Jesus Speaking

Daily Encouragement from His Words

Non-Fiction - Religion/Philosophy
713 Pages
Reviewed on 02/08/2022
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Author Biography

Mike is an award winning author who loves writing inspirational, memorable, and life changing words.

His latest book, Jesus Speaking has already won several gold medals from such prestigious literary awards organizations such as Book Excellence, Eric Hoffer Book Awards, International Book Awards, Indie Book Awards, National Indie Book Awards and several others.

Jesus Speaking: Daily Encouragement from His Words, is poised to become an instant favorite among readers. With endorsements from such influential people as Sam Rodriguez, Miles McPherson, Skip Heitzig, Aaron Shust, Chris Broussard, Shane Pruitt and others, it is clear, Jesus Speaking resonates with everyone who reads it.

Having published two non-fiction books (Discovering Gods Will for Your Life, God Everyday: 365 Life Application Devotions), Mike has also written the end times thriller, "The Armageddon Initiative." The "The Armageddon Initiative" is the first book in the Jack Bishop Series and Mike has already working on book two in this trilogy, "The Vatican Cipher."

Another book by Mike is, “Beyond the Gang” which is an amazing story of redemption and hope based on the life of former gang member Gabriel Nieves.

Mike lives in Southern California with his wife Colette and Beagle named Cinnamon. In Mike's spare time he enjoys surfing, traveling and experiencing different cultures and cuisines, playing guitar, reading, and going for walks with Cinnamon.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite

Jesus Speaking: Daily Encouragement from His Words by Mike Lutz is a Christian devotional guide for those who are looking for something heartier than the standard daily fare within the same genre. Broken down into each day of the year by date, Lutz provides a piece of scripture to start the section off. This is followed by an anecdote, an explanation, a worldly quote, further scripture, or any number of creative ways Lutz employs to give context to the scripture so a reader can easily connect to its importance in our lives. This continues with deeper probing, reflection, and thoughtful consideration in a second paragraph, and then a prayer to solidify the message within the heart and, most importantly, before God. Finally, a brief affirmation to easily carry throughout the day is provided in a succinct closing.

I'm no stranger to daily devotionals so when I came across Jesus Speaking by Mike Lutz and its promise to dig deeper, I admit that I had a whisper of doubt. Those were quickly allayed almost as soon as I cracked this wonderfully detailed tome open. It does go beyond the generally accepted format of a scripture, some brief context, a prayer, and then a full page of blank lines for note-taking. Lutz delivers on every single page without padding and the length of the devotional is content-rich in its entirety. My favorites are April 6, Tiny But Mighty, which uses Mark 4:30–32 to reaffirm that small beginnings still have a big impact. October 16, Just Do It, and its homing in on John 13:17 to remind us that we cannot just talk the talk—we've got some real walking to do also. This is a wonderful devotional and I honestly would find it difficult to go back to the lighter books I relied on in the past. Very highly recommended.