Paperback, 394pp, Published by Gospel Folio Press, 304 Killaly St. West, Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada. ISBN 1897117-35-3.
The first edition of the Choice Gleanings Devotional Calendar was published in 1940. The 2010 edition marks 70 years of continued publishing of the Calendar. Over the years the print runs have continued to grow and the distribution includes the USA, Canada, UK, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China and Japan. Each year over 50 contributors from different areas of the world send in their meditations for the Calendar.
The Calendar has been used by the Lord to convict and save sinners, restore straying believers, encourage the Lord’s people who are discouraged, comfort those going through times of sorrow, and to cheer the hearts of the lonely. The daily scripture reading guide has also been used to encourage people to read through the Bible each year and spend time in God’s word.
The planner, the focus of this review, is a well presented and practically bound version of the devotional. Apart from a month to view plan and a few pages for notes, each page is divided into two. The top half contains the normal daily meditation and the bottom section an appointment diary and ‘to do list’. For those who enjoy reading through their Choice Gleanings calendar this A5 sized page-a-day ‘diary’ will be a real asset. As there is so little material like this available, Gospel Folio Press are to be commended for their efforts.
Edited by Sandy McEachern