My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Evenings With the Holy Spirit is basically the companion devotional of LeClaire’s Mornings With the Holy Spirit; Listening to the Still Small Voice of God. It is a devotional broken into twelve months of the year, with a small devotion for every day, making this a comprehensive book.
Each daily reading begins with a message given from God’s point of view, as if God was speaking to us personally. It is only a small section, a brief paragraph at best. There are then normally three Bible passages or verses listed for the reader to take the time to read and meditate on. The final part of
each devotion is a guided prayer to fully embrace what the day’s topic was about.
Some people might think it sacrilegious to write something as if from God Himself. What one needs to remember is that this is simply a work of fiction. It’s not claiming to be a new revelation from God, it is not replacing the Word as the cannon of text for believers to turn to. It is simply imagining God talking to us one to one. It’s meant as an encouragement, not a replacement of God’s Word.
This is a reassuring book to use, although it would have been great if there had been an index in the back to look up the themes found in the entries through the year. It is not a huge commitment of time to use this devotional, making it perfect for those facing a time crunch or those who are new to the daily devotional habit.
A positive book.