Allison Allen is a Revell author who is noted for her ability to explore themes of purpose, value, and identity in original and unexpected ways. This is exactly what I discovered as I read her newest book, entitled “Thirsty for More: Discovering God’s Unexpected Blessings in a Desert Season”. If you’ve ever felt like you are experiencing a dry season where God feels distant and far away, or if you are currently going through a desert time right now, this is the book for you… Continue reading
Lysa TerKeurst’s beautiful new devotional from Thomas Nelson Publishers will take your breath away. This precious book is entitled “Embraced: 100 Devotions to Know God Is Holding You Close”, and is exquisite not only in design, but also in content. Lysa’s words are heartfelt and compassionate as she guides her readers like a beloved friend who truly understands the heartaches of life. Continue reading
While prayer is something we are all familiar with, I believe if we are honest with ourselves it is also something we often struggle with. A new book from Moody Publishers addresses this topic directly with a book by Bill Thrasher, entitled “A Journey to Victorious Praying: Finding Discipline and Delight in Your Prayer Life”. This book is for you “If you’ve ever felt too busy, confused, or unmotivated to pray”.
This little book makes an excellent month-long daily devotional because the content is divided into short chapters that are packed with advice, stories, insights, questions for thought and journaling, key Scripture verses, and more. Continue reading
“If life doesn’t look like you thought it might… If you’re walking through a season of uncertainty, of waiting, of idling in ‘the meantime’, this book if for you.” Mandy Hale, New York Times bestselling author, shares these words on the back cover of her sweet new volume entitled “Beautiful Uncertainty: Singleness, Surrender, and Stepping Out on Faith”. Published by Thomas Nelson in the first part of 2016, Mandy’s heartfelt words are certain to touch the hearts of many women who are experiencing uncertainty in their own lives. They certainly touched mine. Continue reading
I have found a treasure, and a new friend. The treasure is a book with the unusual title of I Was Blind (Dating), But Now I See, and the friend is a woman named Stephanie Rische, the book’s author. This oh-so-wise, sweetly endearing little volume was published by Tyndale Momentum in January of 2016. What exactly is it about, you ask? I’ll let Stephanie, gifted storyteller that she is, explain:
“This is the story of how I tried really hard to find someone to fall in love with and get him to fall in love with me back—but how I mostly just ended up falling flat on my face. It’s also the story of the unexpected ways God showed up when I finally admitted I couldn’t pull myself up on my own… [A]lthough my story and my blind date adventures may be different from yours, my hope is that as you walk with me through these pages, you too will catch a glimpse of the one whose grace is enough to catch you when you stumble and whose love is deeper than you can fathom.” (pages xvii-xix) Continue reading