This is a beautiful gift book, currently being sold on Guideposts website. It is written by Rick Hamlin, an editor at Guideposts. He lives in New York City In Manhattan and interweaves his life with the interestingness of living in New York City. His wife, 2 sons and him live in a apartment building; 500 units coop that share the same laundry room. Only you buy these apartments and I am sure at a premium price. He sees the goodness of the people in New York, And this has a year's devotions with a Bible text and short, and I do mean short story.I could not put it down till I finished reading it. Rick is a very gifted writer and I must say New York City and the Bible interwoven were quite interesting. I loved his descriptions. He described in a short paragraph an old house his friends bought and it was so rundown I doubt that anyone would have bought it except in New York City. His descriptions are short and concise.He is an excellent writer. I also found it interesting how the New York folks regardless of race and /or religion work together to help one another.This is a 10++++ book.