Book Review: 365 Days of Peace – A Warm, Gentle Devotional

Book Review: 365 Days of Peace - A Warm and Gentle Devotional

A Book That Makes You Feel Understood

Sometimes you just need to read a book because it makes you feel understood. Not a book that tells you how to change, or how to grow, but one that speaks to your soul and gives you a sense of being seen, and felt, and resonated with.

365 Days of Peace does that.

This book does not seem profound at first glance as it does not ask any questions of the reader other than to be willing to see the reflection of oneself on the page and to see the pain, or the hope that fills our days, put on display.

There are no lines to fill out, no words to write, no prayers to say, just a display of kind words that show that we are not alone in this messy thing called life, a reminder that someone has empathy for us, even if this someone is a distant person, who does not know us, but somehow seems to look into our soul anyways.

Gentle Poetry For Every Day

Written in the form of gentle poetry, Jessica Kantrowitz guides us through all of the reasons why we are longing for peace, one day at a time. It is not a devotional of a particular faith, but a devotional of hope in peace, a universal peace, that belongs (or at least should) to all of us, without dogma or preaching, just by being present with us, in whatever space we are at the moment.

In that simplicity lays its beauty. It is humble, gentle, caring, and quiet, like a friend that is there, in case you need them. It is not filled with shoulds or should-not, or instructions, yet it is powerful if you allow it to truly touch you, to deeply reflect.

If you like unique daily devotionals that are not following a standard form, yet still seek a daily companion, then give yourself the gift of this caring, and gentle book.

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Book Details:

Title: 365 Days of Peace: Benedictions to End Your Day in Gentleness and Hope

Author: Jessica Kantrowitz

Genre: Prayer Book, Devotional, Poetry

Publication Date: October 30th, 2020

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

 

Book Summary:

By the end of the day we’re often exhausted, worn down by meeting other’s needs and our own, frustrated by things that happened today, and anxious about what’s going to happen tomorrow. In 365 Days of Peace, writer and theologian Jessica Kantrowitz offers a moment of peace for that transition into the evening. In each of these short benedictions, first posted on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, she identifies struggles common to us all yet specific enough that some readers have wondered if she was reading their journals. She then speaks peace over them and over us, offering blessings that are pastoral but also inclusive, accessible for people of any faith, or of none. Light a candle, make a cup of tea, and settle into the evening with this book, in gentleness, hope, and peace.

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21 Comments

  1. This sounds like a wonderful read! I think it would really help keep me centered.

  2. I think this book will help so many people. We all want to find peace, but most of us don’t know how.

  3. I have to get this book! I think we can all stand to have a little bit of extra peace in our lives.

  4. This sounds like a mellow, inspirational read. IT seems like a perfect read for this time in our lives. Thank you for introducing me to it!

  5. Peace of mind is what we badly need at this point in time. I have been having rough days and it just makes me feel so nervous about this uncertainty we are facing. I want to read this book. I know this will help me maintain my sanity this year.

  6. Wow! The title makes it more promising to read. I’m looking forward to acquiring a copy and know what this book has to offer for me and to others as well.

  7. Thanks+ My kind of books for sure. Adding this to my list, thanks for sharing this with us.

  8. I used to read a similar kind of book to help me with my daily reflections. It went missing though (argh!) so I’ll consider this as a replacement!

  9. This sounds like the perfect book for anyone. I think we can all use a healthy dose of motivation from time to time. It helps get us back on track in our lives.

  10. This book sounds wonderful! Thanks for the suggestion.

  11. Thank you very much for the book recommendation. I was looking for something to read and this one gives me the feeling that it will help me keep the peace during these difficult times.

  12. This is the first time I heard about this book. It sounds like a very calming book. I need to read this soon!

  13. Thanks for sharing this book review. i may have something new to look or read. Cheers

  14. I am looking for some books to line up on my to-read. Thank you for sharing this to your readers.

  15. i love reading new books. i def need to check this out.

  16. 365 days of peace is an excellent book. It made me change and learn a lot of things. I totally recommend it .

  17. I have to get this book. This pandemic is becoming too difficult to handle now. I am sure this book would help. Thanks for your review.

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