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Designed for each school day in the student year, these light-hearted and insightful devotions offer lessons from the Master Teacher and a challenge to apply these lessons in real-life situations that confront educators in today’s classrooms.

This inspirational new book offers teachers:

  • A devotion for each day of the student school year, complete with vignette, recommended scripture, focus on a specific aspect of Jesus’ teaching model, application of the scripture lesson, and a suggested prayer with challenge/focus.
  • Relevant stories that cover modern issues that concern teachers in the public school and inner city setting, including poverty, single parent families, overcrowding, and weapon use
  • Reassurance of God’s presence in the teacher’s life and classroom

Makes the perfect gift for the Christian teacher in your life!

Editorial Reviews:

"Author Susan O’Carroll Drake is a veteran teacher from an inner-city school. In the devotional thoughts collected in this book, she shares with candor and humor her own challenges, the challenges of her students, and how her morning meetings with the Master Teacher sustained her in the teaching ministry. In these pages, fellow teachers will find a spirit of compassion, empathy, and encouragement as they carry out their duties, looking to Jesus’ life and teaching for wisdom, understanding, comfort, and hope." —from the Foreword by Tony Campolo, President, Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education (EAPE), Professor Emeritus, Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania

"Teaching is one of the most important career paths imaginable in our society, and yet it is, perhaps, one of the most discouraging due to hassles and lack of recognition. Morning Meetings with Jesus: 180 Devotions for Teachers provides an enormous amount of encouragement and guidance, not only for teachers but for everyone who has a life full of daily challenges. I think the readers will look to each day’s “morning meeting” with anticipation and hope." —Benjamin S. Carson Sr., M.D., Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Professor of Neurological Surgery, Oncology, Plastic Surgery, and Pediatrics

"Morning Meetings with Jesus is like a cool breeze on a hot summer day. Written by one who has walked in your footsteps, this powerful devotional reveals the heart of a fellow teacher who saw the classroom as an opportunity to make an eternal impact on the lives of students. Susan’s honest reflections and practical applications will inspire and encourage you." —Steven C. Babbitt, Director, Publishing Services, Association of Christian Schools International, Colorado Springs, Colorado

"This work is Spirit-inspired and wisdom-based. Each day’s devotion has urged me on in my work. Jesus is the greatest teacher, and we have so much to learn from him. I am so grateful that he is Sue’s inspiration. Many teachers could be helped and encouraged by this book—in parochial, private, and public schools." —Robert Chapman, retired professor of Loyola University

"I’m convinced that our members should all have this book in their hands." —Finn Laursen, Executive Director, Christian Educators Association International,

"Susan O'Carroll Drake's book of devotions offers an excellent resource for renewal and encouragement." —Sara Powell, Baptist Center for Ethics (read the complete review on Ethics


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