21 Days of Grace: Stories that Celebrate God's Unconditional LoveKathy IdeBroadstreet Publishing Group / 2015 / Hardcover$13.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 10 Reviews
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Conniet19825 Stars Out Of 5Great reminder of God's graceMarch 26, 2017Conniet1982Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5One of the things that God has been reminding me of during my daily bible time - is his Grace. I struggled a lot with some issues from my past - and God shows me that his Grace has covered all. My past, my present, and my future. For that I am so thankful for.
I loved this book. Each story is penned by a featured author and will warm your heart. Each devotional will give you a life application/lesson. .
I received a courtesy copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit blogging program. Each opinion is my own.
AnnelrBrighton, MIAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Fiction Lover's Devotional on GraceMarch 23, 2017AnnelrBrighton, MIAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 521 Days of Grace is a collection of inspirational stories compiled by Kathy Ide. For me, there were a number of familiar authors who contributed and several new ones as well. These fictional short stories touch on a number of real-life issues, such as separation from family, sudden death of a loved one, homelessness, foster children, and marital problems, to name a few. Issues that resonate in reader's hearts. Issues that God can work through and in the midst of He bestows grace and brings peace. At the end of each story, the individual author has written a short Life Application, enabling the reader to consider what the story might be saying in a more personal way. The actual book is a small hardback (easy to tuck in a purse for a quick read on the run) with a lacy border on each page and colorful butterflies throughout. It is a lovely book that would make a great gift for yourself or a friend who might just need to see the grace of God in a new and encouraging light.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author via CelebrateLit. A favorable review was not required and opinions are my own. This review is part of a CelebrateLit blog tour.
MariIllinoisAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Beautiful Devotional for Fiction LoversMarch 23, 2017MariIllinoisAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A fantastic idea to create a fiction lover's devotional with 21 Days of Grace. The 21 stories are unique by each featured author all centering around God's amazing grace and unconditional love. Each author penned a devotional with a life application that followed for readers to think about for the day. These devotional stories are perfect to read any time during the day or several at a time to reflect on during your personal time with God. The devotionals are written in different genres depending on the author. Devotional number 8 "The Pain Redemption", by Roxanne Anderson, is an imagery conversation between God and His Son Jesus Christ before He came to earth. I felt the love and pain associated with this devotional as God's only Son would become the sacrifice for the sins of all mankind. I connected with most of the devotionals as my emotions were right there with the characters and what they were facing in a variety of trials or sharing the Gospel. Devotional 18 "Fall From Grace", by Tracy Higley, demonstrated the beautiful story of God's redemption and adoption into His family with His unconditional love no matter where a person had been in life. "Through a Dark Glass", by Cindy Woodsmall, is an Amish genre devotional showing how God's amazing grace can reach each individual in His time. Readers of fiction will appreciate reading 21 Days of Grace devotionals and be reminded of God's amazing grace and love for all no matter where or what they have done in life. These devotional stories would be perfect to use for a small group study by discussing the life applications as each reader would have their own opinion.
I received a complimentary copy of 21 Days of Grace from Celebrate Lit and Kathy Ide who compiled this devotional. I was not required to write a positive review but have shared my honest thoughts about this amazing devotional for fiction lovers.
Mocha with LindaTexasAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Encouraging devotional containing inspiring fictional storiesJuly 21, 2015Mocha with LindaTexasAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0This is a charming little book full of inspiring stories from a variety of authors. Each story is brief and is followed by a short Life Application. I was familiar with several of the authors while others were new to me. Perfect to use as a summer devotional or to tuck in your bag for those times of waiting, 21 Days of Grace will encourage you and remind that God's touches of grace and love appear when we least expect it.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a digital copy of this book free from Kathy Ide for a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Anne Baxter CampbellWillows, CAAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The perfect devo for fiction lovers!July 8, 2015Anne Baxter CampbellWillows, CAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4What a unique and wonderful idea! I love Christian fiction, and I love devotionals. Kathy Ide has put together the perfect combination in this collection of short stories, fictional stories about characters who go through life-altering events--just like you do.
The first story by Cindy Woodsmall is about a young wife and mother distressed because she can't go to her little sister's wedding. In the next one, Robin Bayne tells about a girl who sits at a friend's bedside while he's in a coma.
Story No. 5 by Cecil Murphey talks about people in an African village learning about Jesus for the first time from a strange man with white skin.
No. 6 by Kathy Ide writes about a young woman dealing with the sudden death of her fiance.
I'm not going to tell you about all of them, but all have one thread in common with us: we all need that touch of grace on occasion, don't we? Other authors are Renee Gutteridge, Angela Elwell Hunt, Barbara Curtis, Deborah Raney, Roxanne Anderson, Nancy Arant Williams, Kathi Macias, Diane Simmons Dill, Buck Storm, Dona Watson, Jeanette Morris, Amarilys Gacio Rassler, Carolyn Bennet Fraiser, Jeanette Hanscome, Tracy Higley, Nanette Thorsen-Snipes, DiAnn Mills, and Lori Freeland. There's bound to be at least one author in there whose writing you know and love.
With the short life application at the end of each story, this can be a daily lift for you. Try it. I promise you won't be disappointed.