By Debbonnaire Kovacs, posted Sept. 16, 2015


Back at the end of 2014, I wrote a story about Dennis Nickel and the devotional book he had written, which his family published after his death from cancer. I thought I should add an update, and it definitely goes into Poetry and the Arts. I have been faithfully reading a chapter each day so far this year, and I can say that Nickel had a gift for making the reader feel what it might have been like to be present as a follower of Jesus in the first century. You never know whose point of view you will be in each day. Sometimes the narrator introduces himself or herself early in the reading, but often you pick it up later, sometimes at the very end. It might be a priest or Levite, it might be the recipient of a miracle, and it is frequently a disciple. The readings are short and to the point, each with a thought-provoking insight or bit of learning gleaned.

You can get the book here.