Thursday, September 16, 2010

Book "The One Year Book of Encouragement" by Harold Myra

About the Book: The One Year Book of Encouragement is a collection of insights from assorted Christian authors, past and present—from Oswald Chambers and Philip Yancey to John Calvin and John Wesley. Draw encouragement every day from the wisdom of the ages with this One Year book—it’s bound to be a classic!

About the Author: Harold Myra served as the CEO of Christianity Today International for 32 years. Under his leadership, the organization grew from one magazine to a communications company with a dozen magazines, copublished books, and a major Internet ministry.
Myra started his journalistic career with Youth for Christ magazine, which under his leadership became Campus Life magazine.
Author of five novels, numerous children's and nonfiction books, and hundreds of magazine articles, Myra has taught writing and publishing at the Wheaton College Graduate School in Illinois. He holds honorary doctorates from several colleges, including Biola University in California and Gordon College in Massachusetts.
Myra has received various awards, among them the prestigious Magazine Publisher's Award and the James Deforest Murch Award from the National Association of Evangelicals. The Evangelical Press Association presented him with its highest honor, the Joseph T. Bayly Award, for his triple career as an editor, author, and publishing executive.
Harold and his wife, Jeanette, are the parents of six children and grandparents of five. They reside in Wheaton, Illinois.

My Review: This is not just another daily prayer book or devotional book. It is much more than that. This is an amazing book that inspires you and feeds you with courage for living a better day. The author uses citations, thoughts and hopes from famous or not so famous Christians and develops on top of that his own view for the "topic of the day". After that, there is a prayer related to what was discussed and a verse from the Scriptures that nails the whole reading down to what the bible says! Very inspirational and I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to start his/her day in the right foot. My favorite reading was one named "A Warm Hand" featuring Mother Theresa. Very touching...
This book was written by Harold Myra in 2010. It was published by Tyndale Publisher House also in 2010 and they were kind enough to send me a copy for reviewing through their blogger book review program. If you are reading this review, feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts.

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