5 Devotionals for Adults and Older Teens

There are hundreds of devotionals out there discussing faith, Christian living, and other topics within Christianity. Some are good, others great, still others are not-so-good. Below are five that can be read by adults and older teens and are some of my favorites.

~ Blue Like Jazz – Donald Miller
Miller's memoir recounts his journey to faith and the beginning of his relationship with Christ. Throughout the book he examines aspects of grace, redemption, community, and what living out our faith looks like. His wry remarks and observations brings everything into focus for me, making me laugh and think at the same time.

~ The Screwtape Letters – C. S. Lewis.
Surprisingly, the demon named Screwtape taught me a lot about living for Christ. The more experienced demon painstakingly instructs his clumsy, untried nephew Wormwood how to hinder a young man in a relationship with God (referred to as “the Enemy”). Screwtape advises Wormwood on all sorts of situations, including how to provide temptation, make a household miserable, and get a Christian involved with the wrong people. The diabolical advice reveals the devil's arts and shows how to avoid them. One of my favorite C. S. Lewis books.

~ Daily Light on the Daily Path – Compiled by the Samuel Bagster Family
A 366 day devotional, including February 29, of pure Scripture, this book contains morning and evening readings, each half a page long. The readings are selected verses on different topics and are designed to encourage and challenge.

~ Dancing With My Father – Sally Clarkson
Jesus promised that our joy would be made full through Him. But how do we claim that promise in a world that seems determined to make us miserable? Sally Clarkson knows what that's like and shares the secrets in this book to finding true joy.

~ The Call – Os Guinness
Many ask “What am I supposed to do? What's my purpose in life?” Os Guinness answers these questions in this book. He argues that God doesn't call us to things that will make us miserable. Instead all are designed with a unique set of gifts that are meant to be used for his Glory. The book explores what this looks like for us, as well as disproving falsehoods associated with calling.


Beth - February 5th, 2024 at 1:27pm

Sally Clarkson books are wonderful. Glad to see them on your list. I haven't read "Blue Like Jazz". I'll have to get that one!

Sassy - February 5th, 2024 at 2:02pm

I love Sally Clarkson and C.S. Lewis!