Streams in the Desert
365 Daily Devotional Readings
L.B. Cowman’s classic devotional book still sustains and reassures us through many of life’s dry and desolate places. Now in a beautiful Rich Italian Duo-Tone binding of imitation leather. Updated edition, in today’s English. Scriptures in NIV.
Streams in the Desert is a warm and potent collection of meditations, Christian writings, and Scripture, and remains one of the most beloved devotionals of all time. This updated edition, however, offers even more, including Scripture, Subject, and Contributors Indexes.
Author L. B. Cowman thoughtfully and prayerfully chose the Scripture and penned or selected the meditations she knew would provide wisdom, encouragement, and inspiration to weary desert travelers. Her words are still relevant in today’s world, for anyone who is thirsting for reassurance and guidance from the Word of God.
In this updated edition, however, editor Jim Reimann lovingly combines contemporary wording and NIV text to help introduce a whole new generation of believers to Cowman’s messages.
Easy-to-read yet true to the essence of the original, this Streams in the Desert offers a refreshing daily dip into God’s purpose, plan, and enduring promise.
About the Author
Lettie Burd Cowman (March 3, 1870 – April 17, 1960), also known as L.B. Cowman, was an American writer and author devotional books, choosing to publish her books typically under the author name Mrs. Charles E. Cowman. She was also one of the cofounders of the Oriental Missionary Society, later known simply as OMS International, and eventually One Mission Society. Her two best-known works were Streams in the Desert and Springs in the Valley.
She served with her husband in Japan as a missionary until his illness forced the couple to return to the United States.
If modern devotional writings leave you empty and seem to lack something, we have numerous other classic devotionals from previous eras, including for instance:
- Morning and Evening, Charles H. Spurgeon
- Cheque Book of the Bank of Faith, also Charles H. Spurgeon
- Voices from the Past, various Puritan authors
- Psalm 119, Charles Bridges
- Flowers from a Puritan’s Garden, a Thomas Manton collection gathered by Spurgeon
- Heavenly Springs, Andrew Bonar
- The Valley of Vision, various Puritan authors
- A Journey Toward Heaven, Jonathan Edwards
- Heart Aflame, John Calvin
- Morning Exercises for Everyday in the Year, William Jay