This is a review of The Daily Question: My Five-Year Spiritual Journal.
I enjoy a deep dive into reflection. Reflection is a vital part of growth and learning from experiences. After going through the questions that comprise The Daily Question, I have found a tool that will last me for many years.
The concept of this book is relatively simple. Each page is one day on the calendar. Each day has a question for refection (e.g. March 4’s question is, “What truth from God do you need to start believe about yourself?”). And for each question there are blanks to answer for five consecutive years. The point is to do the journal for five years in a row, not just reflecting on your current answer, but also how you have grown and changed since last answering the question.
When I first heard about this book and read through descriptions, I anticipated a bunch of Elizabeth Gilbert style, touchy-feely stuff. This, however, is not the case. The questions at times are kind of whimsical like, “What is something that needs to be invented?” while other questions are more poignant like, “Today was ____?”
I read through each question without thinking too much into them because I wanted to be surprised by the questions when I went through the journal for real; I also read through all the questions because I wanted to decide whether or not I actually wanted to commit the time to reading it. After going through the questions, I can say it definitely is something I want to invest time in.
The Daily Question is a book that on its surface seems like a straightforward concept, but in reality is a lot more complex and will provide a lot more growth for the person who sticks with it faithfully.
I received my copy of this book for free through the Blogging for Books program in exchange for reviewing it. I was not obligated to publish a positive review; the opinions expressed are mine.