Category Archives: Devotional

21 Days of Grace | Ide

 

Today I am reviewing 21 Days of Grace, a Fiction Lover’s Devotional featuring 21 authors, compiled by Kathy Ide.

Ide has taken twenty-one wonderful stories of grace – and brought them together to inspire and uplift those who read them. I can only imagine how difficult it was for Kathy to choose which stories would be included – and I’m hoping another book will be released sometime in the future.

While it makes a great addition to any personal library, this book can also be used as a devotional, with life applications included with each story. I plan to purchase several copies to give as gifts; the stories would attract believers as well as non-believers, in my opinion, and would be a great witness to all.

The stories are full of goodness, yet can be read in a short amount of time. This would be a great book to begin your day… and since many of the writers are favorites of mine, this is just what I’m planning to do. I can’t think of a better way to start my own day!

21 Days of Grace is a blessing to all who read it!

 

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About the Book

21 Days of Grace
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Book: 21 Days of Grace

Author: Compiled by Kathy Ide

Genre: Devotional

Release Date: March 24, 2015

Love fiction? Looking for a devotional?

Check out 21 DAYS OF GRACE, book one in the Fiction Lover’s Devotional series (published by BroadStreet Publishing Group).

Fictional stories followed by brief life applications written by best-selling Christian novelists and debut authors, including Angela Hunt, Cindy Woodsmall, and Deborah Raney. Great for individual or group study.
 

About the Author

Kathy Ide-rectangle (1)Kathy Ide is the author of Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors and the editor/compiler of the Fiction Lover’s Devotional series. She’s a full-time freelance editor and writing mentor, working with Christian authors of all genres at all levels. She teaches at writers’ conferences across the country and is the director of the SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference and theMount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. She’s a co-owner of the Christian Editor Network LLC and founder of the four divisions that comprise the CEN: Christian Editor Connection,The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network, PENCON, and The PEN Institute. To find out more about Kathy, visit www.KathyIde.com

 

Guest Post from Kathy Ide

I’ve always loved Christian fiction, and I’ve seen the power of fiction to touch hearts and change lives, both firsthand and hearing about the experiences of others. But you know, in my quiet times with the Lord, reading a chapter from a novel just doesn’t seem quite appropriate. So a devotional with short fiction stories seemed like a great solution. And you can take these purse-sized devotionals wherever you go, to read when you have a few minutes of down time. It’s a great way to get “inspiration on the go.” And they make fantastic gifts for friends and loved ones.

 

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March 23: A Reader’s Brain

March 24: ASC Book Reviews

March 24: autism mom

March 24: It’s Storytime with Van Daniker

March 25: Chas Ray’s Book Nerd Corner

March 25: Inklings and notions

March 26: Blossoms and Blessings

March 26: The Power of Words

March 27: Lighthouse Academy

March 27: Because I said so – and other adventures in parenting

March 28: Moments Dipped in Ink

March 28: A Greater Yes

March 28: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations

March 29: Captive Dreams Window

March 29: Donna’s BookShelf

March 29: Southern Chelle

March 30: Pause for Tales

March 30: The Scribbler

March 31: Carpe Diem

March 31: Faithful Acres Body Soul Spirit

April 1: A Baker’s Perspective

April 1: Splashesofjoy

April 2: Christian Bookaholic

April 2: Karen Sue Hadley

April 3: Ashley’s Bookshelf

April 3: Lane Hill House

April 4: Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet

April 4: History, Mystery and Faith

April 5: God is Love

April 5: Reader’s Cozy Corner

April 5: Simple Harvest Reads

 

Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Kathy is giving away:

1st – 4th place winners: A set of all four devotionals in the series.
5th & 6th place winners: An autographed copy of 21 Days of Grace with a novel written by one of the contributing authors!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/b2cd

 

God bless you!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

 

Pocket Prayers for Military Life | Max Lucado

 

Today I am reviewing Pocket Prayers for Military Life  by Max Lucado and Mark Mynheir.


Here is a brief synopsis:

Daily life for those in the military and their loved ones at home can be filled with rapid change, fear, and uncertainty.

For those bravely sacrificing for our country, bestselling author, Max Lucado, offers words of hope, pointing them to the Source of faith and courage.

Pocket Prayers for the Military contains forty scriptures and guided prayers that will help readers face the unique challenges of military life with courage and faith.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Max Lucado writes with humor, compassion, and respect. He speaks of the Bible, the disciples and how they asked Jesus to teach them to pray.

Then Max, with the help of Mark Mynheir, has chosen 40 Bible passages, and written out 40 specific prayers — especially for those who have chosen a military life.

After reading through the prayers and writing my review, I placed this book on my shelf — waiting to see who the Lord wants me to present it to. And there it will stay, until the right person appears.

When I do, I hope these prayers are as special to them — as they are to me.

Happy Reading!

God Bless You!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

Pocket Prayers for Grads | Max Lucado

 


Today I am reviewing Pocket Prayers for Graduates  by Max Lucado and Andrea Lucado.


