I am always on the lookout for solid devotionals that can start my day and point me to Christ. Paul Miller, who wrote A Praying Life (a favorite of mine), put together this devotional of teachings that his father, Jack Miller, taught.
Paul says of his father that the heart of his dad’s “preaching was the gospel . . . and before he preached the gospel to us, he preached it to himself…Dad was the tax collector, crying out, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner.’ Dad was the returning prodigal son and he was the older brother. He was, as he loved to say, one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread! Enjoy the feast!”
From the publisher:
By C. John “Jack” Miller (Serge, formerly World Harvest Mission)
Foreword by Paul Miller
Begin a Year of Grace-Filled Living Now!
The gospel changes how we live each day. That’s the premise of Saving Grace and the legacy of Jack Miller’s ministry. Founder of Serge and the New Life Presbyterian network of churches, Miller believed that Christians need to hear the gospel by faith every day, and he preached what he believed.
These 366 gospel-saturated selections from Miller’s pioneering sermons offer a fresh exploration of the everyday life of faith. With topics like forgiveness, relationships, temptation, prayer, joy, and perseveranceâ€”this daily devotional will help readers to catch Miller’s hope-filled vision for living in light of the gospel. Each daily reading is tied to a corresponding audio sermon available soon at newgrowthpress.com, providing additional resources for further reflection.
Preview one week’s reflections here.
C. John â€œJackâ€ Miller, PhD, founded Serge (formerly World Harvest Mission) and the New Life Presbyterian network of churches. A pastor, seminary professor, and an author, he wrote Outgrowing the Ingrown Church, Come Back Barbara, Powerful Evangelism for the Powerless, A Faith Worth Sharing, Repentance, and The Heart of the Servant Leader. He and his wife Rose Marie have five children and twenty-four grandchildren. Jack went to be with the Lord in 1996.