Born in North Carolina in 1923, Hal M. Helms graduated from Furman University and earned an M. Div. from Hartford Seminary. He served five congregations and then in 1974 became chaplain at the Community of Jesus, an ecumenical Christian Community on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Rev. Helms mildly modernized a number of classics, including The Pilgrim's Progress, The Imitation of Christ, and The Confessions of St. Augustine and wrote several devotional books. He died in 1997. "
One entry per page, but these are not page-long-reflections. The daily entries consist of a scriptural verse and a short paragraph, written as a first-person message of God. The style is reminiscent of Sarah Young's more recent Jesus Calling devotionals. Because these are short, each page is mostly blank, leaving lots of room for journaling and personal reflections. The first-person style is because these entries were originally from Helms's own private prayer life answers he received from God and recorded in his personal journals. Because of the first-personal divine message style, the entries have the feel of personal encounter with God (again, similar to Sarah Young's devotional). The brevity of each entry means you can read in a moment, or you could slowdown and contemplate the breadth, height, width and depth of the Love of God and his purpose for your life. James Matichuk "