Item description for Daily Light on the Daily Path: The Classic Devotional Book for Every Morning and Evening in the Very Words of Scripture from the Holy Bible by Crossway Bibles...
Overview This inspiring devotional is a collection of Scripture verses centered on a theme for each of two daily readings, now in the English Standard Version.
Read Daily Light online at http: //www.gnpcb.org/esv/devotions/daily.light/.
As a child Samuel Bagster learned the precepts and practices ofa devoted Christian, which sustained him throughout his life andwhich, in turn, he passed on to his children. This highlyprincipled and religiously minded bookshop owner gathered his largefamily together daily for reading God's Word, testing theirknowledge by connecting the day's verses with other passages, andpraying over how it could be applied. It was from this practice ofworship that the Bagster family compiled the material for DailyLight on the Daily Path.
It is said that this daily devotional book is the most popularof all time. It has touched hundreds of thousands of Christians tothe remotest corners of the world with the biblical message ofcomfort and help. Originally printed in the 1800s, this work istimeless because each reading is a connection of Scripture versescentered around a theme. Crossway is delighted to re-release thisclassic book in the beautiful and clear language of the EnglishStandard Version.
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Studio: Crossway Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.39" Width: 5.31" Height: 1.34" Weight: 1.03 lbs.
Release Date Oct 16, 2002
Publisher Crossway Books/Good News
ISBN 158134435X ISBN13 9781581344356
Availability 0 units.
More About Crossway Bibles
Good News Publishers is the parent company of Crossway Books, a publisher of evangelical Christian books and Bibles. Good News Publishers is a not-for-profit Christian ministry that publishes and distributes gospel tracts. Good News/Crossway is headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois. Currently, Good News mainly publishes tracts and small booklets for use in evangelistic work while Crossway concentrates on producing Bibles and books by well-known authors.
Good News/Crossway's best known publication is the English Standard Version of the Bible, originally issued in 2001. As of June 2011 the ESV ranked as the fifth best-selling Bible translation by the Christian Booksellers Association.
Crossway also publishes books by such Christian writers as John MacArthur, John Piper, Kevin DeYoung, William Lane Craig, and D.A. Carson, and is issuing a major commentary series edited by R.C. Sproul titled the St. Andrews Expositional Commentary.
Popular tracts distributed by Good News Publishers include "Steps to Peace With God" by Billy Graham and "3:16" by Max Lucado.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Daily Light?
Excellent Devotional Book Sep 6, 2008
Excellent devotional book which I personally use every day.I ordered three copies for Christmas presents for others.
A terrific open and close to your day Jul 12, 2008
Daily Light on the Daily Path has served for centuries as a wonderful, uplifting morning and evening devotional. In the 1800s, Samuel Bagster would lead his family in morning and evening devotions (something all too lacking in most contemporary households) by compiling scripture references along central themes. His son Jonathan, remembering the power of his father's devotions, published the compiled verses years later as Daily Light on the Daily Path. Originally in the King James Version, Crossway has now published an edition using the English Standard Version, whose accuracy and literary beauty do justice to the original, and whose readability brings the 19th century classic into the 21st century.
I was initially highly skeptical about using this work as a means of daily devotion. I have never been one in favor of taking verses out of their immediate context. However, Bagster's work is a marvel. It is an inspirational work that carefully compiles the selections so that they are harmonized, yet their original intent is not lost. He made sure, as a good father should, to not twist the scriptures to his own meaning, but represent them to his family as they were meant to be read all along.
In some ways, it is not unlike using your bible's cross-reference system as a means of daily reading. The carefully selected verses around central themes are an enrichment, letting Scripture speak to Scripture. I have found this book to be just the start I need in the morning to begin my day in a mode of worship, as well as an equally positive reflection after a day of joy or toil. Now incorporating the ESV (my personal favorite for devotion, study, teaching, and preaching), Daily Light continues to serve the Christian in the beginning and end of his or her day in the Lord. This ranks alongside Charles H. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening and John Piper's Taste and See in my favorite devotional books, but Daily Light will always have a particularly special place for being exclusively and beautifully rendered in Scripture itself.
Excellent in every way May 15, 2008
A morning and evening collection of verses around a central theme. I like it because it is well thought out. And I can be quickly edified while I'm waiting for the morning coffee to kick in so I can have my regular quiet time. :-)
Great for busy moms! Just enough to start your day with. Feb 13, 2008
I needed a quick way to read the Bible in the mornings before my day started. I have more time for deeper, lengthier Bible studies during afternoon naptimes and after the kids are asleep at night...but in the mornings, my time is limited. The way the Scripture is broken into themes/topics is wonderful. The translation is beautiful and true to the original (from what I've researched and read about it), and the book is just the right size to sit onto a side table or nightstand.
Cannot recommend this enough!
Excellent update Sep 5, 2005
An excellent update to a timeless classic---especially for those of us in the Reformed or Lutheran traditions.