Turbulence (the book)

My latest book of devotionals is now here! It’s called Turbulence – Devotionals to steady you through the storms of life.

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But what is it about?

Life is full of turbulence. You’ve probably been through a storm, are in a storm, or are one phone call away from a storm. We all know it’s true. Like the abrupt, knock-you-around blasts of air that seem to randomly attack airplanes, life includes trials, troubles and tribulations which can shake you up and threaten your stability, or even your sanity.

It is published by Thicket Books.

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To read the full Forward with more background about why I chose the theme of turbulence, the devotionals themselves, and my list of thank-yous, click here.

Where to buy it

Paperback editions:

Chapters / Indigo

E-Book (Kindle edition) through Amazon

Apple Books

Kobo Edition


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Endorsements for The Up Devotional

“It only takes just a little bit of light, or truth, or good wisdom to get my day going in the right direction. I find it in the Word. And I also find it in devotionals like Up! Matthew’s daily flashes of hope and inspiration open my eyes a bit more to the most important things, and help set my heart on True North. I’m thankful for his calling, and the impact it has on me and countless others.”
-Brett Beavers, Hit Songwriter and Grammy-nominated record producer (Dierks Bentley, Dustin Lynch)

“Matthew’s voice is one of the bright and encouraging ones in the Canadian church today. I’m one of the many who are grateful for him. I think you’ll find him as encouraging as I do.”
-Carey Nieuwhof, Author and Founding Pastor, Connexus Church, Barrie, Ontario

“Espresso for the soul.” That how I think of “Up” Devos. Matthew Ruttan packs a lot of spiritual wisdom into a few words. Always biblical, thoughtful, understandable, and on point.”
-John A. Vissers, Principal and Professor of Historical Theology, Knox College, Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto.

“I’ve really been enjoying starting my morning off with a coffee and The Up Devotional to help set my heart and mind right for the day ahead. The Up Devo is spiritual nourishment, grounded in Bible-based truth and encouragement. Highly recommend.”
-Jason Blaine, Canadian county singer and songwriter

“Up! is a spark of scripture, applied to life, to launch you into your day. It takes and applies God’s word to encourage, challenge, and inspire.”
-Dr. Brian Irwin, Associate Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures, Knox College, Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto

“In a world where days can become so easily lost in hustle and hype, The Up Devotional is the perfect bite sized Faith reality to kick start my mind and day in the right direction.”
-Rusty Gaston, Music Industry Executive