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Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2012
Grace Fox, author of the popular 10–MinuteTime Outs for Moms, encourages busy women to make time for what matters most—their relationship with God. Using real–life stories and Scripture–based prayers, she crafts short, inspirational devotions designed to lead readers into a deeper understanding of God’s truth.
They’ll get the most out of their moments of quietness as they begin to
- understand their true value as daughters of God
- respond realistically to other people’s expectations
- overcome bitterness, worry, and fear
In just minutes a day, busy women will find personal encouragement and renewal as well as practical how–to’s for living effective Christian lives at home, in the church, and in their communities.
happycowsAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5January 31, 2013happycowsAge: 35-44Gender: femaleI really enjoy reading the 3 pages a day! As a busy mom of three it gives me a little reflection in the time I have.
LizzieAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Retreat Inside a BookJune 7, 2012LizzieAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Have you ever felt overwhelmed with all you have to get done? Felt as if you'd never reach the end of your to-do list? Struggled to catch your breath? Then I can relate.
I received Grace Fox's book Peaceful Moments to Begin Your Day: Devotions for Busy Women at a time when I felt unbearably busy. There was schoolwork to be done, friends to call and wish a "Happy Birthday" to, blog posts to write, family business to attend to, and oh, yeah, I should probably read my Bible too.
So I drank in the title of her book and eagerly began reading, hoping against all hope that the book itself would deliver on what the title had promised.
To my great delight, it delivered on all that and more!
I literally began each day by reading Peaceful Moments to Begin Your Day and it truly became one of the few restful moments of my day. I felt so refreshed and inspired after reading, it quickly became something I looked forward to every morning.
Each devotion was long enough so as to deliver something of value, but short enough that I didn't feel overwhelmed at the prospect of reading it. Every devotion included an "Upward Gaze" (a prayer to pray), an "Inward Glimpse" (questions to reflect on), an "Outward Glance" (a pre-written prayer to pray for someone else), and "One More Peek" (one final Scripture related to the topic to meditate on).
The devotions were full of personal stories and easy to read. I especially liked the "Outward Glance" sections of the book. At times, it can be difficult to know how or what to pray for our loved ones, and often the "Outward Glance" portion for the day would be exactly what I needed and couldn't seem to find the words to say.
I'd only recommend this book to two types of people, and they are these: If you are A) busy, or B) a woman.
If either of those things describe you, pick up this book, ladies! You won't regret it.
Rebecca JordanTexasGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Simple, yet powerful devotionalMarch 10, 2012Rebecca JordanTexasGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Grace Fox has a true heart for God. The devotions in her book, Peaceful Moments to Begin Your Day, are simple yet powerful, and busy women can relate to these relevant nuggets of encouragement in all walks of life. I like Grace's transparency as she shares stories from her own life and others, and includes biblical examples with practical application. In this beautiful little gift edition, Grace packs a volume of wise and thoughtful encouragement that will help quiet the spirit and bring peace to any woman's day.
Amy Givler5 Stars Out Of 5This book is a gemFebruary 22, 2012Amy GivlerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have also read this book in its previous form, when it was titled 10-Minute Time Outs for Busy Women, but this new binding is perfect for this book. It fits comfortably in the hand, and the cover is soft and beautifully colored. I've loved the book's content since it first came out, but now I love the book itself. I'm going to be buying several as gifts -- it's that kind of book. Grace Fox is a masterful devotional writer, with stories that interest me and Scriptures that point me to God. Each day's entry has a prayer that is both naturally written and deep. And I want to mention that it has a ribbon to keep your place -- a lovely touch for a lovely book.
The MrsAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This book is not your typical devotional...February 18, 2012The MrsAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Being a busy woman my time is pulled in many directions throughout the day, every day. But it is important to me to make time to read things(including the Bible) that enhance my relationship with the Lord. This book is awesome because it gives you scripture reference along with a short story that applies to my everyday life and then there is an "Upward Gaze" an "Inward Glimpse" an "Outward Glance" and "One More Peak", all of which are sooo thought provoking, scripturally based and referenced. I found that I could totally relate to these stories in my own life. The "Inward Glimpse" poses a couple of questions to really cause you to reflect, I journal my answers to these questions. All in all this devotional takes me 15 minutes from start to finish and has been a real blessing in starting my day off on the right foot. I HIGHLY recommend this book to every woman who is searching for a boost in their daily walk with God.