365 Sarcastic Devotions for Angry or Worn-Out People
by Anne Kennedy
Everyone gets stuck. Nailed It: 365 Sarcastic Devotions for Angry or Worn-Out People can help “unstick” you: offering just a few brief verses for each day, you’ll encounter biblical men and women like you—desperately in need of God—and also find encounters with God himself, and how he sought you out in spite of yourself. And you’ll discover anew that the Bible is worth every minute you devote to it.
With a devotional for every day of the year, Anne Kennedy will guide you through the Bible—the whole Bible—helping you turn your eyes towards Jesus with every step.
"As the title suggests, AK has indeed “nailed it”! This is a stimulating book as in “stimulate one another to love and good works”. Not just a gentle invitation, Anne’s insights and words shove the reader in the direction of holiness. This is most welcome fresh water from an ancient and deep well. Here is a book of reality: real reality that has nothing in common with television ‘reality shows’. Here are real devotional words about our real God and His ways. AK’s stated goal is that this book propel you to read The Book, and I kid you not, by page 8, I had my Bible open looking for a cross reference. Each devotional is unvarnished enough that it pushes you back to the Word: ‘did that really happen? Does it really say that?’”
This book has the tone of a whispered conversation during church: intimate, choppy, big-eyed, by turns giggly and convicting.
I teared up.
I stopped and prayed. I went to the Word.
Yeah, it’s that kind of book. And every page points to God.Read this book! Highly recommended.
Betsy A. Barber, PsyD
Assc. Director Institute for Spiritual Formation, Talbot School of Theology
Director Center for Spiritual Renewal, Biola University
Assc. Professor, Talbot
"If you think the Christian life is one precious moment after another, you should read this book. And if you think the Gospel is all pap and saccharine, you really should read this book. But if you, like me, long for a devotional that is sharpening, witty, and downright real, well then, you simply must read this book. You will never see the story of the Bible—or your own place within that story—the same way again."
Karen Swallow Prior, Ph.D.
Author, Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me and Fierce Convictions—The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More: Poet, Reformer Abolitionist
"Anne Kennedy has put together insightful and rich meditations and reflections on various passages of Scripture for daily use. Don't use this unless you are ready to think and be challenged."
The Most Rev'd Dr. Foley Beach
Archbishop and Primate, Anglican Church in North America
Bishop, Anglican Diocese of the South