Daily Guideposts 2011 — Giveaway

by 5 Minutes for Books

As part of my routine, I study the Bible every day, usually at night after my kids are in bed. However, I also like to take a few minutes in the morning to focus my thoughts and start the day moving in the right direction. During 2011, I plan to use the Daily Guideposts 2011 devotional book to help me start my day off right. Daily Guideposts contains short inspirational pieces for each day of the year. The theme for this year’s book is Growing in Love, and each day includes includes a Bible verse for reflection, a true, first-person story, and a brief prayer.

Normally, I read an entire book before I write a review. As this is a 2011 devotional that I plan to use, I did not read it word for word, but I will share what I like about it. Each day’s message is contained on one page. They are brief, and easy to read in only a few minutes. Although the passages are short, they are thought-provoking, meaningful, and personal. The devotionals are written by 55 different contributors, each with different life experiences. I especially liked that the book includes a section with biographical information on each of the authors. Finally, there is a space where you can write some short thoughts of your own each day. I recommend this book for its inspirational message and for its ability to direct the reader’s thoughts in a short period of time. While I believe everyone should take the time for in-depth study, we all need some quick refreshers each day as well.

Daily Guideposts is in its 35th year. This devotional book is a perennial favorite, and it would make a great gift for any Christian, especially someone who is constantly on the go (this would be a great book to keep in the car to read when picking up kids or during lunch break). I know that as a busy mom, I appreciate the opportunity to think about what is most important, and with these short pieces, I can refocus in only a few minutes before I start my day.

We have a copy of Daily Guideposts 2011 to give to one of you. If you would like to win a copy, please leave a comment on this post.

5 Minutes for Books reviewer Lauren is a wife, mother of two, and an avid reader. She thanks Phenix Publicity for the review copy of this book. Lauren blogs at Baseballs and Bows.



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1 tennille November 15, 2010 at 12:06 am

if this is open to canadians I would love to win it. It is so hard to find time to read more than a page at a time.

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2 nancy November 15, 2010 at 2:36 am

this looks like a nice daily devotional :)
thanks!

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3 Angel S. November 15, 2010 at 3:04 am

I would love a chance to win this! I agree with you about starting your day out , focused on God. Sets the tone for the day.

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4 holly November 15, 2010 at 7:14 am

this devotional looks great, sounds like something i need. :)

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5 Karen November 15, 2010 at 7:50 am

I would love to win this. Starting your day off with a devotion is a great way to get closer to God.

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6 sarah taylor November 15, 2010 at 8:40 am

What a great giveaway! I love the idea of keeping this in the car while out and about waiting on the kiddos!

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7 Lannette November 15, 2010 at 10:59 am

I’ve been looking for my next devotional! This looks like a great one!

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8 Laura November 15, 2010 at 11:10 am

I love Guideposts and have subscribed for years. Would love to win this book!

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9 Mandy November 15, 2010 at 12:36 pm

I grew up reading my mom’s Guideposts each month. I would love to win this!

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10 Deanna November 15, 2010 at 12:45 pm

I would love to win this book. Generally I do my bible study/devotionals in the evenings, but I’ve been thinking of switching to mornings. Might be a better way to start my day rather than hitting the snooze button a few times.

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11 Debby Morgan November 15, 2010 at 1:51 pm

I would love this. It would help each day be better for me and keep me on the right path.
Thanks!

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12 christy davis November 15, 2010 at 1:55 pm

i’d love this for next year!

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13 Carmen November 15, 2010 at 3:29 pm

love devotionals!

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14 Jeanie Cullip November 15, 2010 at 5:24 pm

This would be a great devo for 2011!

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15 Jeanne November 15, 2010 at 7:09 pm

I’ve been trying to find a way to squeeze in daily bible readings into my day, but it’s difficult with early risers. This seems like a great devotional to be able to do it with!

