By Frances J. Roberts
Ojai, California: The King’s Press, (1973). Paperback, 192 pages.
This is by far, with no exaggeration, one of the most helpful devotional books I have ever read. Frances J. Roberts was a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, and served Christ as a poet, songwriter of 88 published hymns, and authour of nine books that have sold over 1.5 million copies. There comes a time in the Christian life where our spiritual growth daily requires the kind of increasingly deep nourishment that can come only by way of engaging with the scriptures as if starved for food. Frances Roberts serves that food with a prophetic edge; faithful to the scriptures, passage after passage is arranged with a prophet’s spirit, a pastor’s heart, and a poet’s art. If ever you’ve felt devotional reading dry, or scripture detached from your experience, Robert’s work can model for you a means of engaging with the scriptures in a satiating way. If you’ve been feeling distant from God, or burdened, Robert’s work is filled with comfort and grace. Indeed, this book is a gift to the church, and should be celebrated in the course of our praise to God.