God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Blessings for the Morning

I am pleased to be a book reviewer for Bethany House.  Each month I am sent a list of books that have recently been released.  I choose a book from this list & am provided with a free copy.  In return I promise to read the book & give it an honest review.

The book I am reviewing this month is Blessings for the Morning - Prayerful Encouragement to Begin Your Day by Susie Larson.  I chose this book because I enjoy good devotionals.  

Each reading offers a Bible verse along with Ms. Larson's thought-provoking words.  Nothing in this world ... nothing ... means more to me than when someone tells me "I will pray for you."  And when someone writes me a letter or an email & includes a prayer for me within it, I feel as if I have received a precious gift.  Ms. Larson's words are exactly like receiving that sort of letter or email from a friend.  She reminds you of God's love for you ... His mercy & kindness & forgiveness.  She blesses & encourages you in Christ.  

Each reading is short ... less than 100 words, I'd gather, not counting the Bible verse ... but don't let the brevity fool you.  Each reading is meaningful & touches your heart.

I highly recommend this devotional.  In fact, I feel it is such a blessing that I am going to purchase one & offer it to one of my followers as a gift.  If you would like a chance to receive it, all you have to do is (A) be a follower of my blog as of the publishing of this post, & (B) leave a comment stating you would like to be included in the drawing.  US followers only, I'm afraid.  The high cost of postage prohibits me from sending the book to another country   : (   I will draw a name one week from today, Tuesday, March 31st & will notify you at that time.                   


Angela CG said...

You are such a blessing to your blog followers. Thank you for thinking of us to offer this wonderful sounding book. Please include me in the drawing.

CalamityJr said...

That book sounds wonderful, Shirley. Thank you for wanting to share Ms. Larson's blessings; please include me in the drawing.

Maureen said...

Shirlee, I would love a chance to win this book. It sounds like one I would be able to put to good use!Thank you :)

Carolyn said...

Please include me in your drawing--I don't have a blog but count yours among my favorites!

Blessings in the Country said...

This sounds like a great devotional book, I am adding it to my wishlist.

BTW, Shirlee, your blog is so beautiful, and I love the header image.

Blessings, Jessica

Blessings in the Country said...

Oh and yes, I would like a chance to win a copy of the book! So sweet of you to purchase a copy to give away.

Blessings, Jessica

Justine said...

Thank you for recommending this book. It sounds wonderful. I am in the UK so won't enter the drawing but it's very kind of you to offer it.

Marsha said...

That header is gorgeous for spring. I would like a chance. I like to read the Upper Room every day.

Kaisievic said...

Hi Shirlee, that devotional sounds like a perfect way to start the day. I am trying to be more mindful in my day at the moment. I have had a lot of family stress this year and work is very busy, so I am trying to be calmer. So kind of you to offer it as a gift to others, but so typical of you - a wonderful, generous friend.
hugs, Kaye

gracie said...

My heart is aching for you. She will always be in your heart.....

Julie said...

A lovely gift this Easter time, good luck to all your local ladies in the drawing.