Roundup of Devotionals


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On the cusp of a new year, I have compiled a list of devotionals which provide daily guidance from Holy Scripture and Christian writers, including devotionals for the seasons of Advent and Lent. Please leave a comment with your suggested titles.

Guidance from Scripture

  • John Stott, Through the Bible Through the Year: Daily Reflections from Genesis to Revelation
  • D. A. Carson, For the Love of God: A Daily Companion for Discovering the Riches of God’s Word (Volumes 1 & 2)
  • Eugene H. Peterson, A Year with Jesus: Daily Readings and Meditations
  • Timothy Keller, The Songs of Jesus: A Year with Daily Devotions in the Psalms
  • John Calvin, Heart Aflame: Daily Readings from Calvin on the Psalms
  • Eugene H. Peterson, Praying with the Psalms: A Year of Daily Prayers and Reflections on the Psalms

Guidance from Christian Writers

  • C. S. Lewis A Year with C. S. Lewis Daily Readings from His Classic Works
  • C. S. Lewis, A Year with Aslan: Daily Reflections from The Chronicles of Narnia
  • George MacDonald, George MacDonald: An Anthology of 365 Readings
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, A Year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Daily Meditations From His Letters, Writings, and Sermons
  • Soren Kierkegaard, Provocations: Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard
  • Martin Luther, Faith Alone: A Daily Devotional; Martin Luther, Day by Day We Magnify You: Daily Readings for the Entire Year; Martin Luther, Day by Day with Martin Luther
  • Joel Beeke (editor), 365 Days with Calvin
  • Henri J. M. Nouwen, Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith
  • Kevin Belmonte (editor), A Year with G. K. Chesterton: 365 Days of Wisdom, Wit, and Wonder
  • Paul David Tripp, New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional
  • J. I. Packer, Knowing God Through the Year: A 365-Day Devotional; Thomas Womack (editor), The J. I. Packer Classic Collection: Daily Readings for Your Spiritual Journey
  • Dallas Willard, Hearing God Through the Year: A 365-Day Devotional
  • Richard J. Foster, A Year with God: Living Out the Spiritual Disciplines
  • Madeleine L’Engle, Glimpses of Grace: Daily Thoughts and Reflections
  • Richard Rushing (editor), Voices from the Past: Puritan Devotional Readings
  • Charles H. Spurgeon, Morning and Evening
  • Arthur Bennett (editor), The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions
  • John Paul II, A Year with John Paul II: Daily Meditations from His Writings and Prayers
  • Thomas Merton, A Year with Thomas Merton: Daily Meditations from His Journals
  • Frederich Buechner, Listening to Your Life: Daily Meditations with Frederick Buechner
  • Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Walking with God Day by Day: 365 Daily Devotional Selections
  • A. W. Tozer, Mornings with Tozer: Daily Devotional Readings; Evenings with Tozer: Daily Devotional Readings; My Daily Pursuit: Devotions for Every Day
  • Jerry Bridges, Holiness Day by Day: Transformational Thoughts for Your Spiritual Journey

Advent Reader

  • Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, God Is In the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Wonder of Wonders: Christmas with Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Edwin H. Robertson (editor), Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christmas Sermons
  • Tom Wright, Advent for Everyone: A Journey Through Matthew
  • Walter Brueggemann, Names for the Messiah: An Advent Study
  • Augustine, Sermons for Christmas and Epiphany; Sermons to the People: Advent, Christmas, New Year’s, Epiphany
  • Advent and Christmas Wisdom from St. Augustine
  • Advent and Christmas Wisdom from St. Francis of Assisi
  • Advent and Christmas Wisdom from G. K. Chesterton
  • Advent and Christmas Wisdom from Henri J. M. Nouwen

Lent Reader

  • Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter
  • N. T. Wright, Lent for Everyone (Matthew Year A, Mark Year B, Luke Year C)
  • Stanley Hauerwas, Cross-Shattered Christ: Meditations on the Seven Last Words
  • Fleming Rutledge, The Seven Last Words from the Cross
  • Walter Brueggemann, A Way Other Than Our Own: Devotions for Lent
  • Lent and Easter Wisdom from St. Augustine
  • Lent and Easter Wisdom from St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi
  • Lent and Easter Wisdom from Henri J. M. Nouwen



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