Heartwarming friendship and love, help through hard times, and humble trust in Gods good plans are found within the foundations of Hope Valley and within the pages of this book, When God Calls the Heart to Love. Fans of When Calls the Heart will discover new insights about the community members they love. More importantly, readers will discover how the love of God, friends, family, and neighbors can impact every part of our day as we consider Gods plan for our story and our community. This devotional book is one to treasure and share!
- Tricia Goyer, USA Today best-selling author of 70 books, including the Big Sky novels, an Amish series
They say big things can come in small packages. Once again, Brian Bird and Michelle Cox have delivered deep stories with even deeper messages in their new book When God Calls the Heart to Love. Join with Hearties from all walks of life as they share Gods call to love and the difference its made in their lives and the lives of others. From cover to cover, you will laugh and probably cry, but you wont be able to walk away untouched. You might even find yourself listening a little closer for Gods sweet voice directing you to someone who needs His love. This may be a little book, but it packs a big and powerful messagethe message of Gods unconditional love.
- Lynette Eason, award-winning, best-selling author of the Elite Guardians series
A powerful love story can touch your heart and change your life. When God Calls the Heart to Love offers beautiful memories from Hope Valley to inspire you. Each devotional focuses on a scriptural promise and offers a guided prayer and thought-provoking questions and challenges. The touching, personal stories from the Heartie fans will encourage you to always choose love. A beautiful gift book or resource for your personal devotional time.
- Karen Jordan, speaker and author of Words That Change Everything
Hope Valley is a place where love is found in abundanceand it provides a great example for all of us to take into our everyday lives. Thats the basis for When God Calls the Heart to Love. This book is filled with devotions to inspire us, prayers, questions for reflection, and steps that we can take to put love into action. And then its rounded out with poignant love stories and tips, many of them submitted by the Hearties, the fans of When Calls the Heart.
- Suzanne Brooks Kuhn, author and speaker
Its one thing to watch an inspiring TV show like When Calls the Heart, but its another thing to read a devotional that highlights the love of God we see in every episode! Reading When God Calls the Heart to Love encourages readers to take the lessons of Hope Valley and apply them to their everyday lives.
- Amber Lia, TV producer, best-selling author of Triggers: Exchanging Parents Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses
When God Calls the Heart to Love cleverly unearths the spiritual wisdom tucked within the popular TV series When Calls the Heart. The book also presents personal stories from the fans of the show. Combined, these features gently lead readers to both question and enhance their personal faith walk. A must-have devotional that belongs beside every bedside table.
- Katherine Valentine, award-winning Christian author and speaker
From reel life to real life, this daily dose of loveWhen God Calls the Heart to Lovetakes us on a journey from Hope Valley to our own lives and communities, and we are reminded that love is the greatest gift of all.
- Bobbi Schutte, secretary, board of directors, Hearties International
Rich with wisdom drawn from simple yet meaningful moments Hearties have experienced together in Hope Valley, this devotional is a treasure trove of beautiful, honest, and sometimes unexpected reminders that although people fail and life brings difficult crossroads, love never fails. I Heartily recommend this devotional!
- Camille Eide, award-winning author of The Memoir of Johnny Devine, founding member of the Hearties
When God Calls the Heart to Love is inspiring and challenging at the same time. It includes vignettes from the TV series, along with inspiring stories from the lives of real people. While these vignettes and stories are touching, it is the daily prayer and practical prompts that will change my life. These prompts help me list concrete action steps I can take to put love into action. Michelle Cox and Brian Bird have done it again. One does not need to be a fan of the When Calls the Heart series to become a fan of this book, although Hearties will love it. And When God Calls the Heart to Love is not just a five-minute-a-day Christianity-lite book. The stories drew me in, and the prayer and journal prompts drew my focus upward to Jesus Christ, helping me deepen my walk with the Lord.
- Kathryn Graves, author of Fashioned by God: A 30-Day Devotional
Brian and Michelle deliver a captivating devotional that unequivocally brings the greatness of Gods love from Hope Valley and pours it into our hearts and homes.
- Debi Watson Bailey, director of Faith and Family Social Media, eBrandgelize Digital, board of directors, Hearties International
Keep the tissues handy as love is sure to stir while reading the heartfelt stories included in When God Calls the Heart to Love by Brian Bird and Michelle Cox. Love stories written by the Hearties blend with devotionals based on your favorite characters in Hope Valley to create a pause in your day that is sure to inspire.
- Cathy Baker, author of Pauses for the Vacationing Soul: A Sensory-Based Devotional Guide for the Beach
For many reasons, When Calls the Heart the movie and now the television series should never have happened. The odds were stacked against Brian Bird and me from the very beginning when we were forced to shut down production in the middle of filming. No one thought we were going to be able to resurrect the project. In fact, it took us almost four years to get cameras rolling again. And yet here we are in season six of the show, and it does not look like it will end anytime soon.
In many ways, that success is one of the biggest, most surprising redemption stories of our lives. And the catalyst for that has always been love. Not only our love for one another as friends and partners, but Gods love for us and our families. In fact, He is the best explanation for the success of this show.
Love is also in the DNA of Janette Okes work. Her most successful franchise of books, which I was privileged to adapt into a series of movies, was titled appropriately Love Comes Softly. Her legacy is love and we are honored to be carrying on that legacy.
I am also honored to introduce you to When God Calls the Heart to Love, a beautiful, uplifting devotional that Brian Bird and Michelle Cox have written with the help of some of the best TV fans on earth, the "Hearties."
I believe it will inspire you and warm your hearts because it points to all the many kinds of love which infuse life in Hope Valley. From romance to caring for your neighbors in need, to sacrificing your own safety for another, to forgiving your enemies, to passing along kindnesses even when they are not deserved.
As you explore these thirty days of love moments in the episodes of When Calls the Heart and then go deeper with the spiritual truths Brian and Michelle will guide you through, you will discover that the love story from heaven to earth is the cure for everything that ails us.
- Michael Landon, Jr., executive producer and director of the Hallmark Channel Original Series When Calls the Heart