A dandelion seed head, the cover picture of David Roper’s book, Teach Us To Number Our Days, illustrates the importance of every single day.
I read the book, containing 64 short chapters, like a devotional book, covering one chapter a day and sometimes a couple of chapters a day. This inspiring, thought provoking book looks at our journey toward maturity and would be enjoyable for men and women of all ages of adulthood.
Interestingly, the first chapter of this book is one of several chapters that were very encouraging to me. Forgetfulness. While we start forgetting as we age, there are things in our life that we remember although we want to forget. Things that we did wrong or wrongs done to us by others. The chapter concluded with the reminder of God’s providence in our life, “even in our mistakes and in others’ malice.” (p 18)
Throughout the book, there are many scripture references as well as quotes from other literary works. It is written in an informal and honest style reflecting the author’s acknowledgement of the goodness of God. It puts life in its proper perspective and I intend to visit specific chapters many times over. This book has been a blessing.
Teach us to number our days aright,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Disclosure of Material Connection: This book was provided, by Discovery House Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.