This book was written by Victoria Singa-Nuguid. She's a Filipino, a Youth Worker, Sunday School Teacher, Bible Study Curriculum Writer and also a Blogger. Most of the writings on this book are hers but she has a contributor, Samuel J. Alibrando, a Columnist, Composer, Guitarist, Singer and Author.
When you read every title, you would wonder what's the content of that certain article and how would that be applied in your life as a christian. There's this title in this book that goes like this : The Steel Wool, The Vinegar, And You. Sounds interesting, right? When you read the content of that article, you would see its significance in your life. There's also an article there entitled,Your Spiritual PH which is very interesting as well and not just interesting but it would change your heart and would make you a better christian.
There are also other titles that are very interesting like, Rusted Blade, Lessons From A Palay Plant, Tarsier Eyes, A Long Typhoon, Through The Fog, A Reminder From The Mud, The Dry Season, Rainbows, El Nino...all of which would remind you of our country, that's why the complete title of this book is Glory And Majesty (God's Signature on the Philippine Islands).
Although this book has a touch of the authors' experiences in the Philippines relating them to our spiritual lives, people anywhere in the world could also learn from it and be touched. This devotional book, of course, is also based from the word of God and in every prayer at the end of each article, you would also be touched. One prayer on this book that really touched my heart was this : "Dear Father, when I am tempted to leave where You have planted me before i should, be my strength so i may endure. Amen"
But i have to comment on what the main author (Victoria) said, "There would be shock in the world of astronomers and weathermen if one day the sun rose 1 minute later than expected because we know of no such event ever in history." While reading that statement i was reminded of what happened in Joshua's time when the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. There was such a time in the history when the sun stopped and delayed going down about a full day. Read Joshua 10:12-13, it say,
"On the day the LORD gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the LORD in the presence of Israel: “Sun, stand still over Gibeon, and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.” So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day."
But, overall, this book is good, life-changing, educational, interesting and it would remind you of the wonders of God and be thankful of his creation and it would make you appreaciate the Philippines more. I agree on what the back cover of this book says, "this devotional will take you, the reader, on a journey through the wonders that God wrought in nature as can be experienced in the Philippines."
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