Finding Significance – a Review of The One Year Impact for Living Men’s Devotional
Many of us find God as we seek a life of significance. It’s in finding him that we find we ARE significant and God is always showing us just how true that is throughout the rest of our lives.
And that’s when we begin to think about the mark we’ll leave. The “dents we will kick” so to speak. We ask questions like, “How will my life impact my family, community, and world?” We also start to think about the emotional wreckage that could possibly be left in our wake. That’s when we commit to leading the people around us while serving to be something greater and better?
The One Year Impact for Living Men’s Devotional is a great means for furthering along that continuum. Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book, and it’s my pleasure to share with you my personal review of it.
Finding Significance and Impact
We’ve all been created by God for impact. In fact, we’re intended to be a unique impact in this world. Yet, we too often get distracted from that significance by the powerful desire for wealth, fame, image, and status. This year-long daily devotional is ideal for helping you focus on your eternal legacy — simple, daily actions for greater understanding of your God-given purpose and potential.
This devotional is designed so you can start on any day of the year – it doesn’t have to begin on January 1. One of the interesting observation is the fact that there is none of the usual fluff and introductions. Instead, it gets right into action. Most scripture passages are in the New Living Translation (NLT), but it does use other versions where appropriate to help provide better context.
Overall, the format is consistent so you can get into a good rhythm throughout the year of study. It begins with Scripture, transitions to the devotion and then is concluded with an application narrative. All the devotions have been categorized as well. As such, you’ll gain perspective on Passion, Purpose, Legacy, Platform, Potential and Impact.
In short, you will find devotions containing motivational words from Biblical examples, and references to popular culture that get put into Biblical context. You will learn about historical events and real-life context with spins of eternal perspective.
If you’re looking for a study to facilitate greater personal significance in how God views you, this is a great place. It’s also a perfect gift that will give all year to inspire and motivate the man in your life.
About the Authors of the One Year Men’s Living Devotional
Nathan Whitaker is an attorney who lives in Florida with his wife and two daughters. He graduated from Harvard Law School and has worked in football administration for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His firm currently represents NFL and college coaches. Visit his website at NathanWhitaker.com and follow him on Twitter at Twitter.com/NathanWhitaker.
Scott Whitaker is co-founder and president of Impact for Living. He has served in multiple capacities, as an attorney, pastor, college baseball coach, and teacher. He lives in Gainesville, Florida.
About Chad Gramling
Chad Gramling makes his home in Indiana with his wife and three daughters. He's the founder and primary blogger at 1Glories, a vision cast onto his heart and detailed in Listen Up Kids: Foolish Dreams, Syncing with God & Running to Win.