365 Days of Life-Giving Devotions
Beloved pastor and teacher James Montgomery Boice once said that the “study of the Bible must be the consuming passion of a believer’s life.” God’s Word is like an endless stream of clear, revitalizing water that refreshes our spirits–but only if we drink deeply from it.
Covering the full span of Boice’s incredible lifetime of ministry, the devotional readings in Come to the Waters will teach you to draw upon the vast well of God’s mercy and grace found in the Scriptures. Tracing the magnificent story of salvation and God’s sovereignty from Genesis to Revelation, Boice encourages you to know and obey God’s Word and to glorify God with your whole life. Each reading includes a Scripture text, and topical and Scripture indexes help you find just the right devotion for your day.
If your soul is thirsting, come to the waters.
“Study of the Bible must be the consuming passion of a believer’s life.” So said James Montgomery Boice—and he practiced what he preached. Throughout the decades of his faithful church ministry, Boice devoted himself to the Word of God for the glory of God. This yearlong devotional selects from the fruit of his labor, distilling his teaching into 365 readings from Genesis to Revelation. A topical index and a Scripture index allow you to tailor your own reading plan.
In the spirit of Boice, the devotions are not moralistically superficial—intended to make you a better person. Instead they are intended to lead you every day to your only hope: Jesus Christ, the life-giving Living Water for your soul.
“James Montgomery Boice was a master Bible teacher. He could make the most difficult passages approachable, clear and practical. That legacy shines in this wonderful day-by-day collection. Read and savor. These devotionals will not only cause you to love the Word of God, but, more importantly, the God of grace who is revealed in every passage.” —Paul David Tripp, President, Paul Tripp Ministries
“James Montgomery Boice was a prince of expositors, one of the most gifted preachers of our age. Here is the best of Boice in one volume, a compilation of his many preaching gems that focuses upon the greatness and grandeur of our awesome God. These carefully selected excerpts from his pulpit ministry will cause every reader to see our holy, sovereign God more clearly, love him more fully, and live for him more deeply.” —Steven J. Lawson, President, OnePassion Ministries, Dallas
“The preaching of James Montgomery Boice was a primary instigator in the resurgence of Reformed theology in America in the late twentieth century. Those of us who had the privilege to sit under his ministry week after week experienced the life-changing power of Boice’s expository preaching. Come to the Waters captures the power of God’s Word as James Boice preached it and brings his ministry to life for readers today.” —Richard D. Phillips, Senior Minister, Second Presbyterian Church, Greenville
“I have read with great pleasure, and much benefit, Marion Clark’s compendium of the writings of James Montgomery Boice. Dr. Boice was a gifted theologian and an unusually able preacher, but above all, a gracious man of God. Marion Clark has brought together some of the riches of Dr. Boice’s written ministry in these devotional readings, and I enthusiastically commend this new edition of an excellent piece of work. Daily use of it will enrich your spiritual life.” —Eric J. Alexander, Author, Our Great God and Saviour
“In Come to the Waters, long-time colleague and friend Marion Clark gives us James Montgomery Boice at his Bible-teaching best. The detailed subject index makes this volume a mind-renewing theological resource as well as a soul-refreshing devotional treasure.” —Philip Graham Ryken, President, Wheaton College
James Montgomery Boice (1938-2000) was senior pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was also president and cofounder of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, the parent organization of The Bible Study Hour, on which Boice was a speaker for more than thirty years. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.