I’ve heard a lot about Tchividjian (pronounced chi-vid-jian) from friends of mine that adore his teaching. He is actually the Grandson of Billy Graham. He’s a pastor and I have listened to his sermons. Overall, he’s pretty solid.
This devotional surprised me because it’s basically any typical one you would grab off a shelf. It has a verse at the top and then a couple, or few paragraphs, on His thoughts about it. Basically “My Daily Bread” sort of thing.
Now, don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing wrong with that. I have an app on my phone that does the same basic thing. I just expected a bit more from him. It’s a good tool to use alongside time spent in the Word. It is certainly not an “everyday devotion and that’s as deep as you go” kind of book.
Overall, it is clear. He’s a brilliant man, so he speaks as such. It’s got some good “meat” in it, but it is just less than I expected. He really has the ability to create a much more in depth devotion.
On a side note, I do feel that is something that is really lacking in devotion materials. They are all kind of the same little thing. Verse here, quip here, go on your way. Some even go as far as a little verse at the bottom. How about something with verses, questions with spaces for you to answer, depth, digging into the Hebrew, Greek, and context? I feel like it is quite patronizing that we are being fed such little devotionals, as if that’s going to sustain us. So, for me, I understand that means I need to supplement. But not everyone realizes that and uses it as their time with God between church every Sunday.
I do thank you, netgalley, for sending this book my way. I was curious about it and wanted to see what he was going to bring to the table. Here’s to many more!! (: