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Take Heart: Daily Devotions to Deepen Your Faith
Powlison, David

Take Heart: Daily Devotions to Deepen Your Faith

ISBN: 9781645072737
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It's easy to lose heart in a world where many things can and do go wrong. Life is difficult, and there are struggles within and without, but we can take heart-the Lord is with us. He hears our cries for mercy. He knows our every need. He guides us, helps us, and strengthens us with his mighty right arm. Journey through a year with David Powlison, learning to "take heart" by meditating on his favorite Scripture passages, hymns, and biblical themes, exploring the ways God meets us with daily grace right where we live.

Drawn from David Powlison's many decades of writing, teaching, and speaking, Take Heart is a yearlong devotional journey into the process of biblical change, where truth becomes clearer and our ears hear and our eyes see what God tells us about himself.

Learn to go to God for the help you need and hold fast to the daily mercy and grace he offers. And be reminded the promises of God are true and that the resurrection of Jesus guarantees that no matter what you may be facing, you can live in real hope.


David Powlison, MDiv, PhD,(1949-2019) was a teacher, counselor, and the executive director of the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). He wrote many books and minibooks, including Speaking Truth in Love, Seeing with New Eyes, Good and Angry, Making All Things New, God's Grace in Your Suffering, Safe and Sound, and Take Heart. David was also the editor of The Journal of Biblical Counseling.


"David Powlison's decades of counseling practice, his skill as a theologian and biblical exegete, and his own experience as a Christian pilgrim all go into making these devotionals pure gold. With this volume David can continue to be the wise guide for you that he has been for so many others."
--Tim Keller, Pastor Emeritus, Redeemer Presbyterian Church

"My friend, David Powlison, had deep and abiding trust in the love, presence, power, promises, and grace of his Lord. David was a master at mining the life-giving and life-changing wisdom of God's Word. As a seasoned counselor, David had a deep understanding of the hearts of people. These things together make David a supremely qualified devotional guide. This devotional collection of David's writings is a treasure. Get it and let your heart marinate in the gospel that sweetly flows from every page."
--Paul David Tripp, Pastor; speaker; author of New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional

"We now have in this long-awaited book the most pristine gems of wisdom from David Powlison, perhaps the most renowned and respected biblical counselor of our age. Over the years, I have thrived on David's writings, and I'm so glad he is now speaking to a new generation of readers through Take Heart."
--Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

"The introduction from Nan is a gift in itself. Then you get to settle into David's gentle and personal words about his personal God, each devotion being much more than mere education. Each one invites you to love God and respond to him."
--Edward T. Welch, Faculty and counselor, Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF); author of A Small Book about Why We Hide

"What a great book! Even with all his learning, David approaches Scripture like a child. So you will too when you read Scripture through David's eyes. The result of David's insights is hope. You'll get unstuck from your problems and look out at a wider world of God's love!"
--Paul E. Miller, Author of A Praying Life and J-Curve: Dying and Rising with Jesus in Everyday Life

"If I could have a few minutes of wise counsel every day from any man of my choosing, it would be David Powlison. Now, thanks to Take Heart: Daily Devotions to Deepen Your Faith, I can. So can you. We can still be helped, every day, by David's profound insights into the endless grace of Christ."
--Ray Ortlund, Renewal Ministries, Nashville, TN; author of The Death of Porn: Men of Integrity Building a World of Nobility

"I am so grateful for this collection and so thankful that it allows me to enjoy daily wisdom from a man who was a tremendous blessing to me and a great gift to the church. I look forward to reading it day by day and year after year."
--Tim Challies, Author of Seasons of Sorrow

"I was privileged to know David as professor, colleague, friend, and fellow traveler to the Celestial City. He arrived at the destination ahead of me, and I miss his voice and his wisdom. This beautiful devotional is a fresh mercy to all of us in the midst of David's absence, reminding us that 'through his faith, though he died, he still speaks' (Hebrews 11:4)."
--Michael R. Emlet, Dean of Faculty and Counselor, CCEF; author of Saints, Sufferers, and Sinners: Loving Others as God Loves Us

"David Powlison once again shows his natural way of shepherding people. His words breathe hope and comfort to your soul. Take Heart will remind you of God's unfailing commitment to you and your need to draw near to him."
--Julie E. Lowe, MA, LPC, RPT-S, Faculty and Counselor, CCEF

"These short and meditative daily readings are presented like a brief word with David Powlison over coffee each day. As David always did, his words invite you to see how God connects you to the realities of your experiences by anchoring you to the truth of God's Word. As you read, your heart will be turned to the Lord for encouragement and your affections stirred so that you 'take heart' in the finished work of Christ." T.
--Dale Johnson Jr., PhD, Executive Director, The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC); associate professor of biblical counseling and director of counseling programs, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

"David was a beacon in the Biblical Counselling movement. I first met him in London, then in Philadelphia, and then he came to India to teach counselling. His ability to dig deeply into the biblical text and come out with nuances was in my view unsurpassed, as was his empathy and patience with struggling believers. I always looked forward to his articles on counselling. They were a refreshing waft of Holy Spirit insight. I look forward to continuing to use these meditations."
--Raju Abraham, MBBS; MRCP(IRE); FRCP(LON) Neuropsychiatrist; cofounder of the Association of Biblical Counsellors in the UK and India


Additional Information:

Cover: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 405
Publisher: New Growth Press
Publication Date: 2022