by Sally Matheny
|Review of Angus Buchan's book|
Living a Mighty Faith
The bestselling author of Faith Like Potatoes. Angus Buchan has penned a book of 365 devotions. He offers “practical encouragement and amazing stories of how God used a simple potato farmer to help change a nation.”
This book did not have a foreword or an introduction of any kind. I like reading forewords in books—as long as they’re brief. They give me a feel for who the author is and why he wrote the book. So, I was a bit disappointed there wasn’t one here.
However, I was not disappointed in the content of the book. In fact, once I began reading, I did learn more about Buchan. He ties many of the devotions to his own life experiences as a farmer, an evangelist, a husband and a dad.
Not all of the devotions contain a story from Buchan’s life. But all of them are based on true events and real people. Additional interesting notes at the back of the book revealed the sources for the devotions. I almost wish the notes were listed immediately following each devotion because they enrich them so.
Every page begins with one or two scriptures from the NIV Bible, tie-in devotion, and ends with a short written prayer. Dates are listed but no year, so it can be used again.
I liked the book and it gave me much to reflect upon. While both genders will benefit from reading the book, I think men would especially enjoy it. The tone and content would definitely hold their interest.
This beautiful, hardbound book would make a great graduation or Father’s Day gift.
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