Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Levi Lusko Debuts New 40-Day Devotional


I love Levi Lusko.  I have enjoyed his speaking and preaching ever since he came to Passion City Church in Atlanta, my home church, a few years ago.  It was the first time I heard him speak.

Levi has a passion for life and, more importantly, the Gospel that few of us possess.  I mean that in the best way possible - he has boundless energy and a way of presenting the Gospel in a way that is exciting and yet obtainable all at the same time.

In case you haven't met Levi yet, let me tell you a little bit about him:  Levi Lusko is the founder and lead pastor of Fresh Life Church, located in Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, and Utah. He is the bestselling author of Through the Eyes of a Lion, Swipe Right, and I Declare War.  Levi also travels the world speaking about Jesus.  He and his wife, Jennie, have one son, Lennox, and four daughters: Alivia, Daisy, Clover, and Lenya, who is in heaven.

Levi and his wife Jennie have been through a lot in life.  If you have not read, "Through the Eyes of a Lion," you really must.  It is not until you read this book that you can fully understand the place where Levi and his wife now stand and how God has crafted and carried them to this point.

That's why I was so excited to find out that Levi was (finally) releasing a devotional book.  Levi has never written a devotional book before, and I was ready to dive in when it arrived*.

Let's start with the actual book itself - the physical appearance.  I love the look of this book.  As you can see from the image above, the book has a solid black cover with skinny-type font letters that resemble someone writing on a blackboard.  Inside, the pages are a nonglossy, rougher paper, which I actually really like.  The chapter beginning and ending pages are adorned with hand drawn images which add to the fun and artsy feel I can imagine Levi scribbling down or drawing while writing this book.

And speaking of chapters, let's digest how this new and nontraditional devotional is laid out.  I say nontraditional because the book is laid out and flows much like Levi himself -- often untraditional yet inviting us in to sit - captivated at what he is saying, leaning in to learn more about ourselves, our walk, and our Savior.

Each chapter starts out with a traditional devotional.  Where this new book deviates from tradition is what comes next.  Most devotionals are short.  A page or two at the most.  Levi's tend to be a bit longer.  Each day's devotional ends with a prayer and a set of questions to help you understand the day's teachings and how you can apply them to your life.

The publisher describes Levi's book this way:

"In Take Back Your Life, a blend of bestselling books Through the Eyes of a Lion and I Declare War, join Levi Lusko on an interactive journey to take back your life. With biblical truth and perspective, this step-by-step journaling process will help you:

  • get out of your own way by learning to think right so you can live right

  • find purpose by discovering that God will do great things with your imperfect progress

  • learn that your pain is not an obstacle to being used by God but an opportunity to be used like never before.

Take Back Your Life is such a refreshing book!  So many times, we just read our devotion and then check it off our list.  Some devotions do have prayers at the end of them, but the questions in this book make it great for self-study, group studies, or an accountability partner.

Thank you Levi for releasing a devotional.  I've added your book to my morning routine of  Bible reading, and I enjoy the new twist it gives that special time.  So happy to add this book to my growing Christian book library!

If you would like to learn more about Levi's book, visit the Take Back website or it may be purchased through Amazon.

*Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC and HCCP for providing this prize for the giveaway and review.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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