What I liked about the Jewish part of the devotionals in this book is how it showed how Jewish people interpret Scriptures differently than Christians in a lot of cases. I also liked when a new Hebrew word was introduced and translated into English so I could understand what it meant. The Christian part of the devotionals was helpful also. They were shorter and did a great job of promoting love for the Jewish people but also explained how they have let Jewish people down in some cases. The devotionals also did a great job of explaining different Jewish celebrations, both well-known and not so familiar to people who are not Jewish. The devotionals for Rosh Hashanah came for me on the day of Rosh Hashanah! I learned what the shofar blasts signify after I came from my congregation and heard the shofar blasts!
I hope to be able to read this book again and space it out over a longer amount of time. It helps readers to draw closer to God and there is a lot of important information in this book to help build bridges between Jewish people and Christians. Reflecting on the ways that Jewish people often share some of the same Biblical morals and truths and think differently than Christians will help many to appreciate their familiarities and differences.
I received a free copy of The One Year Holy Land Moments Devotional from Tyndale Publishing for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.