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 goal...to 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.
***Thank you to Susie Larson and Bethany for the opportunity to read and review this book in exchange for my personal opinion***