I generally don’t read devotionals, but I do enjoy church history. So it was with mixed feelings that I read Robert J. Morgan has recently published On This Day in Christian History, a devotional book which contains events from Christian history for every day of the year.
Though the book contains 365 daily readings, I didn’t spend a year reading it. I just can’t read books that way. So reading the book as I did–thirty or fourty daily readings at a time–made for disjointed reading. Though Robert Morgan (amazingly) finds something significant in church history for every day of the year, they are not (of course) in chronological order.
On a side note, sometimes the connection for a particular day was a bit of a stretch. For example, on his selection for today, November 11, he writes about Thomas a’Kempis, who wrote one of the greatest Christian spiritual classics of all time, The Imitation of Christ. The connection with November 11 is that it was on this day in 1897 (about 500 years after Thomas lived) that a monument was erected in honor of Thomas a’Kempis at St. Michael’s Church in Zwolle, Netherlands.
Aside from this, if you like devotional reading and church history, this is the book for you.
(Disclosure: I was asked to review this book as part of the BookSneeze program, a division of Thomas Nelson publishers.) ZHZG3632NDPC