What would it be like to give up everything I know to serve the Lord? Saying goodbye to family, friends, culture, and even my language to minister to souls on a foreign mission field–these are sacrifices I know nothing of. That’s why I appreciate Voices of the Faithful: Book 2 by Beth Moore and Kim P. Davis so very much. It provided me with a helpful glimpse into the lives of missionaries scattered across the globe who face these challenges and many more every single day.
As creator of the Voices of the Faithful series, Beth Moore believes we have much to learn from missionaries who serve the Lord in various regions of the world. In her introduction, Moore explains her hope that this book will inspire many to pray more effectively not only for their own personal needs, but for the needs of those sharing the gospel through their work as full-time missionaries. To that end, Kim P. Davis compiled 366 daily devotionals written by over 300 men and women who serve overseas through the International Mission Board. All royalties produced by both volumes of Voices of the Faithful benefit the work of IMB.
The devotionals are divided by month and categorized by topic. As various missionaries share their personal experiences, struggles, and growth in Christ, readers will learn more about prayer, divine appointments, encouragement, hope, and following Christ among other topics. Each devotional is accompanied by a verse as well as a prayer which often focuses on specific needs mentioned in the missionary’s story, so when you pray, as Beth Moore puts it, “You’re not just stuck with ‘God bless the missionaries.’”
This book is both encouraging and challenging at the same time. For those of us accustomed to living with a wealth of material comforts, it can be all too easy to focus on the here and now, living as though this world were our true home and eternity were non-existent. Voices of the Faithful provides readers with much-needed reminders of what truly matters—living for the glory of God, loving others, and sharing the gospel with a world in desperate need. I commend this book to you as a means of sharpening your eternal perspective and enlarging your concern for our brothers and sisters who serve in foreign missions.
Thomas Nelson provided a complimentary copy of Voices of the Faithful: Book 2 for this review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255