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I got the “Nourishments” book from a publishing company and thought it would be a great one to read. The daily devotions are perfect for you to use in getting close the Lord. I can see myself reading this in the morning before work, or after dinner with my family for our devotion time. The stories and the scriptures go together well and help you to see how God wants you to live and how each verse can pertain to your life.
I really love this book and think it would be a great Christmas gift idea for a family or just a friend. It’s not dated by the day, so you can skip around for whatever you feel led by God to read. It’s written beautifully and I will definitely be checking out Deborah Buckingham’s other books. I’m so glad I got to review this one!
“My prayer is that the words found within the book will nourish your soul in such a way that you will thirst and hunger for more, more of Him,” she says.
The book is borne out of Buckingham’s time as a stay-at-home mom while her husband, Greg, was building the family business, Dress For Success Cleaners. Aimed at planting Scripture into her children’s hearts during their youth, as well as sharing a love note to them in the middle of their school days, Deborah Buckingham started including notes with her children’s lunches.
“The seeds for Nourishments were actually planted many years ago when my kids were in school,”Buckingham says. “I used to write little ‘nourishments’ on index cards and pop them in their lunch bag. The ‘nourishments’ included a Bible verse personalized for them. Sometimes the index card got thrown away along with the apple without being read, but many other times they would share with me later in the evening how the ‘nourishment’ spoke to them. In high school, my son would often tell me his friends would ask to hear the ‘nourishment’ of the day around the lunch table.”
Buckingham also wrote personal ‘nourishments’ on index cards and included them with high school graduation gifts for her children’s friends, she says.
Even after her children, who are currently 21 and 23, left high school, Buckingham heard how the encouragement of her routine had impacted her children’s friends-sometimes in a life-changing way.
“One of my kids’ friends, a high school football player, told me a couple of years after graduation how much the ‘nourishments’ I had written in the lunchboxes had meant to him,”Buckingham says. “He said, ‘I’ve kept those verses since high school. I’ve had some really hard times when I thought of doing harm to myself and so I would read them over and it really helped me-it meant a lot to me.’
“It is my prayer that Nourishments will impact my readers’ lives with God’s Truth and feed their souls with the knowledge of His Love as my little note cards did for my children and their friends.”
Even though the official release of Nourishments is months away, the devotional is beginning to garner accolades from a number of Christian leaders.
“Deborah Buckingham helps us to uncover God’s love and heart for us in the nuggets of Nourishments she provides in this daily devotional book,” says Paul Eshleman, vice president, Campus Crusade for Christ. “Her insightful questions in the devotional help us to answer personally whether we are trusting in God’s marvelous promises.”
“Nourishments is just that: sustenance for the soul,” says popular speaker and author Julia Barnhill. “Each page explodes with the life-giving, life-changing, power of scripture in an easy-to-digest format. Deborah Buckingham’s Nourishments joins favorite status on my bookshelf and e-reader, as I believe it will for every person who reads its contents.”
Hardcover: 363 pages
Publisher: Gregory & Deborah Buckingham (April 1, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.1 x 1.5 inches
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About The Author
Deborah Buckingham is a Bible study teacher who seeks to help nourish hungry souls with the Truth and Love found only in the Word of God. For more than fifteen years, she has taught women’s Bible studies, ranging in size from small groups to large classes with hundreds of attendees. Deborah has also taught at women’s retreats, including an international gathering of women outside of Barcelona, Spain. Most recently, she has been invited to teach pastors and Christian leaders in Myanmar (formally knowns as Burma.) No matter the venue, Deborah, as an enthusiastic student of God’s Word, is always eager to learn and share delicious nuggets found in His amazing and timeless words of Truth, Grace and Love.
Deborah and her husband, Greg (whom she describes as simply “amazing”), will soon be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. In addition, she feels blessed beyond measure to be the mother of Greyson and Julia, the greatest gifts God ever gave her!
Deborah grew up in a small town in the heart of Ohio. Although a country girl at heart, she also loves Southern California where Greyson and Julia were born and spent their younger years. Appreciating all the glorious wonders of God’s creation, Deborah now enjoys living in beautiful, majestic Wyoming.
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