I received a request from James Bruyn to do a review of his new devotional “31 Days with God at Work“. More often than not, I do reviews of Bibles, Study Bibles, and Bible Reference materials, but I agreed to take a look at this brief devotional and do a review of it. Overall, it is a nice devotional geared toward your faith in the workplace.
I would give this devotional book an 8.2 out of my normal 10 point rating scale. On a “5 star” scale that some websites use, I would give it a solid 4-star rating.
This “31 Days with God at Work” devotional book by James Bruyn was put together to help Christians grow in their faith in relation to their work, career and also their relationships with their coworkers. From a content perspective, this is a nice devotional. The daily devotionals (31 in total as the title suggests) are written very well and really encourage us to look at our faith while in the workplace.
Each devotional is very brief at about two or three pages for each. I felt that one or two of the devotions may have been stretching the context just a tad for the verse reflected in the devotion as to how it might apply to the workplace, but overall, it is pretty solid. I know that you will be challenged and encouraged by these brief devotionals and I would recommend it. It helps you to see how to live as a Christian in your workplace.
Yes, a majority of these devotions do apply to the workplace with how the author worded them, but in reality, the concepts in this devotional book really apply to our faith in Christ no matter where we are, so really anyone can get a lot of meat out of these short devotions.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for this review from the author and all opinions are my own.
DESCRIPTION OF THIS BOOK:
Type of Book: Christian Devotional
Author: James Bruyn
Publication Date: June 19, 2018
ISBN-13 of Bible Reviewed: 978-1775380504
Price for the Book: At the time of writing this review, the best place to get this book is from Christianbook.com. They have it for $7.19 – suggested retail from the author is $7.99. Please note that these prices do not include any potential shipping charges.
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|31 Days with God at Work: Marketplace Devotionals
By James Bruyn / Pietech Systems Inc
- Patent (perfect/square back) bound
- 78 pages
- Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.2 x 8 inches
- Weight: 5.1 ounces
My Favorite Part:
I think my favorite part was the devotion for the 31st day, where it talks about abiding in Christ. Very well written and I love how he points out that no matter what kind of day we are having (at work), it really should not have any bearing on us being able to abide in Christ.
Too often, we let the deciding factor of our behavior and actions be how our day goes. Here, the author points us to abide in Christ as the primary thing we should do, which will affect our behavior and actions no matter how our day is going.
I think that anyone that has a job or career would get some benefit out of this devotional. Even if you don’t work at a “paying” job or as a volunteer somewhere, the concepts in this devotional really do apply to our daily lives in Christ as we interact with other people.
James Bruyn is a bi-vocational visionary leader, writer, and speaker who enjoys helping individuals integrate their faith in God with their daily life. James is passionate about connecting the rich promises of our loving Heavenly Father that we find in the Bible, with the joys and challenges of living out our faith in the workplace. He currently works as a consultant for the rail industry; as well as authoring Marketplace Bible Studies, and providing leadership coaching.
James is a consultant and leadership coach for the rail industry. He has a joint honors degree in Computer Science and Accounting with over twenty-five years of experience delivering innovative technology solutions for complex business problems across multiple industries. He also holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies. James has been involved in many aspects of ministry leadership, including church planting, young adult ministry, preaching and board leadership for churches and the Navigators of Canada. He and his wife, Susan, have three teenage children.
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