Devotionals like Jesus Calling and Streams in the Desert have been used by thousands to deepen intimacy with God.
Each year I scour the internets to see what new devotionals are out there and am happy to share my findings here.
Below are 10 best ( newly released) Christian devotionals for 2015. The list includes 365 day devotionals and a few targeted devotionals as well.
The targeted ones vary from 30 to 40 days and address different topics such as improving your prayer life, getting healthy, and deepening trust.
If you have a favorite to add, please leave it in the comments!
~By Paul David Tripp
There is nothing like the gospel! I love this devotional because it focuses on the goodness and grace of God. In this devotional, Dr. Tripp presents bite sized nuggets of good news in daily doses to nourish the soul.
~By Tullian Tchividjian
This is another gospel based devotional. Tullian Tchividjian daily reminds the believer that Christ’s death once and forever “finished” our need to be good. This devotional takes rich truths and illustrates them, giving understanding to the greatest news ever.
~By David Jeremiah
So this devotional is different from the two above. In Dr. David Jeremiah’s devotional, he highlights a scripture, makes a point, and then includes a quote from someone else. He quotes people such as C.S. Lewis, A.W. Tower, Charles Spurgeon, and D.L. Moody. If you want to be encouraged and challenged by respected Christian thinkers, this devotional will do it.
~By Tony Evans
I listened to Dr. Evans on the radio as a teen and have always appreciated his passion, communication skill, and love for the Word. This 365 day devotional published by Moody challenges the believer to live counter-culturally, for God’s Kingdom and not the world’s.
~By Mark Batterson
My blogging friend Kimberly recommended this devotional to me and I have to tell you, I am loving it. It’s like daily shots of spiritual espresso! If you need vision and encouragement to keep on praying bodacious prayers, this one’s for you.
~By Elyse Fitzpatrick
This devotional is not *new* per se but it is one of my favorites. I have this thing underlined and dog-eared. It is one of those books that is sure to become a friend. Elyse unfolds the gospel in these 31 readings. This devotional is truly a treasure!
~By Becky Harling
To appreciate this devotional, you need to know the backstory:
“When Becky Harling was diagnosed with cancer over ten years ago, she begged God for healing. A friend of hers had another idea. She challenged Becky to spend twenty minutes a day in praise. Becky thought, What if I’m not feeling thankful? But as she intentionally praised God, she began to experience new joy—and her relationship with God has never been the same.”
This devotional challenges the reader to do the same thing Becky did: spend 20 minutes a day in praise for one month. Becky includes song suggestions for each day, making it super easy to follow through. I love this one!
~By Nancy Leigh DeMoss
I don’t know of a better combination than Nancy Leigh DeMoss and the names of Christ. Get to know Jesus in a life changing way by becoming acquainted with 32 of His names. Thank you Nancy for this beautiful resource!
~By Anna Courie
So a disclaimer first: This one I have not read yet so cannot give a solid thumbs up on the content. I do know the author differs theologically from me; however, I love the fact that she is a registered nurse and has paired physical health with spiritual growth. She developed a walking program for members of her church, then it expanded to multiple churches, and finally, into this book. The layout of this devotional alone motivates me. I hope to read this at some point during 2015 and am looking forward to it!
There are several things I love about this devotional. First, it is suitable for the men out there. Second, it is unique in that there are 52 entries, perfect for Sunday afternoon meditation and reflection. And lastly, Uncommon is my word for 2015 so this makes my list!
11. Trust Without Borders: A 40-Day Devotional Journey to Deepen, Strengthen, and Stretch Your Faith in God
~By Arabah Joy
This one is by yours truly so of course I have to mention it~ smile! Even though I wrote it, the Lord still speaks to my heart through it! Trust is the foundation for intimacy with God. If you experience doubt or insecurity; if it feels God is far away; or if you simply want to deepen your relationship with Him, this devotional was written for you. I’ve also prepared a printable of 40 specific promises to trust God for and provide a simple technique for strengthening your trust habit. You can access that here.
Do you read devotionals? What are you currently reading? I’d love to hear your recommendations in the comments!