Darlene Zschech is co-pastor with her husband, Mark, of Hope Unlimited Church in New South Wales, Australia. Acclaimed worldwide as a singer, songwriter, worship leader, author, and speaker, she will always be best known for her song “Shout to the Lord.” which continues to encourage people in their worship of God around the globe.
Revealing Jesus: A 365-Day Devotional by Darlene Zschech is a great resource for Bible study. It is an entire year focused on getting to know Jesus. Each day there is a verse or passage followed by some amazing, and personal, thoughts from the author. Each day ends with a short thought or prayer to meditate on throughout the day.
I really like that the verses are written right in the book, not just a reference. Sometimes I think the barrier that holds people back from doing a devotion every day is finding the Bible and looking up the passage. I know that sometimes it is easier to have it all right in front of me. I also appreciated the different translations used for the scripture. I am always able to go back to the Bible I use to delve deeper into scripture, but sometimes it is nice to read from a paraphrase like the Message or to see what a different Bible translation says.
Overall, a wonderful way to learn more about Jesus. Having Jesus be the focus of an entire year is a great way to focus your relationship with Him. What better way to get to know Him better, than to spend the entire year studying about Him. Anything that can draw you nearer to Jesus is an excellent resource to have!
Do you have a favorite devotional? Or do you create your own through independent Bible reading?