"... preparation will regularly kidnap their devotional time."Whoa. Absolutely guilty here. I have even purposely done that.
My excuse has usually come in the form of understanding that a Pastor's preaching should flow from their devotional time. I don't necessarily think that my devotions should stand as a completely seperate entity, but I will quite often feel that I've spent some personal time with my creator if I have been studying for a sermon. Quite frankly, it is not the same thing.
I only have the audio version right now, through Christian Audio's wonderful reviewer's program. I think that I am going to have to purchase the book in print or for my Kindle.