Be Thou My Vision by Jonathan Gibson–Book Review

Be Thou My Vision: A Liturgy for Daily Worship by [Jonathan Gibson]

If you love the liturgy, as I do, you’ll appreciate this book which allows you to bring liturgical worship into your daily life. There are enough entries (31) to take you through a month of private devotional time or family worship. Each one includes a call to worship, praise adoration, Scripture readings, confession and assurance of pardon, a portion from one of the Creeds, prayers of intercession and closes with the Lordi’s prayer. In addition, there are several appendices at the end of the book which include the M’Cheyne Bible reading plan, The Heidelberg Catechism and Westminster Shorter Catechism and a selection of Collects. It is suggested that a section of the Bible and one of the Catechisms also be included each day.

The order of the elements is the same each day, but the content of each element varies, so that the reader is exposed to a selection of prayers and Bible readings. Much of the content comes from The Book of Common Prayer (1552). A brief introduction to the book explains the Scriptural basis for daily worship and the format used.

I am finding this to be a helpful tool for developing the spiritual disciplines of daily worship and study. You can read through the liturgy and the suggested portions of Scripture and a Catechism in less than an hour.

VERDICT: 5 STARS. I would suggest that Lutherans may want to use Luther’s Small Catechism instead of the two included; there are some doctrinal differences, especially around the understanding of the Sacraments.

The Lutheran Ladies received a free e-copy of this book in return for a fair and honest review. Disclaimer pursuant to FTC 16 CPR 255.

If you would like to purchase this book, follow the link below:

https://www.crossway.org/books/be-thou-my-vision-cob/

For more about spiritual disciplines see:

Spiritual Discipline For a Spiritual Life by Donald S. Witney –FTF Book Review

Fanning the Flame #16 Personal Spiritual Discipline

What is Spiritual Direction?

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