CLASSIC MEDITATIONS

Abraham Kuyper, trans. Jan H. Boer, The Ascent of the Son—The Descent of the Spirit: 26 Meditations on Ascension and Pentecost. Includes an extensive introduction by translator.

For additional details go to the KUYPERIANA page.

----------, transl. James A. De Jong, Ever in Thy sight: 31 devotions on the Psalms. Bellingham WA: Lexham Press, 2020.

----------, trans. James A. De Jong, Honey from the Rock: Daily devotions from the Young Kuyper. Bellingham WA, USA: Lexham Press, 2018 (600 pp.). Information about.

Imagine opening a collection of meditations by the young Augustine, a young Martin Luther or John Calvin. In this new volume we find a collection of meditations by the young Abraham Kuyper, never before published in English translation. Here are the devotional thoughts of one of the most significant Protestant thinkers of the last 150 years and from the most formative period of his influential life. This treasure is both timeless and timely.

R. Albert Mohler Jr.,
President, The Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary

----------, trans. and ed. James C. Schaap, Near Unto God: Daily Meditations Adapted for Contemporary Christians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. An earlier translation by J. H. de Vries, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans-Sevensma, 1918, can be accessed at: https://archive.org/details/tobenearuntogod00kuyp.

"... God himself is behind nature. In everything that lives in nature, rustles, throbs and stirs itself, we feel the pulse beat of God's own life . In nature also everything is for the sake of religion, to reveal to us in it the glorious presence of God, to bring us the fostering sense that in nature everywhere the living and almighty God is with us on every side, and to fill us with the sublime impression of his Power, Divinity and Majesty." (1918 edition, pp. 229-230).

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----------, transl. and ed. James C. Schaap, Near Unto God: Daily Meditations Adapted for Contemporary Christians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. An earlier translation by J. H. de Vries, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans-Sevensma, 1918, can be accessed at: https://archive.org/details/....

“... God himself is behind nature . In everything that lives in nature, rustles, throbs and stirs itself, we feel the pulse beat of God's own life . In nature also everything is for the sake of religion, to reveal to us in it the glorious presence of God, to bring us the fostering sense that in nature everywhere the living and almighty God is with us on every side, and to fill us with the sublime impression of his Power, Divinity and Majesty.” (1918 edition, pp. 229-230).

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Jan H. Boer, The Prophet Moses for Today: 366 Social Biblical Meditations. Revised edition, 2014 (316 pp.).

For additional details go to the BOERIANA page.

Peter Slofstra and Peter Schuurman, Follow Me: Daily Readings for Disciples. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Faith Alive, 2007.

Partial preview: Follow me : daily readings for disciples : Slofstra, Peter : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

Philip F. Reinders, author and compiler, Seeking God's Face: A Daily Prayer Book Drawn from an Ancient Christian Tradition. Grand Rapids: Faith Alive Christian Resources, October 2010.

For hundreds of years, Christians have observed the "Daily Office"—prayers offered to God at regular times of the day. This practice, now experiencing a wide resurgence, can help your prayer life become a vital, lifelong conversation with God. Seeking God's Face provides a simplified daily office—intended for once–a–day use—designed especially for thoughtful Christians. Inside you'll find an entire year of daily prayers and readings, each featuring seven elements, including

From the foreword by Eugene H. Peterson: "Seeking God's Face melds prayer and Scripture into a companionable guide for becoming a participant—both listening and speaking—in the great salvation conversation that is the Christian gospel."

Andrew Kuyvenhoven, Daylight: 366 Daily Devotional Readings. Grand Rapids: Faith Alive, Christian Resources (Christian Reformed Publisher), Updated version, December 2009. ISBN 978-1-59255-518-5.

Earlier version from St. Catharines, Ontario: Paideia Press, 1977.

Over more than thirty years and ten printings, thousands of readers have used this classic devotional to begin their day with God.

Now newly updated with contemporary examples and questions for reflection, Daylight uses Scripture to shed light on what it means to live in the presence and promises of God.

----------, Twilight:366 Daily Devotional Readings. Grand Rapids: Faith Alive Christian Resources (publishing house of the Christian Reformed Church in North America AND the Reformed Church of America), April 2012.

This newly updated companion to the bestselling devotional Daylight leads you through an entire year of meaningful moments with God. Kuyvenhoven shares a depth of biblical knowledge and insight that will strengthen your faith and inspire you to grow each day in your own knowledge and love of God.

This classic devotional leads you through an entire year of meaningful moments with God. Each month's meditations follow a book of the Bible, such as the gospel of John or the psalms; or a biblical theme, such as the meaning of Jesus' resurrection or the coming of God's kingdom.

Neill Plantinga Jr., Beyond Doubt: Faith-Building Devotions on Questions Christians Ask. Grand Rapids: Faith Alive Christian Resources, December 2001.

Louis M. Tamminga, On Your Way Rejoicing: Daily Readings with the Bible. St. Catharines Ontario: Paideia Press, 1979. Also: Internet Archive— On your way rejoicing (1979 edition) | Open Library.

Saint Faustina, Daily reflections on Divine mercy: 365 days with Saint Faustina. Source of content: < mycatholic.life >. Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy: 365 Days with Saint Faustina.

This is an ongoing sharing of daily devotions from the Catholic tradition. Though as Protestants we may not share all the thoughts expressed here, we do well to recognize the depth of Catholic meditational life and avail ourselves to its inspiration and life power.

Richard Baxter, The Saints' Everlasting Rest, abridged version. Vancouver: Regent College Publishing, January 2004. First published in 1650.

This book “has long been recognized as one of the great classics of Christian devotion.”