Dr. Sam Storms has just accepted a call as pastor of Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City. He’s also taught at Wheaton, spoken at numerous conferences including several Desiring God ones, and written a number of books. His teaching ministry is Enjoying God Ministries, and their website is a great resource. Storms is a great example of a serious scholar with serious passion for Jesus-I recommend anything with his name on it.
He’s recently begun publishing some devotional books with short meditations on Scripture. The first is The Hope of Glory: 100 Daily Meditations on Colossians. (He has a similar volume, To the One who Conquers, on the letters in Revelation, and forthcoming ones on Psalms and 1 Corinthians.)
Many devotional books are long on fluff and short on Scripture, using a verse or two as a springboard for a fairly generic positive thought to start the day. That is most decidedly not the case with Storms’ book on Colossians. These are content-rich, Scripture-grounded, heart-reaching meditations that will challenge you to think about the implications of the text for your doctrine and life. Each chapter is about 4 pages, with good explanation and application of a verse or two. Storms’ passion for God and his careful handling of the text work together to create what is basically a devotional commentary on Colossians, which is an overlooked but powerful book.
This book-and the others in the series as they are published-would be a great resource to guide you in personal devotions, and a great addition to the family library.