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Streams in the Desert for Graduates: 366 Daily Devotional Readings


5th April 2013 Christian Books 13 Comments

For years, the beloved classic devotional Streams in the Desert has sustained and replenished God’s weary desert travelers. Now, bursting forth like a sparkling clear river of wisdom, encouragement, and inspiration, this updated edition of Streams in the Desert promises to revive and refresh today’s generation of faithful sojourners, providing daily Scripture passages from the popular New International Version and modern, easy-to-understand language that beautifully captures the timeless essence of the original devotional. Now in mass market size, Streams in the Desert comes with two different cover designs. One is ideal for giving to graduates. Both pack away easily for traveling, hiking, hospital visits, or any situation where convenience counts.

‘Fresh water from a time-tested fountainhead of faith’ — Gary Smalley <br><br>

Streams in the Desert for Graduates: 366 Daily Devotional Readings










  • 13 responses to "Streams in the Desert for Graduates: 366 Daily Devotional Readings"

  • Jason Putorti
    4:31 on April 5th, 2013
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    This is one devotional you must have as you journey through life. Mrs Charles Cowman reminds the faithful follower of Christ that storms and trials that beset one actually come to make one more like Jesus.
    In it there is refreshment for the soul who cannot seem to see the light at the end of the tunnel, as well as encouragement that the Master has it all planned out for His Glory.
    Above all else it tells the age old story – trials are not new, only recycled and are common to man.
    In this devotional, each new passage gives one testimony that cheers the soul, that all is well, that all will be well.

  • Marlena Heikes
    5:32 on April 5th, 2013
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    No matter what’s going on, this devotional seems to fit every day. Its a great way to start the day with the line (or two) of scripture and then short readings after but not too long where you feel you have to spend a long amount of time. Just perfect to spur the thoughts and prayers for throughout the day and for a continued growth in Christ.

  • Daniel M Schmidt
    10:43 on April 5th, 2013
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    I don’t have alot of time in the day to just sit down and read something…but this is something that I hope will be passed down generation to generation as a “treasure”. I do have a couple of minutes each morning to read a quick uplifting thought to keep my spirit happy for the day and give me something to think about…and hopefully pass on to others. This book should be a staple in every home.

  • EfferTheMan
    12:05 on April 5th, 2013
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    A wonderful purchase that not only will I enjoy but so will my children and grandchildren

  • Kanisha Grodi
    13:38 on April 5th, 2013
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    I look at Good Morning America and Robin Roberts recommended this book as one of her favorite things. She told the story about her grandmother and value the book had on her life. I decided to purchase this book in order to have something too pass on to my kids/grandkids. I read this book everyday and truly enjoy it.

  • eric susch
    19:02 on April 5th, 2013
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    I think this is very inspirational. It gives one a great start to their day and makes life much easier if following the text.

  • Ricktron
    21:08 on April 5th, 2013
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    I bought this book a little late in the year but it didn’t take me long to catch up on the days I had missed. I can’t wait for each morning to read that day’s message. I originally bought this book several weeks back, but my 13 year old daughter “borrowed” it from me before I had a chance to start reading it. I immediately bought another one and now she and I read the devotions seperately but it sparks conversation that she and I can discuss together. It’s an incredible book for me and my teenage daughter!

  • David Crais
    9:51 on April 6th, 2013
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    As a desert dweller, I know how important water is. Here, we never travel without a bottle of water, even to the grocery store. Christ said He came to give us living water–that is what this book does. It quenches the thirst of the soul–that inward longing we all have for more than what can be found in our material lives.
    Over the years, I have read many daily devotionals. Streams in the Desert is without a doubt the most unique, and the most encouraging. First published in 1925, this book is a fountain of wisdom and encouragement. While the language might seem a bit old-fashioned to some, it is not a deterrent to the subject matter. The book is Bible-based, and quotes are from individuals, sermons, poems, stories, hymns, and of course, the Bible itself.
    All of us deal with hardship in our lives–for me it is cancer. I use this book in tandem with my daily Bible reading and prayer.
    Streams in the Desert comforts; it speaks to suffering, encourages faith, and would be an excellent gift for anyone who is going through difficult times.
    Or for anyone who is thirsty for that living water.

