Book Review: Meditate and Declare by Lynn Dehnke
Meditate and Declare is a book about a method of scriptural meditation and use of declaration along with plenty of examples and ways to put these into practice. The method presented seems to be generally a good way to turn any passage into a meditate and declare experience. There’s a lot of good meaty stuff in here but I would change or at least tweak the way it is presented to make it easier to consume.
The first two chapters seemed like they would have been better with less points but more fleshed out, highlighted, bolded, summarized, something.
The meditation points are actually questions to ask yourself. That’s one helpful way to use it. You could also ask God those same questions.The declarations are biblically based affirmations, worded positively, but not all using exclusively scriptural wording. None of them seemed wrong to me however. I would also ask for God’s help around those meditation questions and declarations and thank Him for answering the prayers or promises before exclusively using them only as affirmations.
This book explores concepts presented in seven of Paul’s letters, some issues addressed being, real relationship with God, Holy Spirit control, full surrender, fruit of the Spirit, armor of God, steadfastness and dying to self.
Do not read this book straight through like a story book. Meditation and going deep takes time. I recommend taking only one of the meditations per day. They are not divided up into daily chunks in the book though, so you would have to do this yourself. This will take over 60 days if you do the recommendation to do one of them for 21 days, otherwise I counted 45 individual meditations, not including the first two separate chapters of reading.
If you like to learn new or deeper ways to meditate or study God’s Word then you will love this book.
To purchase your own copy of this book go here: Meditate & Declare (A Journey with the Apostle Paul)
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