Heald (Becoming A Woman of Prayer) offers tips on remaining faithful in this comprehensive daily Bible study. “Faithfulness begins with ardent love for the Lord and fervent determination to fling ourselves in reckless confidence on God,” she writes. With each of the 31 chapters designated to correspond to a day of the month, she offers examples of both faithful and unfaithful saints, shares how she has experienced God’s love, stresses the importance of trusting God through one’s obedience, and discusses how to blend grace and discipline, what the hard work of forgiveness takes, and what to do in the face of unfaithfulness. Heald also provides guidelines for guarding against temptation and encourages Christians to be strengthened by pursuing “like-hearted fellowship.” She compares those desiring to be faithful in their journey toward God to athletes, as the work of both requires discipline, hard work, and focus. Each devotional includes scriptural references, questions for personal reflection, and a closing prayer. Heald’s instructional study guide will caution, challenge, and comfort Christians whose goal is to be able to say, as Heald does, “I have remained faithful.”
Each day of this thirty-one-day devotional will challenge you to explore the Word, learn to live faithfully, and remain faithful. Get ready for a month of motivation and encouragement! I highly recommend Cynthia Heald’s new book.
How Cynthia can be in her eighties and yet remain relatable to me in my thirties astounds me. She teaches through story and dives into the heart of Scripture in a way that provides depth and yet ease of comprehension. As a culture, we don’t honor our older generations the way we should. But as for me, I want more of what Cynthia has . . . I want to glean her great knowledge, insight, and wisdom. Why? Because she has seen Christ in a way that magnifies all.
As usual, Cynthia Heald calls me higher. She intersperses rich thoughts from her own meditation with timeless quotes from broad reading.
Cynthia Heald offers rock-solid wisdom embedded with gems of Scripture and quotes that will strengthen the foundation of your faith. The ten-minute readings are perfect for personal devotions or group discussions. No “fluff” on these pages—only timeless truths about what it looks like to live a faithful life before God—faithful words from a faithful woman who models what she has written and spoken about for decades.