Sunday, August 6, 2023

Preparing to Meet Jesus by Anne Graham Lotz and Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright

About the Book:

Experience the joy of knowing you are prepared for your first look into the eyes of Jesus.

One day, every believer will experience the wonder of coming face-to-face with Jesus. Can you imagine how thrilling that encounter will be? This unique devotional from Anne Graham Lotz and her daughter Rachel-Ruth leads you on a transformational journey so that you can live fully prepared for the awesome moment of the “first look.”

Drawing on the biblical story in which Abraham seeks a woman of character to marry his son Isaac, Preparing to Meet Jesus explores the characteristics God the Father looks for in a bride for His Son, Jesus. Each of these 21 daily reflections, challenges, and prayers reveals how you can pursue a life fully devoted to the One who loves you and gave Himself for you.

Preparing ourselves for Jesus's imminent return is the greatest privilege and responsibility of our lives. Jesus is coming! Are you ready?

My Review:

Anne Graham Lotz begins the book by telling her own story of meeting Danny Lotz and then marrying. She intertwines her personal story with that of Isaac and Rebekah. She ends the book with her belief that the sky will soon roll back, the trumpet will sound, the voice of the archangel will be heard and Jesus will descend. She is full of anticipation.

In the majority of the book, Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright explores 21 qualities from the story of Rebekah. These are good for personal examination and encouragement in Christian living so that we will meet Jesus without regret. She writes about being in the family, being faithful, focused, being pure, and more. She also writes about character traits, such as being kind, humble, being a servant, having integrity and more. A challenge and a prayer are included at the end of every devotion.

These are good devotions reminding us that our rewards may not be found in this life. Our real reward is Jesus and we need to be prepared to see Him soon.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

About the Authors:

Anne Graham Lotz speaks around the globe with the wisdom and authority of a life studying God's Word. She is the bestselling and award-winning author of twenty books and is the president of AnGel Ministries. 

Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright is the co-author, with her mom, of Jesus Followers. A graduate of Baylor University, Rachel-Ruth serves on the board of directors for AnGeL Ministries and teaches a weekly online Bible study that draws thousands of people from around the world. She and her husband, Steven, live in Raleigh, North Carolina, with their three daughters. Photo: © Alyssa McDuffie, AnGeL Ministries

Multnomah, 224 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)