Thursday, February 12, 2015

Joy In The Night - A Book Review

Joy In The Night:  Stops along the Journey of an Itinerant Preacher  is a compilation of sermons by Don West.

Don West has done extensive missionary work and he shares ten of his most popular sermons which he has preached around the world.  Each sermon starts with a prologue.  The place the sermon was originally preached is given and a short explanation of why the topic was chosen.  The sermons are just right in length and scripture references are given.

I cannot say enough good things about this book.  The sermons shared are written in truth and stand firm on the Word of God.  They are edifying to the child of God and I found myself meditating on many of the thoughts that were shared.  I don't usually mark in my books, but I couldn't resist highlighting and underlining the many things that spoke to my heart.  I have already flipped back through the pages and re-read some of the parts that stood out most to me.

I enjoyed all of the sermons, but there were a couple that stood out more to me than the others.  My most
favorite was the first sermon in which the book is named after - Joy In The Night.  Anyone who is going through a trial, who is or has endured a "night" will glean from this sermon.  A verse that is so familiar ("Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."  Psalm 30:5) now has new meaning to me.  I love the phrase "anyhow joy" and the quote "The secret is not how soon the morning comes; it is who is by my side in the night!" is going in my journal of favorite quotes.

I found it refreshing that Don West does not shy away from the Truth.  We live in a world where many are afraid to speak the truth or have all together swayed from God's standards and it is great to know that there are still real men of God that will speak the Truth and stand firm on The Rock.  

This book is going on my shelf of favorites and I know I will be referencing back to it!  I think this would be a great addition to your library as well and I am certain that it will encourage and uplift you as you strive to make heaven your home!

You can purchase Joy In the Night at by clicking HERE.

***This book was provided to me by the publisher through BookCrash in exchange for my honest review.

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