  • illionaire
    13:52 on April 6th, 2013
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    The Bible is my #1 book. Created To Be His Helpmeet is my #2 book (if you are going to get married or in a marriage and need a little “help”.) And Mrs. Cowman’s Streams in the Desert is my #3 book in the world. I am 42 and I LOVE to read!!! (But I love the Lord more, so it’s gotta be Godly!!!) I’ve read hundreds and hundreds of books, if not thousands (Grace Livingston Hill is my fav. “fun” author.) and this book has been a MAJOR BLESSING to me!!! (A “paradigm-shifter”, if you will!) This hardback version is not the type of devotional that provide lines to write your own stuff in, but you just read it, one per day if you like, but I read sporadically, like every other day on average, but I’ll read 2 or 3 or 4 per day. Mrs. Cowman has given me SOOO MANY golden nuggets to live my life in a Godly manner! Like for instance “Many people…are forever worrying about difficulties they forsee in the future. They expect that God is going to make the way plain and open before them, miles and miles ahead; whereas He has promised to do it only step by step as they may need.” (p. 14) Or this: “When the suffering soul reaches a calm, sweet carelessness, when it can inwardly smile at its own suffering, and does not even ask God to deliver it from suffering, then it has wrought its blessed ministry….oh the blessedness of being absolutely conquered! Of losing our own strength and wisdom, and plans, and desires, and being where every atom of our nature is like placid Galilee under the omnipotent feet of our [Lord] Jesus.” (p. 271) If you liked that, you’ll like this book. And after reading the first 250 p. of this book, I have come to the point where I agree!!! I have given 6 away so far, and the Lord has put it on my heart to make it sort of a ministry and to give it to more people. God bless you! D in CO

  • Alina Cochron
    15:53 on April 6th, 2013
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    I don’t know what it is about this book in particular, but God has really spoken to me through this book in amazing ways. I will be in a pretty bad way, and then I’ll read the devotion for the day, and it seems like it was written just for me at that time. It’s amazing, and it’s happened so many times in the past few months that it’s truly amazing. God has really blessed me through this book, and I cannot help but think God’s hand was greatly in the making of it. It helps to show us who God is by teaching time-tested truths to a tired tribe of sojourners. It comes to us in our weakness and tells us why we need to keep on believing, keep on trusting, keep on hoping, and keep on loving. I hope you will pick up a copy and read it for yourself. It may take a year to read, but I think it’ll be a year well spent.

  • Oh good
    17:29 on April 6th, 2013
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    Upon first receiving the contempory classsic hard back “Streams in the Desert” and reading the first few pages, I knew that it would be a treasure for a long, long time to come. As suggested by ABC’s Robin Roberts on Good Morning America it is truly a keep sake. “Streams in the Desert” is a daily devotional that inspires, encourages and enable you to positively face the day. Truly and inspiration.

  • AO lmnop
    23:02 on April 6th, 2013
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    I too, like other reviewers was introduced to this book by Robin Roberts of Good Morning America. I have read this book since 2007 and each year there is always a new lesson learned. I love the fact that this book pulls excerpts from Christian Giants of the past and “morphs” them into modern day teachings. This book is extremely needed, extremely uplifting, and makes you as the reader feel beloved by Christ.

  • it's like this
    12:03 on April 7th, 2013
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    STREAMS IN THE DESERT IS A CLASSIC . IT IS A BALANCED ASSESSMENT OF LIFE’S CIRCUMSTANCES . IT EXPLORES AND TEACHES US HOW TO IMBIBE IN LIFE’S SEEMINGLY BITTER CIRCUMSTANCES AND HOW TO FIND BEAUTY IN THE ASHES OF LIFE. I HAVE READ THROUGH THIS ENRICHING DEVOTIONAL FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND IT MINISTERS TO ME YEAR AFTER YEAR.

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