Item description for To Live with Christ: Devotions by Bo Giertz by Bo Giertz, Richard Wood & Bror Erickson...
Overview The devotional writings of noted Swedish pastor, bishop, and author Bo Giertz offer what foreword writer John Pless calls "sturdy confessional Lutheranism with warm piety born of confidence in the Gospel." To Live With Christ translates a collection of Giertz's classic devotions for those who want to explore their Christian faith and to connect God's Word in their daily lives. The devotional readings embrace the church-year calendar, just as Giertz did, preparing you for Sunday worship service. Each Christ-centered devotion includes a Bible reading, meditation, and a prayer. The collection points readers to the cross of Christ, offering the assurance of God's grace, love, and forgiveness, helping them draw closer to their Lord.
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Studio: Concordia Publishing House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.72" Height: 1.95" Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2008
Publisher Concordia Publishing House
ISBN 0758613822 ISBN13 9780758613820
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More About Bo Giertz, Richard Wood & Bror Erickson
Bo Giertz was a pastor, author, and Swedish confessional Lutheran bishop.
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Gradually becoming a favorite companion Sep 18, 2009
Devotional books have never been my cup of tea. I have tended to view them as ready made meditations that provide a shortcut to the Lord. At least that has been my excuse! Lancelot Andrewes among others showed me the error and arrogance of that view. Having read and loved Hammer of God, when I learned of this volume from Bo Giertz I couldn't help but buy it. I have been using this devotional on and off for several months and have found myself using it ever more frequently. Giertz has a clear but penetrating understanding of the Scriptures that draws you back. He is a wonderful teacher and writer and one can only hope that more of his writings become available in English.
A great way to start the day. Jun 24, 2009
I pretty much evaluate devotional books by my anticipation of opening it every day. Giertz' book Hammer of God has been one of the more influential books in my life and when I saw this I thought that I probably couldn't go wrong. Every morning I sit at my dining room table and am fed not only by my cereal but by the solid insights of this devotion. Two things I like a lot, first that it follows the church year. This year (2008-2009) it has followed pretty perfectly but I assume that in future years there may have to be some adjustments due to the moving of Easter. The other is that the prayers at the end of the insights are substantial yet informal. Daily spiritual meat and potatoes...yum.
One of the Best Yearly Devotionals Yet! Aug 14, 2008
Over the last several years, I've used a variety of devotional books, some shorter ones, some year-long ones like "To Live With Christ." Many of them have been excellent, but I think that this work by Bo Giertz surpasses them all. I have been using it for two or three months now, and have consistently been impressed by the content and the applicability of his writing. It is very Christ-centered, filled with rich Lutheran theology. The prayers are beautifully written and often the highlight of the devotions. I also like the fact that many of the readings are continuous through several days, so you get to study several chapters of a particular book of the Bible in a sequence.
Bo Giertz' down-to-earth writing is a pleasure, and thanks to the translators for bringing this fine work into English! This devotional will undoubtedly remain a classic to be read and re-read through the years. I would enthusiastically recommend it to Christians of any level of Biblical knowledge; you will be enriched by it.
WONDERFUL DAILY DEVOTIONAL RESOURCE Aug 13, 2008
If you haven't read Giertz's "Hammer of God," do so now. Also, if you're seeking a daily devotional that is Christ centered, cross focused, buy this one also.
It is currently my daily devotional and I'm getting much out of it. Giertz is very much a joy to the Christian faithful, because he stresses so much the certainty we have in Christ! And he accomplishes this by contended fervently for the faith handed down to the saints without being contentious.
Each day is linked to the historic Church Year, with a Scripture reading, commentary and concluding prayer. Prime soul food! Bon Appetit!