Title: Ordinary Graces: Word Gifts For Any Season
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publish Date: October 17, 2017
Source: LitFuse Blog Tours
Rating: 5 stars
About The Book
Everyone loves to receive a gift.
And God has given us many, such as his grace—the gift we don’t deserve and can never earn. Promises from the One who declares we are already loved, already accepted, already created in his image. The question becomes, will we truly receive that gift? Will the reality of it actually change the way we think and notice and reach out?
God’s Word will stand forever, in any season of life. These truths prompt us to respond with compassion and courage.
Through inspiring devotions, Lucinda Secrest McDowell reveals biblical blessings that remind us that: God’s promises give us strength, God’s grace can be most evident at our weakest points, a proper response to our abundance of blessings is simply gratitude, and the “more” we are all looking for is the same abundant life that Jesus came to give us.
Would you like to receive these gifts of ordinary grace? Join Lucinda in focusing on one word a day through devotional readings and short benedictions for any and every season to explore the many facets of Grace, Strength, Gratitude, and Life.
I am a big fan of well thought out, well written daily devotionals by talented authors. Sitting down, and opening up Ms. McDowell’s devotional was a pleasant experience, for sure. Through Ms. McDowell’s work, she shows us that if we just rely on God, if we lean on Him and accept Him, that we will find everyday, ordinary graces in our lives.
This book is 5 star worthy and one that every woman needs sitting on her bedside table. The pages within this book are meant to encourage, strengthen and empower us with God’s unending love. In times of heartache, this book is perfect(I just went through a devastating loss and this book helped me through!). In times of trial, this book is just what you need to read.
I am definitely keeping this book on my table for years to come and will be sharing about it to my friends and family. It’s one that you don’t want to miss and I look forward to another great devotional from this lady’s talented hands! Well done.
*Cafinated Reads received a complimentary copy of this book from LitFuse Blog Tours and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*
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About The Author
Lucinda Secrest McDowell is passionate about embracing life — both through deep soul care from drawing closer to God, as well as living courageously in order to touch a needy world. A storyteller who engages both heart and mind, she offers “Encouraging Words” to all on the journey. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Furman University, Cindy is the author of 13 books, including “Ordinary Graces,” “Dwelling Places,” “Live These Words,” “Refresh!,” “Quilts from Heaven” and “Role of a Lifetime.” Whether co-directing the “reNEW – retreat for New England Writing,” mentoring young moms, or leading a restorative day of prayer, she is energized by investing in people of all ages.
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Are you ready to receive gifts of ordinary grace and abundant life from God and His Word? Join Lucinda in focusing on one word a day through devotional readings and short benedictions in her new book, Ordinary Graces. God has given us many gifts, such as his grace-the gift we don’t deserve and can never earn. Promises from the One who declares we are already loved, already accepted, already created in his image. The question becomes, will we truly receive that gift? Will the reality of it actually change the way we think and notice and reach out?
Celebrate the release of Lucinda’s new book and grace your holiday season with a $75 Etsy gift card giveaway!
One grand prize winner will receive:
- A copy of Ordinary Graces
- A $75 Etsy gift card
- A grace bracelet
- A set of Ordinary Graces greeting cards
Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on November 17. The winner will be announced November 20 on the Litfuse blog.