Jesus Calling Reviews-Why You’re Missing Out

Product: Jesus Calling DevotionalJesus Calling Amazon Cover

Price: $15.99 (retail)

Cheapest place to buy: Amazon.com

My Rating: 10 out of 10


 

An Honest Review

Today, I am going to do my first product review on here. I want you to know something very important up front: I will NEVER review a product that I have not tried or do not own myself.

I’m sure there are a ton of Jesus Calling Reviews out there, so I have created this page to create a one-stop shop for your evaluation of whether you should buy the book or not.

I hope by now you have explored my site enough to see that I am passionate and genuine about what I do and share on here. I hope you feel that you can trust me at this point. I hope you read through this review and it provides valuable insight for you!


Jesus Calling inside flapWhat is it?

To start, you must know what this book is about. Here is how I describe it: essentially this book is a daily devotional with the theme of “enjoying Peace in His Presence.” “His” is obviously referring to Jesus.

I want to share a brief story with you…my dad gave me this book on November 8, 2014 and I have been reading it every day since then. To briefly sum it up for you-there is a difference between relationship religion. This books brings the more real effect of the two…relationship.

We can go through the motions of religion and performing works but if we are doing them as a checklist to get into heaven instead of doing them from our heart (because we are passionate), then it is all in vain and not very fun to be honest.


How has it changed my life?Another day another adventure

This devotional takes you on a journey and invites you into a more personal, intimate, and deeper relationship with Jesus Christ! It doesn’t get any more exciting and amazing than that! There is an amazing adventure inside of this book and it’s linked directly to the Bible, which is paramount.

It has been a life-changing book for me and since reading it I have grown so close in my relationship with Jesus. And the best part is, it doesn’t stop there…I continue to grow closer to Jesus each day and become more grounded in Him.

It has shown me what it looks like to have a personal relationship with Jesus and brought me closer to Him more and more every day. The devotional has helped me understand how to have a personal relationship with Jesus.

A lot of people miss this and don’t know/understand that Jesus calls and invites us in to have a personal, intimate relationship with Him. Life on earth is not some game were a part of that if you do all the right things you get a reward at the end in Heaven.

It’s way beyond that and if you want to experience Jesus rather than just know about him, then this is the perfect book for that! I definitely recommend picking up a copy.


time for changeHow has it changed others’ lives?

I have bought this book as a gift and given it to different people and I am here to tell you that it has changed their lives too. The first time I bought this as a gift was for my older brother.

I gave this book to my brother for his Birthday and instead of buying him a card to go with it, I wrote a long letter on the blank, inside flap instead. I bought the book for my brother at a time when he was still starting out in his new walk with God.

He still (as far as I know anyway!) reads it every morning and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I have seen the change in my brother over the last year.

I want to pause for a minute and make something clear to you guys…any praise/positive feedback/ life-changing experiences I mention..I am giving all glory and honor directly to my Father in heaven 🙂 This book was written by Sarah Young but the words and links to Bible passages and all of it were inspired by the Holy Spirit moving in her, which is a gift from God.Glory to God

For Christmas, my brother and I got a Jesus Calling devotional for my mom. She really enjoyed this gift and you could just see this warmth and love in her reaction when she received it.

What a beautiful memory to have 🙂 knowing how much she enjoyed this idea from us and how much it will continue to draw her closer in her relationship to God.

My mom still (again, as far as I know!) reads it regularly and we’ve had great talks on different occasions (all 3 of us, and sometimes any combination of 2 of us) about the devotional and talked about how amazing it was for the day ahead or how specifically relevant it was for a stage of life that one of us was going through.

If you purchase a copy, I’m telling you now…you can 100% expect to be reading through it and there will be a ton of days where it is spot-on to something very specific going on in your life at the time and you will feel the Peaceful Presence of Jesus with you 🙂

I have one last story/testimony for you and I’ll never forget this…my brother and I got a copy of this devotional for our step-brother who has experienced a lot of baggage and is still carrying a lot of that baggage.

