A Pocketful of Seeds

Debbie Johnson. Deep River, $16.99 trade paper (335p) ISBN 978-1-9402-6999-3
A simple premise guides this graceful book from social worker Johnson: every person has been given a pocket full of seeds to plant for positive change. The “seeds” are practical ways of reaching out on a daily basis, and Johnson provides prompts tailored to every day of the year. General topics are offered in alphabetical order. The daily seed challenge follows some thoughts by the author (Scripture is used minimally). Though well-intentioned, some of the daily seeds aren’t very specific in their inspiration: “Show compassion to someone today,” “Get creative in crossing borders,” “Extend a hand.” Others, such as “What are your community’s needs?” or “How can you protect the young and vulnerable in your world?”, seem a bit daunting in their scope and might require more than a day’s devotional time to tackle. Spread among the devotions are thoughts that will inspire readers to make a difference on a daily basis, such as considering where a donation could be made, hugging a loved one, or posting a note to make someone smile. This well-meaning book will uplift any reader searching for daily inspirations. (BookLife)
Reviewed on: 12/11/2017
Release date: 10/01/2016
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