My friend and spiritual mentor Narita has volunteered to her time to read and review another book here on my blog. Thanks, Narita!
Narita’s Review of Tending the Soul
I like devotional books. Not as a main course for my Bible study, but as “snacks” throughout the day. Many well known authors and artists contributed to this devotional book. I enjoyed reading the insights that these busy creative women gleaned from the time with the Lord. I liked the illustrations of their personal experiences as it gave me a peek into their lives and challenges.
Each devotional is two pages long. The author gives a scripture verse, a short devotional, a personal prayer, and ends with reflection questions to help you think about apply this scripture to your life. I like to read the entire chapter instead of just the reference verse to extend my devotional.
Although the devotionals are short, with all these parts combined, each one will encourage you and cause you to look within yourself.
At the end of each one there is a suggestion to:
- journal or sketch,
- compose a poem or write a letter to God, or
- meditate on a hymn or worship song that comes to mind.
The book is just the right size to tuck in your purse and take with you to read when find yourself with a spare moment such as your lunch break at work, waiting for the kids at school or in a doctor’s office.
I also think this would be an excellent devotional for older teen girls.
Publisher’s Book Summary
Every day, tens of thousands of women turn to Midday Connection for spiritual nourishment and encouragement through the radio program and Facebook community. The hosts, Anita Lustrea, Melinda Schmidt and Lori Neff hear the heartfelt needs of these women and understand their desires to grow in body, mind, and soul.
In response, Midday Connection along with prominent authors and artists – Staci Eldridge, Shannon Ethridge, Carol Kent, Sara Groves and many others – compiled Tending the Soul: 90-days of Spiritual Nourishment.
This devotional combines transparency with biblical truth, as each reading begins with scripture, followed by a short devotional including a deeply personal prayer, and closes with an application question.
Some of the topics covered are mercy, forgiveness, prayer, loneliness, courage, and creativity.
Enter to Win Tending The Soul
My guest reviewer received a copy of the book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review. In addition, Moody Publishers has given 5 additional copies for my readers! So, how can you win a copy?
Since there are five copies, I will pick one winner from each of the five methods of entry. Enter one or as many as you wish!
(Please note that only the first chance requires a comment left here on this post.)
Giveaway ends 07/18/2011. Open to readers living in the United States.