Read Blessings for the Evening: Finding Peace in God's Presence by Susie Larson Online


Be Blessed Tonight Feel the concerns of your day fade away through the reassuring promises of God. These blessings offer refreshment to your soul and a biblical perspective to your thoughts.Borne from Susie Larson's own bouts with nighttime worries, each blessing and related Scripture is a daily, soothing reminder of God's love and mercy."May the Lord show you His favor anBe Blessed Tonight Feel the concerns of your day fade away through the reassuring promises of God. These blessings offer refreshment to your soul and a biblical perspective to your thoughts.Borne from Susie Larson's own bouts with nighttime worries, each blessing and related Scripture is a daily, soothing reminder of God's love and mercy."May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace."...

Title : Blessings for the Evening: Finding Peace in God's Presence
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 9780764211638
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 203 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

Blessings for the Evening: Finding Peace in God's Presence Reviews

  • Julie
    2019-04-14 22:48

    OutstandingIt felt like I was being prayed for every night. For one that is always praying for others that is such a blessing! So relate too each day short yet effective one of the best parts of my day!

  • Sunflower
    2019-03-23 21:11

    Filled with beautiful images, scripture and short poetical encouragement, "Blessings for the Evening: Finding Peace in God's Prescence" by Susie Larson, is a mixed, topical based devotional book, that makes a great gift for those who are going through hard times and needing a little "pick me up".The photography that is used to illustrate Sue's short but lyrical words, almost jumps off the pages as they are turned, and helps draw the reader in a visual comfort of beauty that highlights this unique devotional.Ranging from more direct topics such as grief, to more general subjects titled for exampled, "Rest for the Weary", I enjoy this visual book that is clearly designed to be visually, spiritually and mentally uplifting for the reader and the receiver of this gift.Not designed to be read through, but clearly designed for a burst of encouragement when needed, I can see this as a wonderful treat to add to a gift basket or simply to just have or to give to someone, in times when comfort and just encouragement is needed.The photography perfectly suits the scriptures that are posted on the left side of the book, while Susie words are gentle and feels like a comforting short note from a friend, saying, "You can and will get through this".For myself, as I went through the book, when I wasn't mulling over the visually powerful images that highlighted the page's topic, I felt drawn in by Susie's words and through the 90 topics that are shared, and simple but powerful words on each page, this is a book to be cherished, to be shared and to have beside the bed for those evenings when God's presence and peace is sought.Everything about the design and how the book is put together has one set draw in the weary and the burdened and lift them up with a sense of hope and peace that is sought after so dearly and this book accomplishes that very goal.It was a joy and delight perusing through the pages and admiring not just the frame worthy photos but the perfect accompaniment of words of care and love and scripture.

  • Caroline
    2019-04-19 18:52

    Blessings for the Evening by Susie Larson (Bethany House, 2013) is a rather lovely looking gift book-sized devotional. With just a simple one-page introduction, the author leads the reader directly into Scripture and calm, soothing devotions. With about 90 devotions, each two-page spread includes a Scripture excerpt on the left side and a brief devotion on the right side. These devotions read like prayers and have a blend of simplicity with attention-getting truths. The author ends almost every devotion with a phrase that includes “rest” or “sleep well” or “blessed sleep,” and the reader can almost hear the prayers spoken in a soothing voice. Some of the devotion titles include “Tomorrow’s Promise,” “Through God’s Eyes,” and “Glimpses of Glory,” along with specific devotions for special circumstances like Christmas, spiritual warfare, disappointment, and more. While these devotions don’t pose deep theological questions, they do bring attention to inner reflection and, even more, reflection on God and His ever-present care.The book’s design adds to the gift appeal of this book because each page’s background boasts a beautiful evening landscape photo (rather than just plain paper). These gorgeous photos add to the relaxing personality of the book. Not intended to take the place of your Bible study, this devotion provides a good supplement to your personal study and a way to wrap up the day returning your focus to God.Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free from the publisher (Bethany House) in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

  • Darlene
    2019-04-09 21:06

    even though title is blessings for the evening I have to say I think it can be used at any time of the day. Great handy little book to have at your finger tips or at your night stand. I love how it has a scripture and then a prayer with it. Also the pictures they fit each scripture and prayer perfectly. This is my favorite one Equipped for victoryExcerpt " no weapon forged against you will prevail. and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord. and this is their vindication from me, declares the Lord. Isaiah 54:17 niv ( speak this over yourself) I am loved, called and chosen. I am rich in every way and generous on every occasion. I'm anointed, appointed, equipped and ebabled by the power of God that works mightily within me! No weapon formed against me will prosper and no enemy scheme against me will succeed.I live breathe and serve powerfully under the shelter of the most high God Amen.I recommend this to all and think it is a great gift

  • Linda Walters
    2019-03-21 16:02

    This is a Beautiful, Gift quality book of encouragement. It has beautiful pictures on every page as a back drop to the words of life. There is scripture on one side and a short prayer-like encouragement on the other. At the back of the book are some other specific encouragements that are aimed at Grief, Disappointment and Christmas, just to name a few .What an awesome way to spend a few moments and quiet your soul before bedtime. I first became aware of the author, Susie Larson, when I found her site on Facebook and still visit her page often.When her book, came up as a choice to read for review, I was quick to snap it up. It didn't disappoint. I plan on "gifting" this to a friend, who I know will enjoy it as much as I did. I plan on remembering this book for Christmas, Birthdays and other special days of friends and family. I received a free copy of this novel from Bethany House Publishers as part of their book review program, and I am under no obligation to write a positive review.

