United Methodist pastor James C. Howell discusses forty popular Bible verses in a new devotional book from Westminster John Knox Press. In 40 Treasured Bible Verses, Howell provides contexts for the selected verses and draws from a wide range of sources to illuminate their meaning for Christian faith and life today. He encourages, inspires, and motivates his readers to understand the biblical verses in relation to faithful Christian discipleship. 40 Treasured Bible Verses is intended to serve as a companion to Scripture reading and a gift to all Bible readers.

James C. Howell is Pastor of the Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North  Carolina. He is the author of a number of books, including The Will of God: Answering the Hard Questions and The Beatitudes for Today.

40 Treasured Bible Verses is available at 35% discount from www.TheThoughtfulChristian.com.

Praise for 40 Treasured Bible Verses

“James Howell combines the loveliness of a poet with the insights of a theologian and the scholarship of a Bible student. The riches of these devotions should be sipped, not gulped.  Reading this book has reminded me that God is not through with me yet.”
 —F. Belton Joyner Jr., author of United Methodist Questions, United Methodist Answers and Being United Methodist in the Bible Belt
“A wise collection of brief meditations on forty Bible verses we know so well, yet which we may not know so well. Howell is consistently fresh and refreshingly literate, offering a potential resource for preachers and a daily guide for all who would go deeper in Scripture.”
—Michael L. Lindvall, Pastor, Brick Presbyterian Church, New York, New York and author of A Geography of God: Exploring the Christian Journey