Ember and now I am uite sure I have read all the devotions and will read them again I am sure Some readings are better than others in this book Most days we are reminded that suffering is normal and if not good at least fruitful for Christians Every once in a while one of the readings is too cheesy and almost always the poetry is pretty bad but in spite of those caveats this book has felt like a gift from my Ms Cowman has compiled one of the finest devotionals I ve ever read It seems to have a supernatural sense of my need on a particular day every year I m on my fourth year of reading it Keen insights on suffering stamina storms and setbacks are ust a sampling from her book It nourishes anyone who has endeavored to serve God with encouragement and strength for the ourney A must have for the Christian s library Volume One 78th printing Originally published in 1925 mine is from 1976 This devotional is unlike any other I ve ever read It s a volume of spiritual refreshment Full of daily encouragement and inspirational Truth for each day of the year I love how each day there is a portion of Scripture a devotion and often a poemversesong that fits perfectly within I usually read each devotional several times savoring each morsel This book would be especially good for those going through a desert in their life a time of hardship or suffering God has been speaking to me through this little book I especially recomme. TatesWhen Charles’ condition failed to improve Lettie began writing Streams as a source of comfort based on the couples’ newfound hardship and continued fellowship with the Divine She never intended for the book to become famous though many still find a revitalizing connection through Streams because “it speaks so clearly to those who have difficulty relating their own su.
I read this every day along with My Utmost for His Highest and of course the Bible This book has been my faithful companion throughout 2016 It has brought me so much comfort Easily the very best devotional I have read Awesome daily devotional highly recommend You will not be unhappy with this devotional It s a great straight forward and convicting at times inspirational at others I know I finished this a day early but tomorrow is going to be a busy dayFull of excellent inspirational thoughts this was a great daily devotional The author may be long departed but her words like the Good Book that inspired it are timeless A number of years ago I went to America with a steamship captain who was very devoted Christian When we were off the coast of Newfoundland he said to me The last time I sailed here w 20152016 This little book of daily devotionals is an absolute treasure Typically I have a standout book during my reading year and this is definitely my highlight book for 2015 uite freuently I d find myself reading a This is the classic Christian devotional on suffering for good reason We suffer My sister suggested I read this 2 years ago when the props fell out from under me I read it almost daily for a year on a Kindle App It was sustaining This and the Psalms and coffee became the staples of my mornings One day I realized I could check off the ones I had read already in the app so I began doing that last Nov. Streams in the Desert is a daily devotional that was originally published by Lettie Burd Cowman in 1925 She was co founder of the Oriental Missionary Society later known as OMS International and eventually the One Mission Society and served as a Christian missionary in China and Japan from 1901 until 1918 until her husband’s declining health motivated them to return to the
Nd the older version as it is much better in my opinionIt truly is a stream in the desert you will never leave thirsty Streams in the Desert is a powerful collection of meditations Christian writings and Scripture and remains one of the most beloved devotionals of all time This updated edition however offers even including Scripture Subject and Contributors IndexesAuthor L B Cowman thoughtfully and prayerfully chose the Scripture and penned or selected the meditations she knew would provide a river of wisdom encouragement and inspiration to weary desert travelers Those words are still clearly relevant in today s world where people thirst than ever for reassurance and guidanceIn this updated edition however editor Jim Reimann lovingly combines contemporary wording and precise NIV text to help introduce a whole new generation of believers to the timeless messages of God s faithfulness Easy to read yet true to the essence of the original this Streams in the Desert offers a refreshing daily dip into God s purpose plan and enduring promiseAnd now this classic content takes on a classic look The deluxe edition is bound in stunning Italian Duo Tone the perfect accent for the beautiful and ageless messages of hope found insideThis devotion book at first really challenged me as I am not much of a poetry reader not that it is ust poetry I found the devotions really applied to my life and gave me encouragement and insigh. Fferings to the noble and eternal purposes of a loving and all wise God”Cowman often said “I didn’t write Streams God gave me streams” The title of her book comes from the old Testament book of Isaiah “The lame will leap like a deer and those who cannot speak will sing for oy Springs will gush forth in the wilderness and streams will water the desert” – Isaiah 35.
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