I received Prayers for a Simpler Life by Faith Sommers from MennoMedia and Herald Press for the purposes of this review. All thoughts are mine and mine alone and no other compensation was received.
I don’t know about you, but I need a devotional that is short and to the point. I’m a busy mom between having three busy girls, homeschooling, home keeping, starting a homestead, being a wife and working part time. While I would love to have time for uninterrupted study, it just isn’t going to happen during this season of my life.
I was glad to review Faith Sommers’ book, Prayers For a Simple Life. Each devotion is about a page long, it isn’t full of fluff and it each day brings points to ponder. Taking you to look at the attributes of God, growing closer to God, to dealing with stressors and service, she cuts to the chase and has great points to ponder for during your day. This book is designed to be done daily, for thirteen weeks.
I appreciated Faith’s view, even though I’m not a Mennonite myself. I do lean towards the very conservative side and have a lot of similar leanings. However, this book should appeal to a broad range of denominations. It isn’t strictly for those of the Anabaptist heritage. I do like the fact that she addresses a lot of the commonly asked questions regarding being a Mennonite in a portion of the book.
Mrs. Sommers’ writing style is easy to read and to relate to. At times it seems like you are just having a conversation together over a cup of tea. And that is something I really appreciate.