Each day since 1935, Forward Day by Day has offered daily devotions rooted in the Word of God and love of Jesus. Now, for the first time, some of the best meditations from the past three decades are collected into one volume and arranged chronologically, from Jesus’ birth to resurrection. Although the devotions were written in different contexts by a variety of authors, this collection offers a rich tapestry of reflections, some poignant, others pointed, but all committed to a way of love.
Come & See is curated by Sanford Smith, a pastor from Omaha, Nebraska, who began reading and collecting his favorite Forward Day by Day meditations in 1985. Today, at age ninety-five, he still volunteers four days a week as a hospital chaplain but every morning, he puts first things first and opens Forward Day by Day to read and pray.
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Forward Day by Day writers through the years have called us again and again to go deeper with our faith, to be honest about our pain and prejudice, to respond to God in gratitude rather than protecting earthly comforts. Now with this book, I can encounter their faith forming messages again. —Linda Buskirk, congregational and not-for-profit consultant and long-time Forward Day by Day reader
“If the goal for any Christian is to draw nearer to Jesus—and through him to discover intimate relationship with the God who made us and the Spirit who sustains us—then Come and See is a wonderful companion for the journey. This choice collection of Forward Day by Day meditations has been lovingly culled and arranged to track with Jesus's birth, life, death and resurrection. The result is a labor of love that inspires more love—like sitting around the fire listening to gifted storytellers sharing about the one who changed all their lives, and finding your own life enriched. I can't wait to give this small treasure to friends, as a way to invite them to come and see and perhaps fall (more) in love with the Jesus made real on each page.”—The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, author of The Episcopal Way and Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Stewardship of Creation