"The small size of Treasured - A 30-Day Devotional Journey
is misleading. Author Deb Burma makes every word count; each devotion is packed with thought, encouragement, and inspiration. The format of the book means I can stick one in my purse or work bag and quickly read a devotion any time I have a few minutes—although I will also want to take time to really meditate on the messages later.
The theme of Treasured is that God values each of us beyond what we can imagine. Burma reminds us that God sees us as precious and priceless; He sought us and claims us to be His own in Christ. During our faith lives we are being transformed in Christ as coal is transformed into a diamond. Throughout Treasured, Burma compares our lives to diamonds; she relates the formation of a diamond (requiring time, pressure, and heat) to the transformation of our lives. The qualities of a diamond (cut, color, carat, and clarity) describe how Christ takes us from rough and uncut to a gem who carries out His mission. Other devotions include A Girl’s Best Friend, A New Setting, and Precious in His Sight. Liberal references to Bible verses enhance the message, as do Burma’s personal stories. The devotions always point readers to God and His Word, and each one ends with a prayer.
Do you need an idea for your next woman’s retreat? Burma has created complete retreat kits on CD-ROM
. The CD-ROM contains a very detailed planning guide, handouts for participants and PowerPoint presentations. Everything you need to plan and host a retreat is included!"
-Shelly Burke, Editor Nebraska Family Times Newspaper
have both blessed me so much. They speak the truth of God in ways that makes me feel like God so personally loves ME & is guiding MY life. Deb is so right-on theologically but also presents the material in such a way that is so warm, loving, & motivating. The themes and examples she uses are so down-to-earth & practical that every women can relate. They are intense, but fun, too!! I have brought a variety of friends to these retreats & they have all walked away raving! Deb is a master at putting on retreats, so I think the retreat kit materials
will make it easy & doable for anyone to put on a retreat."
-Karen S. in Wisconsin