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16 Jenn November 15, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Oh, I strive to start my day off with the Lord each day however I find it hard some mornings as the littles make spending as much time as I’d like, difficult. Judging by the comments, I’m not the only one :)

jennifer @ beautifulcalling.ca

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17 Willa November 15, 2010 at 7:55 pm

This has been a very difficult year. Please include me. Maybe a daily moment like this would help refocus for 2011

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18 Melissa S November 15, 2010 at 10:02 pm

would love this for 2011!!

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19 Lisa M November 16, 2010 at 6:23 am

I would love to win this and give it to my best friend as a gift.

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20 Jenn November 16, 2010 at 8:48 am

I would love to win this- it looks like a great way to start 2011!!

Thanks for the great giveaway!! :-)

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21 Vilmarys November 16, 2010 at 9:05 am

Everyone needs a little inspiration in the morning. It would definitely keep my mind on the right path.

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22 Vilmarys November 16, 2010 at 9:05 am

Newsletter subscriber

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23 Vilmarys November 16, 2010 at 9:06 am

I am subscribed to your newsletter

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24 Sue Borowiak November 16, 2010 at 9:10 am

This book would help me start out the new year in an inspiring way.

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25 Debby November 16, 2010 at 11:18 am

What a perfect thing to start you day off.

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26 Debra November 16, 2010 at 11:19 am

Starting the morning with this would be wonderful and help me to be the person that I want to be.

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27 Debra November 16, 2010 at 11:19 am

I would love to give this to my mother. She loves these books.

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28 CherylS22 November 16, 2010 at 1:02 pm

I’d love to win a copy of this book – sometimes I need a little inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway!

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29 Tonya November 16, 2010 at 2:31 pm

I’m always looking for a good yearly devotional. I would love to win this :)

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30 Linda Kish November 16, 2010 at 4:28 pm

My DIL would love to have this.

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31 Linda Kish November 16, 2010 at 4:28 pm

I am an Email subscriber

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32 racergirl1313 November 16, 2010 at 9:45 pm

I’d have a hard time deciding if I would keep this for myself or give it to my Mother-in-Law. Thanks for the giveaway!

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33 angie November 17, 2010 at 11:49 am

I would love to win this and begin my day with the words it shares
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34 LT November 17, 2010 at 3:46 pm

My Mother would love this!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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35 Debby November 17, 2010 at 6:38 pm

This is what everybody needs!!

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36 Rhonda Holscher November 19, 2010 at 10:25 pm

I have always enjoyed reading daily devotionals and love reading inspirational stories, but I must admit that I’ve let my daily devotions slip. Hitting the snooze buttong more these days, and falling asleep in my daughter’s bed shortly after we finish bed time story. I’m sure other mom’s go through the same thing. A short daily devotion and inspirational story would perfect for anyone, but especially for us moms! Thank you for this give away and GOODLUCK to everyone. I know who ever gets this will be pleased.

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37 Wendy Mahaney November 20, 2010 at 11:28 pm

I would love this.
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38 Wendy Mahaney November 20, 2010 at 11:29 pm

I subscribe in GFC
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39 Ellen C. November 21, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Thanks for the chance.

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40 Jessica T November 23, 2010 at 12:30 am

Looks like a great devotional

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41 Jessica T November 23, 2010 at 12:30 am

Newsletter subscriber

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42 Jessica T November 23, 2010 at 12:31 am

Feed subscriber

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43 Jessica T November 23, 2010 at 12:31 am

like on Fb

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44 CaroleM November 24, 2010 at 1:10 am

I would like to win! Please and thank you!

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45 Sarah - PS Mom Reviews November 28, 2010 at 1:48 pm

I think this would be a great book to have.

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46 Laurie Klages December 16, 2010 at 2:58 pm

I have 5 children and 1 grandchild. I would love to win this. My reading time is so limited that this would be perfect for me, It sounds wonderful.

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47 kim L December 19, 2010 at 12:42 am

I would love to win this book. I love reading Guideposts. Thanks

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48 Maria January 7, 2011 at 12:04 am

In need of a good devotional…..

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