Soul Strong: 7 Keys to a Vibrant Life
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Soul Strong: 7 Keys to a Vibrant Life  -     By: Lucinda Secrest McDowell

Soul Strong: 7 Keys to a Vibrant Life

New Hope Publishers / 2020 / Paperback

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The faith journey is not one of physical perseverance or mental determination.It is something that goes much deeper. To live vibrantly rests in thesoul's capacity to endure. But how you might ask can we strengthen our soulso we are able to live out God's story for our lives?

Soul Strong offers stories, biblical teaching, and practical suggestions centeredaround seven key areas essential in the vibrant woman's life. Soul Strong shows you how to:

  • live loved
  • be authentic
  • dwell deep
  • overcome pain
  • pray always
  • extend kindness
  • share stories that will bolster others

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Title: Soul Strong: 7 Keys to a Vibrant Life
By: Lucinda Secrest McDowell
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: New Hope Publishers
Publication Date: 2020
Dimensions: 9 X 6 X 0.44 (inches)
Weight: 10 ounces
ISBN: 1563093278
ISBN-13: 9781563093272
Stock No: WW093270

Publisher's Description

Do you have the strength of soul you need to live out God's story for your life? Let award-winning author Lucinda Secrest McDowell show you how to become soul strong!
How do I know my life makes a difference? How am I supposed to balance life when it seems I can't catch a break? How do I move forward spiritually and with purpose?
The answer to these questions and more is in learning how to live Soul Strong. The journey of faith is truly "a long obedience in the same direction." It's a deep commitment and an even deeper empowerment. It's making mistakes while standing daily in need of God's grace and mercy. Seven key decisions can give you soul strength for the story God calls you to live.

  1. Live Loved
  2. Be Authentic
  3. Dwell Deep
  4. Pray Always
  5. Overcome Pain
  6. Extend Kindness
  7. Share Stories

God wants to give you strength of soul for the story He has called you to live. Let these practical guidelines and prompts help you live authentically and love extravagantly. You can choose today to live Soul Strong!

Author Bio

Lucinda Secrest McDowell is a storyteller and seasoned mentor who engages both heart and mind while helping you choose a life of serenity and strength. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Furman University, McDowell has authored thirteen books, including the award-winning Dwelling Places and Ordinary Graces. Known for conveying deep truth in practical and winsome ways, McDowell codirects the reNEW writer’s retreat and blogs weekly at 

Editorial Reviews

“With the heart of a gentle encourager, Lucinda Secrest McDowell provides practical wisdom for how to live a vibrant life, rooted and grounded in God’s extravagant love and grace. Soul Strong is a generous offering from an honest, trustworthy mentor. I’m grateful for this beautiful gift.” —Sharon Garlough Brown, author of the Sensible Shoes Series and Shades of Light

“When we wonder how to respond to all that life throws at us, Soul Strong gives practical and biblical guidance from real life on how to navigate the journey well. With a wealth of wisdom and encouragement to go deep with God through His Word, Lucinda Secrest McDowell invites us to explore who we are and how God wants us to live. This is not a book to flip through but rather to work through slowly, taking the time to apply the tried and tested practices to your own life. This is what I will be doing.” —Rachel Britton, speaker, author, content director or Radiant.NYC and co-director of reNEW

Soul Strong: 7 Keys to a Vibrant Life is water for a thirsty soul! Lucinda Secrest McDowell masterfully weaves both personal story and practical advice together, giving valuable tools that will both strengthen and encourage each reader in their own life journey. I cannot wait to share copies with the young women I mentor.”—Tammy Gerhard, counselor, mentor, women’s ministry leader

“The first time I met Lucinda Secrest McDowell she looked me straight in the eyes as asked me how she could pray for me. I knew then I’d encountered someone who genuinely cares for others and desires to see God move in their lives and work. In Soul Strong, we are all the beneficiaries of that same supportive spirit one receives when sitting with Lucinda at a conference or a coffee shop. This beautiful blend of biblical truth, personal wisdom, and practical guidance will help any women who wants to live the full, vibrant life Jesus promises us.” —Teri Lynne Underwood, author of Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most

“Each day we are faced with choices that determine our posture and stamina as we run the race Jesus has laid out for His own. In Soul Strong, Lucinda Secrest McDowell tracks right alongside and lovingly points us to the Word of God and seven decisions we must make to run with steadfastness and joy. Dig in, do the work, and watch your soul strength rise.” —Lee Nienhuis, author of Brave Mom, Brave Kids and host of the Moms in Prayer podcast

“Upon first meeting Lucinda Secrest McDowell I quickly sensed a vibrancy, prompting me to lean in closely to her words in Soul Strong: 7 Keys to a Vibrant Life. As a woman in my late thirties, I loved the practical applications and truth found in these pages as Lucinda uses her own transparency, Scripture, and stories to beautifully point you back again and again to how to live soul strong. The interactive format is helpful in exploring simple but life-changing keys for the reader to live a vibrant faith-filled life. If you have a longing for your soul to feel strong on the good days, bad days, and all the in-between-days, join my friend Lucinda on this compelling journey.” —Jennifer Hand, speaker, trauma counselor, and author of 31 Days to Coming Alive

“At once a Bible study and a study of one’s self, this amazing little book will not only fill you with hope but will inspire you to dig in deep, grow in your faith, and abide sweetly in Jesus. Filled with beautiful prayers and gentle reminders of the firm foundation we have in God, Lucinda Secrest McDowell authentically deals with challenges we face to becoming strong in our faith. Soul Strong is about so much more than simply doing the things that will make our souls strong—it inspires us to dwell deep in the only One who can make our souls strong. Intentional, biblical, encouraging, and infused with hope. I cannot recommend this book enough!” —Heidi Chiavaroli, Carol award-winning author of Freedom’s Ring and The Tea Chest

“Lucinda Secrest McDowell offers a beautiful invitation in Soul Strong to explore the real you according to God’s design. She strings stories together with the Word to illustrate a beautiful vision of an authentically vibrant life shaped by deep abiding in God’s love and kindness, grace and mercy, gratitude and hope.” —Elisa Pulliam, coach, speaker, and author of Meet the New You and Unblinded Faith

“As a wife, mom, homeschooler, and teacher, my soul has felt weary in the well-doing. Then Lucinda’s Soul Strong came my way—and I knew this is the book so many of us desperately need. In spiritual love and wisdom, Lucinda Secrest McDowell guides us to see clearly what we often neglect: soul care. Her prayer-filled, story-rich writing guides us to set aside insecurities and entanglements and instead make rich deposits in the eternal bank of our souls. More than just inspirational, this book is foundational and practical; I read feeling deep relief at having scriptural keys to guide my way toward a stronger, more vibrant inner life with Christ.” —Julie Kieras, family and parenting blogger at

“We can spend countless hours working on externals. We apply makeup to smooth our skin and buy clothes that make us appear thinner. While there’s nothing wrong with these things, there is something infinitely more important—the soul. Lucinda Secrest McDowell serves as a capable and caring guide into the interior. The journey toward knowing God and yourself better is well worth it. Soul Strong: 7 Keys to a Vibrant Life will help you grow from the inside out.” —Arlene Pellicane, speaker and author of Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life

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