Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Dwelling Places by Lucinda McDowell

Dwelling Places
Dwelling Places: Words to Live in Every Season (Abingdon, June 2016)
Do you long for serenity and refuge, peace and hope? Are you seeking a deeper spiritual life through a closer relationship with God?
If you’re tired of dwelling in busyness and noise, then perhaps one word a day can change your life. Award-winning author Lucinda Secrest McDowell knows that if you spend time each day turning to God’s Word for wisdom and guidance, your faith can flourish and grow.
Through short and inspiring readings, McDowell unpacks a single word—such as mercy, beauty, gratitude, or grace—to reveal a biblical blessing or challenge relevant to where you are. Full of stories and illustrations to empower you to live the word you have just read, each devotional ends with a benediction, written as if God were speaking directly to you.
These “dwelling places” that offer the joy of God’s promise and presence cover four seasons: fall, Advent, Lent, and summer. Whether in the midst of busy holiday schedules, holy days, ordinary moments, or changing seasons, a deeper faith can be as simple as a single word.
My opinion: This book is like a balm for the soul, a soothing, gentle book that is a wonderful. Filled with gentle encouragement that is short and sweet  and to the point this book is an excellent devotion book one of the best I have come across. I loved how the author bought together scriptures, ideas and inspiration into such a neat little package. This book would make a great gift or is one that you can go over and over again. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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