Do you read books other than the bible as part of your personal time in the word and prayer, with the Lord? While I haven’t used a designated “devotional” book for some time, I regularly mix in other books if they’re both deep and “warm” enough. You know, something to stimulate thought that’s also “alive” enough in it’s contemplation of Christ and the life of the Spirit to stir my soul.
In that vein, I wanted to recommend three books that aren’t devotionals in any sense of the word. In fact, they’re commentaries.
Derek Kinder wrote commentaries on several books of the Bible, but his book on Proverbs and the two volumes on the Psalms make particularly helpful reading as part of my morning devotions. As I mull over a proverb, or pray through a psalm, reading Kidner’s insights into the passage help sharpen and deepen my interaction with scripture.
He writes in deep sentences, instead of long paragraphs, so you don’t have to read a lot to get a lot, and the books themselves are decently short.
Let me know if you pick them up, and if they bless you.