I also wrote him a very long 7-page letter because I want him to know he is not alone and there is a way to life and that way is this:

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. -John 14:6 ESV

the path of Life

The Jesus Calling devotional did just that for him…It bridged the gap and showed him the way/the path of life. The next time I saw him after a bunch of terrible things had been happening in his life, he said this to me, and I’ll never forget it…”That book is the only that kept me going every day.”

A little while before that, he texted me and told me that he loves the devotional and reads it every day.

Hearing that was a blessing for me knowing that it had such a huge impact on his life. Now, I want to point out something very powerful and important here: When my mom and brother received the gift, they were already Christians but seeking to grow in their relationship and their faith.

On the other hand, my step brother is not a Christ Follower…he believes in God but that’s it…that’s about as far as it goes. I am not saying this in a critical or judgmental way, I am just using it to point out the impact its had on his life.


Conclusion-Is it worth it?Yes!

So, in conclusion…is it worth it? Yes are you kidding me?!? It is absolutely worth it! I hope sharing my personal experience/impact and the experience/impact it’s had on those people I love in my life has helped show you guys whether it is worth buying.

If you are interested in buying a copy, I have supplied a link for you guys to follow that will take you to Amazon to purchase it. If you are not interested in buying a copy, that is fine too! Either way, I hope you take a look around here and check out some of the other content 🙂

Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence

I want to be honest and transparent with you guys. The link I have supplied is an affiliate link. This means that if you click the link to buy Jesus Calling, it will take you to amazon and you would pay the same price you normally pay anyways, except that a portion of the purchase goes to me.

If you appreciate the article and felt like the review moved you or motivated you to buy this book, then I would be grateful if you clicked the link to buy! I want you to know my “why”…I am doing honest reviews on here of products/services that I own and would happily recommend to others anyways.

If you are a first time visitor to the site, I want you to know that I am posting an affiliate link with my honest reviews, with the hopes and dreams of being able to dedicate myself full-time to my passion (this website) one day.

As always, please share your thoughts and feelings in the comments section below 🙂 I would also really love it if you guys wouldn’t mind sharing your experience with the book or recommendations you’ve heard from friends & family in your life in regards to Jesus Calling.

 

 

 

 

 

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18 thoughts on “Jesus Calling Reviews-Why You’re Missing Out

  1. Linda Beckwith

    I am familiar with the author Sarah Young. I have not read this book but I have paged through it one day in a book store. I am constantly reading and studying my bible. After reading what you have to say, I am going to get a copy. I am also going to get a copy for my daughter.

    Thank you for your inspiration

    Linda

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    1. Matt Post author

      Thanks Linda! That’s so awesome you read and study your Bible consistently that is such a main ingredient to our faith and truly keeps us in close relationship with God. That is an excellent gift idea for your daughter…and yourself too! If you didn’t get a chance to read the entire article, check out the bottom of my page where I have provided a link for you to purchase it through Amazon and there you’ll find me explaining why I used an affiliate link. If you don’t mind supporting me through that link, I would be very grateful!

      I’m very excited to hear that you’re getting a copy not only for yourself but for your daughter because it is truly an amazing book! Please come back and let me know how you and your daughter are liking it, once you’ve purchased a copy.

      Have a blessed day and enjoy this Labor day weekend! 🙂

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  2. Michel

    I loved your review. It was open and honest and it sounds as though this book may just be the thing too draw closer to our maker and his son.

    I saw a bible in the book store that was similar as it was divided into sections to read each day and then had passages too help better understand what you just read. But I think the main thing is that these sorts of books get you to make the effort to do something each and every day to get a better relationship going with Jesus and our maker.

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    1. Matt Post author

      Hey there Michel,

      You nailed it, spot on! People can sometimes get lost in reading the Bible because it has over 1500 pages in it. They can often times feel overwhelmed with it, but this book does a beautiful job of stringing Bible and true life meaning together to paint a better picture for us of what it looks like to draw closer and have a personal relationship with Jesus and God our Father.

      Thank you for your kind words and as always all the praise and honor to God! I have read ton of different daily devotional books and this is the only I truly stick to as my primary source for devotional time. It is by far the best in my opinion. There are other great ones out there, but this one is my personal favorite.

