Saturday, November 27, 2021

Book Review: Scripture Up Affirmation Journal by Dennis Schleicher

About the Journal:

"When we use the power of words to fuel our life's purpose, we can easily develop more positive, constructive habits and accomplish many of our goals (if not all of them)." -Dennis Schleicher, Author

Why another journal? Why scripture affirmations? 

Not only will the Scripture UP Affirmation Journal help you develop the righteous habit of regularly reading the scriptures, but it will also strengthen your testimony and faith in Jesus Christ. 

We often say, "I should read my scriptures every day" when a more effective way of developing the lifelong habit of consistently studying them would be to say, "I will read my scriptures every day." 

We invite you to record your impressions, thoughts, and feelings as you study the sacred words of God. Develop the righteous, positive habit of studying them every day and making them a permanent part of your life. It's definitely a goal worth pursuing!
My Thoughts:

I have long appreciated the power of affirmations. Repeating truth to myself literally changed my life when I was in my early twenties. I eagerly ordered the Scripture Up: Affirmation Journal by Dennis Schleicher with the hope of forming new affirmations for my current season of life. In this journal, the author, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, pairs both Bible Verses and Articles of Faith from his church tradition with affirmations.

What I liked:

  • Each affirmation has a Scripture (or Article of Faith) and 3.5 pages of lined space to write. All this space allows abundant room to work out thoughts, doubts, and beliefs regarding the affirmation. It’s an invitation to take time and think deeply.
  • There are six sections of topical affirmations: Fear, Hope, Healing, Courage, Strength, and Love. At the end of each section is a page for reflecting on the previous affirmations and recording ideas learned.

What Could Have Been Improved:
  • In a substantial portion of the affirmations, I failed to see how the Scripture or faith statement matched with the affirmation.
  • Certain Bible verses repeated through the journal and I’d prefer a more diverse selection of Scriptures to coordinate with the affirmations.

Final Thoughts: Although the Scripture Up: Affirmation Journal by Dennis Schleicher is not quite ecumenical (I had expected it to be completely ecumenical), I still appreciated the thoughts presented and the large journaling space for responses.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a copy of this book by the author or publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting book. I'm glad you enjoyed part of it anyway.