Panting is my very first ebook and brings into existence my devotional series Faith Works. (Here is the Table of Contents and Introduction and first lesson as a pdf file.)
May this book encourage and challenge you. Before many (if not all) writing sessions, I asked God to speak to my heart and to lift my spirit. Thus what you find here I have taken for myself first. I urge you to read it personally as well. (My purposeful use of the first person should make that easier.)
How did I select the passages? I didn’t. The passages in focus in each two-page spread were selected by I-Do-Not-Know-Who for use in two distinct sets of Sunday School lessons for September-November 2012. The first thirteen titles and passages come from Faith & Life Resources and are based on the International Bible Lessons. The second set of titles and passages comes from the youth-adult quarterlies from Christian Light Publications.
Panting neither intends nor pretends to supplant Sunday School materials produced by anyone else. Rather, it supplements those resources.
I wrote this book as an instructive devotional. I hope its value exceeds any it has as a Sunday School resource. May its usefulness and applicability extend outside Sunday School and beyond November 2012.
Read the Scriptures as a hart panting after the water brooks. Consider what God has for you. Commit yourself to living out His Word. My desire is that the questions and commentary herein help you in your quest for God and His living water.
Though I am not a KJV-only person, I use the King James Version almost exclusively in my English reading, writing, and public speaking. If I use any other version somewhere in this book, I’ll make note of it then.
Naturally, I would be very encouraged and blessed if you were to purchase this helpful ebook (Kindle). And financially benefited, too. (Yes, I wrote this to help support my family and pay my bills.)
For some background on this book…