      Enjoy this Labor day weekend and have a blessed day! 🙂

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  3. Devin

    I have no doubt after taking a look at your review that you truly do believe in the product, since you have been using it as long as you’ve had. This seems like the same kind of thing my mom would be interested, if she hasn’t already picked this book up I’ll be sure to send her to your site to read the review.

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    1. Matt Post author

      Wow Devin, thank you! I greatly appreciate that! Referring people to this site is all I could ever ask for and that is very humbling that you would send your mom to check it out. I give all the glory and thanks to God who has stirred this passion in my heart and how he has used people in my life and personally encouraged me to get it up and running! 🙂

      Hope you have a blessed time this Labor Day weekend!

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  4. Dave Sweney

    Excellent and well presented article! You make a string case through examples as well as your personal experience with the book and its contents.

    Thanks and I will likely have a look at this book. Truthfully I do much less reading now than I did 20 years ago. My eyes are not good and reading strains them (also the reason I make a lot of spelling errors lol)…

    Have you thought of doing something like this your self? I mean by this perhaps and android app or ios for mobile would be quite helpful as well. I could see this is something you have having a passion to put together…

    Reply
    1. Matt Post author

      Hey Dave,

      Thanks for the encouragement! If you do consider the book and have not read the entire article, please refer to the conclusion section of the post where I have supplied a link for you and give my reasoning for doing so.

      As for the mobile app, I would LOVE to do something like that. I am not sure exactly what you mean when talking about having an app but if you mean creating something similar to my site that offers resources to help people understand and find a personal relationship with God, then yes absolutely!

      The current problem with that is that I don’t know where to begin and certainly do not have the expertise for that. Although this is something I would definitely like to do in the future as my site gets built out a little more.

      Enjoy this Labor day weekend and have a blessed time! 🙂

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  5. Always On the Move

    Hey You!
    I enjoyed your post very much, was very nice to read it and it sounds like, you were going really deep and didn’t just scratch in the surface!
    Was happy to found this page!
    Cheers,
    David

    Reply
    1. Matt Post author

      Thanks David! I’m glad you enjoyed your time on the site. Feel free to let others know about it, I’m definitely trying to spread the word with the hopes that this not only touches but helps a lot of lives for Christ!

      Reply
  6. John Rico

    Hi there! Jesus should definitely be the center of everyone in there life. And building an in depth relationship with him is one way to get closer to him. Honestly i don’t like reading books however i try to teach myself to do it. Aside from it enhances your memory reading inspirational books like this can strengthen you as an individual. By the way, do you know where can i get an ebook version of jesus is calling?

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    1. Matt Post author

      Hey John, thanks for sharing your input on here. I definitely agree with you that Jesus should be at the center of everything in our lives.

      If you click on the affiliate link I have provided in this post, then it will take you to Amazon where you can choose “Kindle” for book format and that will give you the e-book version and all you have to do is download the free kindle app to your smartphone/tablet.

      Does that help?

      Reply
  7. Kush1000

    Hi there! That’s a nice post you have created here.
    A good book can really change your life, I have read books that totally changed my life…great review and a great book people!
    I’m sure many people will find this article as useful and interesting as I did.
    Thanks for sharing this nice information.
    Cheers and best of luck to you.

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    1. Matt Post author

      Hey thanks Kush! I appreciate the kind words. I know exactly what you mean about books that can change your life…the Bible is the ultimate book that did that for me 🙂

      But I have a few other “life-changing” books as well that I will be sharing my experiences with on here in the future. They may not have been AS life-changing as the Word of God, but were definitely supplemental and helpful books that have helped me grow closer in my relationship to God.

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  8. Marc Cantave

    As a Christian, although I’m not a strict religious person, I liked your post and more importantly your website. I like the images you used as it is relevant to your post. I do believe that people need to have a more spiritual connection with God and I am glad that you are addressing that. This was a great review and I know your posts will be Great

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    1. Matt Post author

      Hey Marc,

      thank you! I am glad we both feel that people need to have that…I’d be grateful if you were willing to share this site on your social media as it might bridge the gap for some people feeling lost in their lives.

      Thanks again Marc and have a blessed day today 🙂

      Reply

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