Review: With Fear and Trembling by Grace A. Johnson

Thirty daily devotions to inspire you to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling!

“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” – Philippians 2:12

As Paul commanded the church of Philippi to rely upon the Word of God rather than man’s teachings, to cultivate their own faith rather than sharing in another’s, Grace A. Johnson has written thirty simple but inspirational devotions that are geared to readers of all ages and stages in life. Meant to motivate readers to dig into the Word, prompt them to examine their relationship with God, and encourage them to walk in victory, the devotions include applicable Scripture passages, relatable true stories, and inspirational prayers.

“My prayer is that God will use these devotions to prick your heart, fuel your convictions, and ignite a desire to grow more in your faith and start living according to God’s purpose for your life!” – Grace A. Johnson


My Review

With Fear and Trembling by Grace A. Johnson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 stars

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

When I first heard Grace Johnson was writing a devotional, I was so excited! I love this author’s fervor for speaking the truth and proclaiming the Gospel through all her writings – fiction and nonfiction – so this book promised to be a great read. And I was happily correct!

First off, I really appreciated how challenging each of the devotions were. This wasn’t just some short, feel-good monologue; instead, it’s full of challenging ideas and calls to action. And most importantly, each of the devotions were based on Scripture – lots of Scripture. Definitely a good sign, because the more the Bible that we have, the better! The fact that the author just wrote on whatever verses she felt called to speak on is such a beautiful thing as well. Because of this, each of the topics were quite varied instead of just tending toward one idea.

This book could be read in a month (since there were 30 separate devotions), but I decided to read several of them a day. Well, long story short, I ended up reading almost all of the devotions in about an hour. Grace’s writing style is very engaging and down to earth, which made it super easy to read.

I will say there were a few theological things I didn’t completely agree with (or would need more clarification from the author), but overall, this was a very compelling, quick devotional read!

Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher/author. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


About the Author

Grace A. Johnson is a teenage Christian fiction authoress, book reviewer, and avid reader. She lives in beautiful (but humid) South Georgia, surrounded by farmland and forestry, with her parents and six younger siblings. She has written four novels, three of which are published, and a smattering of short stories and novellas, which you can find on Amazon. She’s also a homeschooler who loves learning about history, linguistics, art, and the world around her. You can find her on Goodreads, Pinterest, BookBub, or blogging on her website at www.graceajohnson.com. Join her for a virtual cup of tea and a free sneak peek when you sign up for her e-newsletter.

9 thoughts on “Review: With Fear and Trembling by Grace A. Johnson

  1. You read the almost whole devotional in an HOUR? Dang, girl!!! I am SOO glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for reading and reviewing it!!! 😀

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