Friday, April 22, 2011

Experiencing the Comfort of Abba's Love I AM HIS by Rita J. Platt

Book Description:  What happens inside your heart when you hear the word father? Some women feel indifference or pain, while others become wistful or sense an aching void. Still others recall their dads with fondness. Whatever your experience with your earthly father, I Am His invites you to know the comfort of dwelling in the arms of a tender, wise, and powerful Abba Father. Through personal stories, creative interaction with Scripture, quiet reflection, and guided responses, the wonder of living as a child of God will come alive and be more accessible to your heart.

My Review:  Experiencing the Comfort of Abba's Love I AM HIS by Rita J. Platt is an eight-week devotional journal that focuses on the comforting and powerful Abba Father~God our Father. 
Each week is divided into five parts: an introductory illustration, pondering related Scripture verses, reflection, and response.
This is an easy to read devotional that helped to see God as a loving Creator who longs to be a part of each child's life.  He longs to be our Abba Father.  To help me understand the 'Abba Father' I include this definition of Abba Father from a pastor: "This phrase refers to an oriental custom of Bible days, regarding the adoption of a child. Until the adopting papers were signed and sealed by the adopting father, the child saw this man only as a father. He had no right to call him Abba, meaning “my. Yet, as soon as the papers were signed, registered and sealed, the child’s tutor presented him to the adopting father—and for the first time the child could say, “Abba, Father!” As the father embraced him, the young one cried, “My father! He’s not just a father anymore. He’s mine!”
As I pondered the definition and read this book I, too, had a more concrete view of a loving Daddy who loves and comforts me!
Of all the devotionals I enjoyed Week 3 the most.  Week 3 is entitled: The Father's Love.  this devotional has a place to write contrasts of What Love Does and What Love Does helps the reader to view the Love of the Father in his own life.  Using I Corinthians 13:4-8, the author leads through loving actions of LOVE.
This is a great study for those who long to become closer to God.   Also, for those who may have a "bad" view of their earthly father...this devotional will give you a loving view of God the Father.
*This book was provided for review by NavPress*

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