Book Review: The One Year Daily Acts of Kindness Devotional

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The One Year Daily Acts of Kindness Devotional: 365 Inspiring Ideas to Reveal, Give, and Find God’s Love was published by Tyndale House. Written by Julie Fisk, Kendra Roehl, and Kristin Demery, together they challenge their readers to join them in walking out a life of faith which hinges upon kindness.

In this book, Julie, Kendra, and Kristin offer 365 practical ways to spread kindness and the love of Jesus into all areas of our lives by providing a daily devotional. At the end of each devotional there is a call to action which allows readers to dig deeper and spread their kindness farther. These calls to action are called, “Today’s Act of Kindness.”

According to the book, November 21st’s devotional is about comforting the sick. It provides a scripture from Ezekiel before it illuminates a personal story of caring for the sick which we can do through our local hospitals or cancer centers. My full-time job is in a local cancer center.

This particular devotional is so important to how we walk in kindness and how easy it is to put together a basket for a patient and walk into the hospital or clinic to extend a small token of care. Sometimes all people need to know is that someone cares.

“We can partner with God in his promise to strengthen the weak by showing his kindness and encouraging others as they walk through seasons of sickness” (p. 340).

The November 21st act of kindness is to “put together a gift for someone you know who is ill, or bring a gift to your local hospital for someone who may be in need of encouragement.” Simply tell the receptionist that the gift is from “someone who cares.”

What a significant way to make a difference in the lives of others. This book is a perfect gift for family and friends. It’s also a great challenge for a single person and or a family to carry out the call as we are the hands and feet of Jesus.

I encourage you to pick up this book and gift it this Christmas.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House’s book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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