Book Review by Andre Viljoen
POTATO FAITH FOR EVERY DAY by Angus Buchan
“I really feel that the most important part of a Christian’s life is his quiet time every day with the Lord,” says farmer-evangelist Angus Buchan in the preface to his book of 366 daily devotions. He goes on to say that uninterrupted, daily devotional time with Jesus is essential for fulfilling our calling. He says he hopes that Potato Faith For Every Day will inspire readers to spend daily time with the Lord before they get caught up in the demands of the day.
The structure of the book is simple and user friendly. There is one devotion per page. Each devotion is related to a key passage of scripture. There is a theme for each month. And Angus writes like he preaches: conversationally, from the heart, with conviction, and with a clear call to his audience to trust God in all circumstances.
The monthly themes include the power of the Holy Spirit, proclaiming the Gospel, being strengthened in the presence of God, peace that transcends all understanding, trusting in God’s unfailing love, living by faith, the power of prayer and family values.
The many personal anecdotes from Buchan’s family, farming and ministry experiences provide a fascinating window into a life that has included struggles and tragedy as well as miraculous breakthroughs and spectacular successes. His insights from scripture and other literary sources shed some light on his personal faith journey. And his personal commitment to pursuing intimacy with God as the foundation to all that he does shines through the pages of this book.
For readers who already enjoy starting their day spending time alone with God, Potato Faith For Every Day will be a welcome addition to their quiet time diet. For those who do not yet have regular quiet times, or who find their quiet times more of a chore than a delight, this book may well be just the tonic they need. Although the pages run from January 1 to December 31, there is nothing to stop you from starting from today’s date. Enjoy.
This book can be purchased online.