It’s tough to keep a right perspective on our identity, our work, and our worth. That’s why God gave us His Word and His presence in prayer to help us see it all rightly and live in His love. I would love to share some resources that have helped Rob and I draw near to God over the years. We hope they might be a help to you too!*:
The Blue Book: A Devotional Guide for Every Season of Your Life by Jim Branch
Out of any devotional we’ve used, this is the one we circle back to again and again. We each purchased our own copy, and it’s been heart-filling to study the devotions separately and then come together to discuss what God had to say. With prayers, daily Scripture readings, and excerpts from old and newer writings, this book is one of the greatest helps we’ve found in meditating on God’s Word.
For years, this resource was tops on Rob’s birthday wish-list (Thanks, Mom and Dad, for all the years of putting this in our mailbox!). He has even saved older copies so he can refer back to them when he’s studying specific books of the Bible. This subscription is self-described as “a monthly magazine dedicated to helping you grow in Christ… Each issue contains feature articles, daily Bible studies, and columns touching on biblical, theological, and practical themes to help strengthen and encourage you in your faith.”
Knowing the Bible study series by Crossway
These 12-week Bible studies have been one of the most helpful resources for us to dig deeper into specific books of the Bible. A favorite is the study of Judges, where each section shows how to find glimpses of Jesus and the Gospel in the Old Testament stories. We also love that the studies can be used on your own, with a friend, or in a small group setting.
Morning and Evening: The Classic Daily Devotional by Charles Spurgeon
When Rob is having a tough day, he’ll say he needs to take a break and “Spurge.” He’ll pick up a devotion by Charles Spurgeon for some encouragement and a reset of his heart and mind. This book holds message after message about the goodness and power of God for whatever we’re facing. The entries are short, but the wisdom runs deep.
101 Prayers for Mr. & Mrs. by Rob & Joanna Teigen
Rob and I wrote this book for you, because we know how praying together has made all the difference in our marriage. If it’s been difficult to grow a habit of prayer as a couple, or you struggle to find the words to say, let these prayers help you carry your concerns to God.
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