Last week I read "Snapshot Encounters" by Bri Poster (you can check her spectacular blog out here. I really recommend giving her a follow too!!) Now, I love Bri's blog, but I wasn't quite sure what to expect with her devotional. I definitely was not disappointed!
The book is meant to be a devotional book read over forty days. For time's sake I basically read it in one sitting. I packed up my book bag and sat up on top of Rib Mountain and read it. Not only was the book itself good, but it was such an encouragement to my heart and led to a great time with the Lord that day. I am an under-liner and I basically underlined and wrote notes on every single page.
Each devotion is a little snapshot of who God is and uses scripture to help us to understand the Lord and live for Him every day. Bri talks about some heavy things throughout the pages of "Snapshot Encounters," but she did so in a way that made those topics make sense right away. Her style of writing is beautiful, I feel like she is talking to me one on one as I read. I plan to start going through this book again as part of my daily quiet time. I think it will serve as an 'extra' encouragement as I take time to meditate on the truths of the Bible she talks about one by one, every day.
As a bit of a disclaimer, as good as Bri's book is...the Bible is so much better. You will not get as much out of Bri's book if you are not spending time in God's Word everyday. I recommend Bri's book wholeheartedly (I may even get some for gifts) if it comes down to you reading the Bible or reading a devotional like "Snapshot Encounters" read the Bible! As good as Snapshot Encounters is, the Bible is so much more vital to your spiritual growth. This is something I personally have learned about in the last few months that I have been spending time daily in God's word. Challenge yourself to the same commitment to daily reading! If you already are...get Bri's book. You will love it. It is like a breath of fresh air and a cup of coffee with an amazing friend!
(A shorter version of this review is live on Amazon. Check it out: Snapshot Encounters)