100 Days With Jesus by Diann Cotton really is a beautiful little book. It is a series of 100 daily devotions entirely centered around the names of Jesus as written in the Scriptures.
The idea of the book is that each day you focus on one name given to Christ, understand what that word or name means, and then read a short devotion that helps you connect to Jesus in a very specific way based on the meaning of that name.
Every devotion presents the gospel; every devotion focuses specifically on what the Word says about Jesus; every devotion recognizes our unworthiness and His Worthiness and the Mystery that is our salvation. The devotional entries are very personal, as if you, yourself were saying them out loud, and I would use this book in precisely that way! I would, quite literally, read the entire devotion out loud as a statement or prayer directly to Christ, praying, in part, the Father’s Words right back to Him. Understand that this is NOT a reconfiguration of the Scriptures as if God is talking to you (you may know what book I’m thinking of). No… you are praying to Him! For example, “Jesus, HOLY AND RIGHTEOUS ONE! You are exalted, divine, and worthy of complete devotion! You are completely without guilt or sin – honest, honorable, just and upright! Jesus, You who are perfect in every way, were betrayed and denied before Pontius Pilate. They set free a murderer and you died in his place. You who were the HOLY AND RIGHTEOUS ONE, were raised from the dead! Jesus, I often don’t see you for who you really are – I deny you like they did. I think you are small and incapable, when you are really exalted and perfect, true and upright. You have power over death… You are worthy of my complete devotion. I worship you today as the HOLY AND RIGHTEOUS ONE!!”
This book is solid. But beyond that, it is a beautiful presentation as a hardcover book with gold embossing on the front. The pages are heavy duty glossy paper. The right-hand page presents the day’s devotion, and the left-hand page shows a beautiful photo of something in His creation that just helps you to further connect with and adore your Redeemer. 100 Days With Jesus is a keeper… I will use it again and again and could not recommend it more highly!