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July-August-September 2009
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These days has been the concrete expression of the church's witness to the love of Jesus Christ to the world for more than three decades.
Featuring daily meditations and devotions wonderfully written by clergy and lay leaders, These Days continues to be the source of comfort and hope throughout the world and has been for thirty-five years.

Each quarterly issue of These Days features:
  • Approximately ninety devotions, one for each day of three months
  • An action step for each daily entry that enables readers to apply what they've read to their lives
  • Both regular and large-print editions
  • Colorful seasonal art on the outside covers with poems, prayers, and songs pertinent to the issue’s theme
  • Information about the writers
  • Suggestions for using the devotions
  • Space for creating individual prayer lists
  • “These Moments,” a brief segment on contemporary issues, opening each issue
  • “These Times,” the concluding section that includes questions for reflection and discussion



“To nurture the daily practice of prayer and the reading of Scripture, there is solid help in the pages of These Days. The devotions wrestle faithfully with the doubts, joys, and challenges of the Christian life.”

—Reverend Dr. Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology, Emory University



“These Days has been my primary devotional over the years. The heartfelt devotions often are just what I need to help me focus on God’s direction for me. The devotions are useful in other settings such as circle meetings or as a way of opening other church gatherings. These Days has been on my table for many years, and I expect to continue relying on it for many more years.”

—Kristen York Gerling, 2003-2006 Moderator, Presbyterian Women



“In a busy, demanding world humans need the comfort, assurance, and hope of faith, and they need it in a thoughtful and inspirational format. These Days fits the bill. I wouldn’t dream of starting a day without it.”
—Reverend Curtis A. Kearns Jr., Executive Administrator, Office of the Executive Director, General Assembly Council, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)



“These Days is a wonderful devotional magazine. The themes and prayers come from the heart of Christian discipleship today, helping to connect the reader to the living words of Scripture. For college students to older adults, These Days is a daily source of insight and inspiration.”
—Reverend Janice Catron, Pastor of John Knox Presbyterian Church, Louisville, Kentucky, author of God’s Vision, Our Calling, and Bible study leader for the 2003 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women



“These days it takes more than a Sunday worship experience to develop a wholesome spiritual life. A daily dose of this little spiritual appetizer can sustain you until you are able to dine fully during Bible study, personal devotions, and corporate worship. The daily readings in These Days are relevant and inspiring.”
—Reverend Stephany Graham Jackson, Coordinator of Christian Formation in Theology, Worship, and Education, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)



“I truly love devotionals in These Days because they avoid the trap of peddling simple answers to complex questions. Instead, they delve deeply into the issues that we care deeply about. I always feel a little richer for having read them.”
—Rev. Erik Kolbell, former minister of social justice at Riverside Church, New York, author of What Jesus Meant: The Beatitudes and a Meaningful Life, Were You There? Finding Ourselves at the Foot of the Cross, and The God of Second Chances



“These Days has been an essential part of my faith journey. ... I am inspired and enriched by reading the meditations that come from a variety of writers. It is a wonderful resource for spiritual growth and development of individuals, groups, and congregations throughout the church.”
—Catrelia Hunter, 2007-2010 Moderator, Presbyterian Women

 
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