What is God saying to you today?
The Bible is a book about God and his relationship to people throughout history. But it's also a book about you. How can you discover what the Bible means and what it means for you today?
This Morning with God is a guide to help you dive deep into the text of Scripture and reflect on its implications for your life. With fifty-two weeks of six daily readings, you can start at the beginning of any week and read through all four Gospels and the Psalms in one year. Inductive study questions help you observe, interpret, and apply the text and let the Bible speak for itself. There are no prepackaged answers—only insightful prompts to help you encounter God through his Word.
First published in 1968, This Morning with God has enriched the devotional lives of thousands of readers. This updated edition featuring the Gospels and Psalms is available for the first time in over a decade in this special IVP Signature Collection edition. Whether you're new to the Bible or have been studying it for years, This Morning with God will be a valuable resource to return to again and again.
"In the spring of 1994 during a difficult season of my life, I picked up a copy of This Morning with God on a whim. Ever since then it has been my constant guide through the Scriptures—twenty-five years and counting! The Lord has used it to guide me through the Scriptures over and over again to the exact passage at the exact moments I've needed them, including in corners of Scripture that I never would have gone to on my own. I'm delighted with this newly updated version. The questions are clear, thoughtful, and thought provoking while entirely accessible to anyone willing to give it a few minutes of thought. A study guide of this type takes the Scriptures, the Holy Spirit, and the person reading them seriously—these are words of life that can transform a life, so why not engage directly with the text rather than with what someone else thinks about it? There is no better spiritual investment over your next fifty-two weeks than walking with Jesus in the Gospels and praying through Psalms, the most influential book on prayer in human history. If you're looking for a spiritual kick-start, do yourself a favor and give this little guide a try."
"In my thirty years of ministry, the most reliable strategy I've found to see radical life change in myself and others is regular, prayerful time in God's Word. If we really believe that the Bible is the Word of God, then we should jump out of bed every morning, eager to spend time with our heavenly Father. This Morning with God makes it easy for anyone to deepen their relationship with the Lord—whether you've been a Christian all your life or have never picked up a Bible before. Pick up this easy-to-use guide and draw closer to God in the Scriptures day by day!"
"This Morning with God is a welcome addition to the genre of accessible and practical devotional resources. It clearly guides the user through the inductive process of observation, interpretation, and application of Scripture by means of incisive questions. Using half the lectionary (the Gospels and Psalms), the reader is encouraged to experience consistent and meaningful encounters with the Word, with an intentional outcome of growing intimacy with the majestic One who pursues and woos us."
"Nothing is more vital to the growth and health of a believer than spending time alone with God through prayerful engagement with Scripture. We seek to know him, not just know about him. This Morning with God provides a framework for drawing near to God with both heart and mind. More than a reading plan, it poses questions designed to help you linger with Jesus in the Gospels and delve into Psalms. In the process, you will have the joy of discovering the richness of the Bible for yourself."
"More than an annual retreat or a weekly sermon, it is daily engagement with Scripture that has transformed the people I long to be like. This Morning with God trained generations of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship staff and students to feed themselves from the Bible, and I am grateful to God that this new edition will train generations more."
Introduction: About This Morning with God
List of Contributors
Daily Bible Study Guide