Here is a brief synopsis:

Graduation is one of life s most exciting milestones.

It can also be a source of uncertainty and anxiety.

What comes after graduation day?

More education? A career? Starting a family?

Often this time in life can bring more questions than answers, but Max Lucado offers hope and direction by pointing to the Answer to all of life s question.

Pocket Prayers for Graduates includes forty scriptures and guided prayers written especially for those considering their futures post-graduation.”

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Max Lucado writes with humor, compassion, and respect.

He speaks of dozing off, his thoughts scattering this way and that. He says he thinks of a thousand things he needs to do, but forgets the one thing he’s trying to do — pray.

He speaks of the Bible, the disciples and how they asked Jesus to teach them to pray.

Then Max, with the help of his daughter, Andrea Lucado, has chosen 40 Bible passages, and written out 40 specific prayers — specificially for those preparing to graduate . . . high school, college, or higher.

They’re written for those who are preparing to face the world!

Graduates, take these prayers with you . . . they will help you through some rough spots, and make the good days seem even better!

Happy Reading!

 

God Bless You!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

 

 

Pocket Prayers for Teachers | Max Lucado

 


Today I am reviewing Pocket Prayers for Teachers  by Max Lucado and Jennifer K. Hale.


Here is a brief synopsis:

All the way from coloring inside the lines to calculus, teachers have given us the tools to thrive.

Where would we be without them?

But a teacher s job is often a difficult one.

Sometimes anxiety and exhaustion become the norm.

For those in need of a little peace and renewal, Max Lucado points to the Teacher who offered just that.

Pocket Prayers for Teachers contains forty scriptures and guided prayers written especially for those special people, who encourage and inspire our students.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Max Lucado writes with humor, compassion, and respect. He speaks of the Bible, the disciples and how they asked Jesus to teach them to pray.

Then Max, with the help of Jennifer K. Hale, has chosen 40 very special Bible passages, and written out 40 specific prayers — especially for teachers.

After reading through the prayers and writing my review, I presented this book to a very special teacher.

I hope these prayers are as special to her — and you — as they are to me.

Happy Reading!

God Bless You!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

Pocket Prayers for Dads | Max Lucado

 

 

Today I am reviewing Pocket Prayers for Dads  by Max Lucado and Mark Mynheir.


Here is a brief synopsis:

Dads wear many hats. From protector to playmate, confidante to counselor.

No matter the role, families rely on dads to lead with strength and faith.

And in Pocket Prayers for Dads, Max Lucado offers forty scriptures and guided prayers that will help dads do just that.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Max Lucado writes with humor, compassion, and respect. He speaks of the Bible, the disciples and how they asked Jesus to teach them to pray.

Max, with Mark Mynheir, has chosen 40 specific Bible passages, and written out 40 specific prayers — especially for Dads.

After reading through the prayers and writing my review, I placed this book on my shelf — waiting for a time when the Lord shows me who to gift it to . . . perhaps a new Dad — or one who’s been a Dad for many years. I don’t know yet — but I’m watching for the right one.

Happy Reading!

God Bless You!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

Pocket Prayers for Friends | Max Lucado

 


Today I am reviewing Pocket Prayers for Friends  by Max Lucado and Betsy St. Amant.


Here is a brief synopsis:

Some friends are closer than family.

They weave their way into our lives, there to celebrate the highs and comfort us through the lows.

And for those special friends, Max Lucado offers forty scriptures and guided prayers that bring joy and serenity in Pocket Prayers for Friends.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Max Lucado writes with humor, compassion, and respect.

He speaks of the Bible, the disciples and how they asked Jesus to teach them to pray.

Then Max, with the help of Betsy St. Amant, has chosen 40 Bible passages, and written out 40 specific prayers — especially for special friends.

After reading through the prayers and writing my review, I placed this book lovingly with other gifts, to give a very special friend — today.

I hope these prayers are as special to her — and you — as they are to me.

Happy Reading!

 

God Bless You!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

 

 

Pocket Prayers for Moms | Max Lucado

 


Today I am reviewing Pocket Prayers for Moms  by Max Lucado and Andrea Lucado.


Here is a brief synopsis:

No one knows how quickly the chaos of daily life can become overwhelming more than moms.

We lean on them for everything from hurt feelings to missing homework to broken bones.

So, where can moms turn for peace and rest in the midst of mayhem?

Bestselling author Max Lucado points to the Source of all hope and strength in Pocket Prayers for Moms, which contains forty scriptures and guided prayers written especially for all moms.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Max Lucado writes with humor, compassion, and respect. He speaks of the Bible, the disciples and how they asked Jesus to teach them to pray.

Then Max, with the help of his daughter, Andrea Lucado, has chosen 40 special Bible passages, and written out 40 specific prayers — just for moms! Prayer is an important part of being a mom — and these prayers will help moms through the difficult days, and make the good days seem even better!

This book of prayers I’m saving for my granddaughter — when she becomes a mom for the 1st time!

Happy Reading!

 

God Bless You!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

 

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