Jesus Calling, Enjoying Peace in His Presence -Sarah Young

By August 12, 2010Book Reviews

When you begin each day with a devotional reading from the book Jesus Calling: Exploring Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young, you begin your day with a whisper from God. This beautiful book has a message for every day of the year. One of my favorite books, you’ll often see me tweeting verses from the book and sharing scripture verses with my friends.

About the Book

This hardcover book was inspired by quiet moments Sarah Young was having with Jesus. She wondered if she could receive messages during her times of communing with God. She was writing in her prayer journals as one-way communication and observed that she did all the talking. So she changed her perspective and started listening instead of talking. As she listened to his voice, she started journaling her conversations with him. Soon her journaling changed from monologue to dialogue and her messages were the inspiration for this book.

About the Author

Sarah Young was living in a tiny village in France, studying at a Christian community. The daughter of a college professor, she was encouraged to think and read often. Back in the United States she earned a masters in counseling and biblical studies. She married a missionary and her family moved to Japan for eight years.  After a stay in the United States, her family again moved, this time to Australia. It was during this time that she wrote the book Jesus Calling. She currently lives in Australia with her husband as they minister to the Japanese people by planting churches.

Favorite Quotes by Sarah Young

  • As you focus your thoughts on Me, be aware that I am fully attentive on you.
  • Train your mind to seek Me in every moment, every situation.
  • The One who goes ahead of you, opening up the way, is the same One who stays close and never lets go of your hand.
  • I meet you in the stillness of your soul.
  • You are on the path of My choosing.
  • Never take for granted My intimate nearness.

Favorite Scripture from the Book

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.  Hebrews 13:8

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