family bible or a selection of musings from an historic figure.

Skip to family and children's devotionals.


Fresh from the Word 2020: The Bible for a Change

International Bible Reading Association

Fresh From the Word: The Bible for a Change will inspire your reading of the Bible in a changing world. Bringing together top theologians and biblical scholars, creative writers from around the world, cutting-edge church leaders, activists for peace and justice and a range of others, Fresh From the Word offers 366 sets of notes, prayers and suggestions for action on biblical themes.

This fresh approach to Bible reading is aimed at new readers of the Bible from across the church, as well as anyone seeking a faithful, creative and challenging conversation with the Bible every day of the year.


#Niteblessings and More #Niteblessings

Malcolm Duncan

"For some time now, I have been writing a simple blessing each day. I share it with those who are connected to me on social media. My friends, family and those who journey with me through these avenues have often commented that they would like to see them in a little book that you could carry with you on holiday, or leave by your bedside. I pray they will be used by God to bless you, to bless others and to somehow, in a small way, build confidence in Almighty God.

You can dip into them or use them on a daily basis. Whatever works for you. Whether you are already a follower of Jesus, or you are just exploring Who He is and what He does, I pray these little blessings will help you."

Malcolm Duncan's follow up devotional, More #Niteblessings, is available now.


Through the year with John Wesley

Stephen Poxon

Through the Year with John Wesley refreshes and presents some of the theological and reflective writings of the Reverend John Wesley, renowned as 'The father of Methodism'. A deeply spiritual man of high integrity and indomitable character, Wesley strove to present great Christian truths to the non-churchgoing masses of England throughout the 1700s, making a powerful impact upon the nation; the like of which has rarely been felt since.

Each daily reading is a pure extract from Reverend John Wesley's prolific output as an intelligent, thoughtful and passionate writer. Married to appropriate verses of Scripture and a daily prayer, the words he left behind carry an ancient power.


Through the year with Charles Wesley

Stephen Poxon

Reverend Charles Wesley (1707 - 1788): Anglican priest, Oxford University graduate, leader of the English Methodist movement, and arguably the greatest hymn-writer of all time, with at least 6,000 hymns to his credit, many of which retain their popularity and status as "classics". Charles Wesley was a gifted poet, with an almost unparalleled ability to capture deep truths of Scripture and condense them into meaningful verse, thereby conveying theology in terms that a wide spectrum of people could understand.

For all his genius as a wordsmith, Charles Wesley was an intensely humble Christian, sometimes living in the shadow of his brother, John, but, nevertheless, complementing the ministry of his sibling with a softer touch and a less rigid approach to life and faith. Through the Year with Charles Wesley offers a glimpse into the works of a great man whose legacy has survived the centuries, and which still influences modern hymnology.


God Moments for Busy People

Jennifer Rees Larcombe

A collection of reflections and prayers that celebrate the "God moments" that populate every day. This small and beautiful book will allow even the busiest of people to find respite, to reflect, to be encouraged, and lead into the presence of God. Jennifer Rees Larcombe blends observation and insight in these delightful and uplifting reflections.


Through the year with Catherine Booth

Stephen Poxon

Daily readings with Scripture verses and prayers, based on the life and ministry of Catherine Booth, wife of General Booth and co-founder of The Salvation Army, often called 'The mother of The Salvation Army'. An ardent temperance campaigner, she and William developed together the firm convictions about salvation and poverty that led to the formation of the Army. Catherine Booth was eloquent and compelling in speech, and articulate and devastatingly logical in writing.

At first, Catherine and her husband had shared a ministry as traveling evangelists, but then she came into great demand as a preacher in her own right, especially among the well-to-do. Although it was virtually unknown at that point for women to speak in public, and despite her nervousness, she developed a considerable preaching ministry. Catherine was both a woman and a fine preacher, a magnetic combination that attracted large numbers to hear her. This book of daily readings introduces us to Catherine's heart and convictions. Here we find the passion, urgency, thought and humanity which drove her on.


Through the year with William Booth

Stephen Poxon

William Booth - pawnbroker's assistant, firebrand preacher, advocate of women's rights, friend of the poor, confidant of statesmen, politicians and royalty, father of eight children, champion of the marginalised, and founder and first General of The Salvation Army.

General Booth's courage, oratory and passion changed Victorian Britain. He resolutely ignored his critics - including those who decried him as the Anti-Christ - and reached out to those who considered themselves well outside the concern of Almighty God. Prayer and practicality were his hallmarks: he ridiculed the idea of preaching to a beggar while that beggar was cold and hungry. William Booth worked tirelessly, campaigning, researching, negotiating, adapting music-hall songs - and writing. This book introduces us to his heart and convictions. Here we find the urgency, thought and humanity which drove him on.


Immeasurably Deeper

Abby Guiness

This 40-part devotional from Spring Harvest encourages us to dig deeper, and gives practical advice about immersing ourselves in rhythms that refresh us and help us experience more of the power of the Spirit in our daily lives. Each section is focused on a different area of life or spiritual discipline and offers a Bible passage, something to read, and something to think about, to do and to pray. There are contributions from Gavin Calver, Mark Greene, Michele Guinness, Katharine Hill, Krish Kandiah, Virginia Luckett, Cathy Madavan, Medea Peabody, Rob Peabody, Cris Rogers, Dot Tyler, and Ruth Valerio.

Scripture encourages us to be like deeply-rooted trees, reaching towards God's living waters for sustenance, strength and fruitfulness. But in a fast-moving world we have become used to living in the shallows, grabbing refreshment when we can, and sprinting on. More than ever we need to find a regular rhythm of drinking the living water that Jesus offers. Our prayer is that with this book, you will discover a new awareness of the Holy Spirit's presence, and renewed fruitfulness in his empowering.


Through the Bible Through the Year

John Stott

Using the church calendar as a framework, Through the Bible Through the Year explores in 365 days the whole biblical story from creation to the end times. The readings are broken up into weekly themes, and accord with the seasons of the church year. Here is every essential Christian teaching in a single volume. Each devotion is based on a key passage of Scripture, and includes biblical references for further reading.

- September to December covers the period from creation to Christ: an overview of the Old Testament.

- January to April provides an overview of the Gospels.

- May to August provides an overview of Acts, the Letters, and Revelation.


Candle Day By Day Bible

Juliet David, Jane Heyes

365 stories make up this daily Bible for 5 - 7 year olds. Each story has a Bible verse, scripture reference and additional notes or questions in the coloured panel down the side of the page, to encourage more detailed use. A warm, classic art style gives this Bible a traditional feel.


Would you like to know: Bible Every Day

Eira Reeves

A perfect day-by-day devotional for young children to encourage daily Bible reading and prayer. Carefully selected short passages from the Old and New Testament are covered in 365 days. Beautifully illustrated by Eira Reeves, each short passage is followed with a discussion point and a guiding prayer to get to know God and his son Jesus. Ideal for encouraging and establishing the lifelong practice of daily reading of the Bible from a young age.