  • Gail Welborn
    2019-03-31 16:11

    ***refocus with Susie from exhaustive, stress filled days*** Susie Larson, popular radio host, speaker and author penned Blessings for the Evening for those whose daytime concerns turn into night time worries and fears, an issue she is very familiar with. If you're like Susie, these end-of-day devotions encourage readers to place their concerns in God's hands and find "peace in God's presence" before bedtime. Ninety simple devotions with supplementary scripture wash away the concerns of the day as they remind readers of God's "reassuring promises." Thus the focus is shifted to spiritual things instead of the usual nagging concerns and worrisome fears. Colorful two-page spreads feature scripture readings on the left with a brief devotion on the right. Even though the words are printed on picturesque landscapes, seascapes and muted country settings that enhance each devotions message, the words are easy to read and prepare the mind for sleep…Full Review:

  • Sara
    2019-03-20 16:46

    When I first received it, the cover was appealing and I couldn't wait to see what was between the covers. I love that there is a bible verse, and then a short one page reflection that just leaves you with a peaceful feeling. I thought the pictures on the pages were relaxing and peaceful as well. What a well planned out book that would be a great gift for any person that you love! This book is a wonderful addition to my devotional/reflection books. I don't always have time to spend a lot of time in devotions at the end of the day, especially at the end of a busy day. This book was just the key - it was brief, relaxing, and the message on the pages really were great reminder of the promises of God. I love that at the end of most pages it reminds you to "sleep well." I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for my honest opinion. The opinions shared in this review are soley my responsibility.

  • Tammy
    2019-03-24 17:02

    This is a beautiful book! The pages are loaded with pictures of nature, people and animals.The pictures are bright and colorful and then the words are printed "on top" of the pictures.This is not a sit down and read it type of book. It's more of a type of book. It's a relaxing book.There are prayers, scriptures and short/very short devotionals. It's not a deep book and therefore, it makes for a great before I go to sleep read.I love all the pictures but one of my faves is on page 111. There is a beautiful picture of a sunset with a long walk out to a lake. It is entitled, Purpose in Every Step. This is a great encouraging "read."I'm going to give this book as a get well card to those who need encouragement when they are ill.It would also make a great gift!

  • Amanda
    2019-04-09 19:16

    I saw this book on another blog that I follow, and thought it looked interesting. I usually like to read before I go to bed, but I don't like to read anything to "deep" and I usually can't stay awake for too long. This is definitely not too deep, and definitely not too long. In fact, I found myself reading several of the "blessings" because they were quite short. Some were very simple and others gave me things to ponder as I drifted off to sleep. As to whether I would recommend it, I think it is going to come down to a matter of personal preference. I would not say "Don't read that book!" but in my opinion, your time could be better spent reading something else...

  • Colleen
    2019-03-20 19:57

    I gave this book to my mother last month while she was in the hospital for brain cancer before she was released for hospice to succumb to her death only 2 weeks later. After the memorial, my sister discovered Mom had painstakingly written her sister's initials on a handful on the pages ... as her prayers offered for them. Although I have not read the book myself, cover to cover, I am struck knowing this was the last book my mother ever read and that she was moved to pray for her unbelieving sister and bro in law through it.Thanks to the author for blessing our mother through the pages of your beautiful work. Grateful.

  • Jenna
    2019-03-19 19:47

    Blessings for the Evening was a great book! Every night I have read one of the "blessings" that are in the book. Each and everyone of them spoke to my heart when I read them. Susie Larson definitely is great at taking Bible verses and putting a devotion with them that helps with everyday life. I looked forward to reading each of the blessings every night with my daily bible reading before I went to bed. I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars.I received this book in exchange for my honest review from Bethany House Publishers.

  • Krystal
    2019-04-06 18:53

    I love all things Susie Larson! I was excited to read this book. I was not so excited to find out that this was a scripture book instead of the Christian Education book that I thought it would be. But alas! This was still a good read. The scriptures were all true to the Word, and the format for displaying the scriptures was beautiful. The prayers (like all of Susie Larson's written prayers) were powerful and awe inspiring.The prayers were my favorite part. This book was estheticalliy beautiful. I would read it again as a quick reference for finding scriptures.

  • Yvonne Stegall
    2019-04-15 20:52

    I got this book from Bethany House for review. No, they didn't pay me... but yes, I do love it. This amazing book will inspire you, lift you up, and remind you that God is there. It is beautiful, and the perfect book to gift, as well!

  • Georgianne
    2019-04-10 18:59

    One of my favorite devotionals! So positive and uplifting. Highly recommend!

  • Denise
    2019-04-13 18:12

    Great Book!This is a smoothing book to read before going to bed. It's simple with Holy Scriptures to you to think on. Hated to see the book ends.

  • Nancy Holte
    2019-03-26 14:47

    I started read these blessings to my husband every night before bed shortly after he was diagnosed with cancer. It was amazing how much they blessed us each night.

  • Cathie Byers
    2019-03-26 18:56

    Words of wisdom and prayerTruly a good book to refocus your mind on the goodness of God! A great source for prayer and to calm your mind as you prepare for restful sleep.