52 Weeks is inherently uplifting. From the first words, the author’s warmth permeates the text, which is conversational and inviting.
Numerous devotional books on the market now give a daily passage of scripture for meditation. These are essential for spiritual growth and scripture memorization, and they provide light on a troublesome aspect of one’s life. However, in these books, many issues need to be addressed coherently. This includes those that cannot be resolved in a single day of reflection or contemplation, which requires more divine assistance.
52 Weeks by Oscar Johnson provides seven consecutive days of scripture for meditation. Spending so much time asking for the Lord’s assistance in a challenging area will bring spiritual assistance. This will bring a deeper awareness of how the Lord is there to provide assistance.
Oscar Johnson conveys the verse and the contemplation behind it in such exquisite detail that it makes it easier to comprehend. However, 52 Weeks is never solemn, even while addressing life’s certain unpleasant or painful realities. The book’s strength resides in its ability to inspire hope and optimism while improving one’s individuality. Moreover, it reminds us that we are in the midst of a work-in-progress and that, if we allow it, hope and fortitude may be in motion.
About the Author
Oscar Johnson was born into a mixed marriage. His father was African American, and his mother was Japanese. He was raised Buddhist but soon became a ward of the court as his mother was deported. He was placed in multiple foster homes before being placed in a Catholic Boy’s Home, and then he was indoctrinated into the Catholic faith.
During the Vietnam War, he met a Christian named Mark Stefano at church services at the same Air Force post. He led him to be born again. At the time, he was a devout Christian, but he abandoned his faith after the war and lived in sin for 40 years. He became an Orthopedic Physician Assistant. He has degrees in Anatomy, Physician Assistant Studies, Orthopedic Surgery, and Bioethics. His emphasis was on Pain Management.