Item description for Grace For Today by Donald S. Fortner...
Daily Devotional Readings
Reviewed by Robert Rodgers Evangelical Times -- February 1987
For some people a book of daily readings is a devotional aid, "a series of little helps heavenward," as someone once called them. If that is your idea then buy this book because it is one with a difference! Instead of milk there is strong meat and in place of general statements there is an express and robust presentation of the fundamental doctrines of Scripture.
This is not to say that the book is not devotional! Indeed, as one reads and responds to the teaching presented here, the teaching finds its fulfillment in worship and instruction its consummation in praise.
On the debit side might well be placed the fact that because the book is thematic, passages of Scripture are dealt with in a degree of isolation. In other words, there is not the progressive reading through whole books of the Bible which, in and of itself, is so beneficial. The use of the word progressive, however, reminds one that this book, in addition to providing a daily encounter with the great doctrinal themes of Scripture, could well be used as a basis for Bible class discussion.
Certainly there is ample material and here we are back to the credit side. See, for example, the author's discussion on pages 149-152 of progressive sanctification!
Buy the book and inform your mind. Read the book and warm your heart. Use the book and enrich your worship.
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Studio: Grace Baptist Church of Danville
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 1.16" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Sep 23, 2003
Publisher Grace Baptist Church of Danville
ISBN 0852342330 ISBN13 9780852342336
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More About Donald S. Fortner
Fortner has been the pastor of Grace Baptist Church of Danville, Kentucky for the past 22 years. He also ministers through an extensive intinerancy, radio and television broadcasts and is editor of the monthly periodical Grace for Today.
Donald S. Fortner currently resides in Danville, in the state of Kentucky.
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Why Another Devotional? - Grace For Today Review Oct 25, 2004
Fortner is pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Danville, KY. Besides being an author, and a pastor, he is well-known as a conference speaker. This a book of daily devotions, one for each year. There are, of course, a hundred or more books of devotions in print already, so why another one? If another one, why this particular one is worthy of your time and attention? Starting with Psalm 1:1-6, Fortner immediately sets the tone for the rest of the devotions. He is not only a preacher of the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27), but he does it with such forthrightness that some will be taken aback. What other devotional writer will meet that standard? And especially, what Baptist preacher gives you the Doctrines of Grace with a sweetness of spirit as this one does? I can only think of Spurgeon's devotional classics. But having gone through Spurgeon, take this one next. You will find it on the same level of soundness. Day 5 has these words: "Rejoice evermore! Our sins are forgiven. We have the righteousness of God in Christ imputed to us. We are accepted in the Beloved. We are children of God by faith in Christ, heirs of God and joint-heirs with His Son, Jesus Christ. That One who loved us and gave himself for us is the sovereign Ruler of the universe. Why should we mourn? My Beloved is Mine, and I am my Beloved's (SOS 2:16). What then can keep me from rejoicing? I will rejoice in God my Saviour at all times. I cannot rejoice in sorrow, pain and trouble. But I can rejoice in my God in the midst of sorrow, pain and trouble." We highly recommend it as an excellent means of inciting you to rejoice evermore.