Five Minutes with the Master

Five Minutes with the Master by R.E.O. White.  Published by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 1966.

R.E.O. White, a Schottish Baptist minister and lecturer, widely known for his devotional studies has penned another.  His previous works included Beneath the Cross of Jesus; The Stranger of Galilee; and The Upward Calling.

This little book is meant to be “A year’s meditation in the company of Christ.” Five Minutes with the Master is, therefore, divided into fifty-two weeks with seven meditations per week. Although White’s style is pithy, it is lucid and simple, and although his language is modern, he calls on men from almost every age to speak for him.  Here are just a few: Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953); Edward Dowden (1843-1913); Francis Thompson (1859-1907); Charles Wesley (1707-1788); Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682); and George Herbert (1593-1633).  He gleans from a wide variety of writers and thinkers, but his best gleanings are from God’s precious Word.  For this reason this book is highly recommended for young people.  God forbid, however, that only five minutes a day is spent reading and studying God’s Word!