Title: In the Footprints of the Lamb
Author: George Steinberger
Major Themes: Devotionals
Synopsis: A devotional encouraging us to walk in the footprints of our Savior.
Years ago, I happened to hear a mention of In the Footprints of the Lamb in a newsletter my family gets. I was intrigued by the devotional, and after reading a few sections in the first chapter, I decided to buy my own copy. But as things go, I never actually made a point of finishing the book until quite a while later.
Steinberger shares some very practical things in this devotional. He also is a deep thinker, so many of the things he speaks about are ones I need to go over several times to really understand what he’s getting at. But what I loved most was his focus on Jesus. When we speak of “in the footprints”, he is very literal about it—Jesus suffered, therefore we accept suffering with joy. Jesus loved, therefore we love. We have no other option.
There are many things in In the Footprints of the Lamb that I feel like I have yet to grasp. I’m looking forward to re-reading it, because the teaching and encouragement are very good, and I appreciate being reminded of just Who Jesus is and what He has done for us. Often, with life’s many stresses, changes, and challenges, we can lose sight of the beauty in our Savior and His work, and this book brought that back home for me. Highly recommended—it’s not a long read, although it took me quite a few sittings because it’s so deep. If you can find your own copy of this classic, get it—it’s a good one to have on your shelf.
Reading Independently—Ages 12 – 15, 15 and Above, Adults