I have read through this devotional classic twice now and it still feeds my soul like nothing else I have ever read besides the Word of God. It is like Roberts writes straight from the lips of God to your heart.
This is by far the best devotional I have ever owned! It is written in very personal language, as though God is speaking directly to you. I have found that it is best to read this devotional by closing your eyes and picking one at random for each day rather than reading it from cover to cover.
Updated in Today's Language! This powerful book has touched countless lives--reminding readers of the Lord's invitation to "come away" and experience His all-sufficient care and provision. A book "forged in the crucible of life," Come Away My Beloved shares the ministering spirit of the heavenly Father to those in need of encouragement, hope, comfort, and conviction. Equally helpful to new Christians or long-time believers seeking spiritual renewal, Come Away My Beloved offers instruction for successful living and inspiration for deeper devotion to God. This classic book has been updated for ease of reading and incorporates Scripture from the New King James Version.
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I first read this book at age 20. It was a gift from a friend and the book became an old friend. Over 35 years later, I ordered it from Swap to give as a gift, and that spurred me to get my own worn copy off my bookshelf.
The devotionals Frances Roberts wrote still speak to me today, reminding me of God's deep, abiding love for me no matter what. She speaks not only to that concept, but also to the truth that acknowledging and resting in His love allows me to continue to grow closer to the Lord and be more like Jesus.
It's not one of those "feel good" books that ignores the cost Jesus paid so we can be restored to relationship with the Lord; she calls us to obedience and repentance as well. But she stresses that these occur not out of our own doing, but as a response to the Lord's love for us.