Pierced by the Word
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart - Hebrews 4.12.
John Piper uses this verse for the title of his little book, Pierced by the Word, a book of 31 meditations and spends one of the meditations looking at this verse. The other thirty range from being meditations and thoughts on various verses to topical thoughts from God is the Gospel to How to be a Refuge to Your Children to How to Glorify God by drinking OJ.
Each meditation is very short and yet quite poignant. What I like about this little devotional is that Dr. Piper always brings the topic back to God. In every meditation, the main subject is God.
This book helps the reader look deeper into the Scripture and, hopefully, become transformed by it.