I am generally not a fan of devotionals, but in this very hard season of our lives my normal things weren’t working, and I felt I needed something to ground me. Well, Nailed It! 365 Sarcastic Devotions for Angry Or Worn-Out Christians by Anne Kennedy is absolutely sensational.
It’s a super short reading each day – even my grief-addled brain can handle it. There’s no fluff here, no earnestness or cliches, but neither irreverence. It’s surprising in a good way, not just because of the tone, but also the content. It brings out aspects of the text, and OT connections to Jesus, that have not occurred to me before.
I love that I don’t have to work hard to make this devotional work for me. It is fresh and comforting and challenging and poignant all on its own. It treats me gently, but still manages even to do rebuke. It’s like the tenderness of Christ in a book.
I’m 20% of the way through. I might write a longer review when I’ve done the full 365.
Tamie Davis is an Aussie living in Tanzania, writing at meetjesusatuni.com.