This is a daily devotion book like no other. Heidi and Rolland Baker are missionaries to Mozambique, where they have served for 19 years. They have a passion for their mission and for sharing God's love with some of the poorest children in the world. Living this life has allowed them to see God's provision for His children in a very real and practical way. They take the reader, day by day, through an adventure to that kind of devotion; the type of devotion that this book is named for. These readings are written to challenge us to embrace that reckless devotion to the "One who loves you more than you can imagine." There are 365 daily readings, each one less than one page long. Some include a prayer that the reader can pray at the end of the reading for that day's subject. Each week is ended with a page of suggestions to put the week's reading to work in your own life, many with scripture references. The weeks are also centered on a particular subject with titles such as Allowing Jesus Complete Access, Passion for His Presence, A Constant Supply of Oil, The Fruit of Suffering, The Path to Joy, 52 in all. The pages are not dated, so you can start any time during the year. The Bakers invite you to spend a year with them experiencing a passion filled walk with God. This is not a typical daily devotion with a thought to ponder and scripture to read. It is an active challenge to change the way you live your life in Christ and what you give of yourself. The Bakers will take you from thinking about it to fully living it by the end of a year. It does not demand that you sell all you have and give the money to the poor; nor do they suggest that you enter the mission field to experience the reckless devotion God deserves. Their premise is to "surrender totally to God and become more fully the person He has always intended you to be." I absolutely love this book! It is exactly what we need in today's world with the multitude of distractions we have. I give Reckless Devotion five stars!
"All God wants is my laid-down love, my reckless devotion. He is asking the same from you." -----Heidi Baker
I received a copy of Reckless Devotion from the publisher, Chosen Books, in exchange for my honest review. These words are my opinion.