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About the Book
Author: Compiled by Kathy Ide
Release Date: March 24, 2015
Love fiction? Looking for a devotional? Check out 21 DAYS OF GRACE, book one in the Fiction Lover’s Devotional series (published by BroadStreet Publishing Group). Fictional stories followed by brief life applications written by best-selling Christian novelists and debut authors, including Angela Hunt, Cindy Woodsmall, and Deborah Raney. Great for individual or group study.
Avid readers of Christian fiction can testify to the power of story - how they have been touched and even changed through a work of fiction – and that is vividly reflected in the devotional 21 Days of Grace. What a creative idea to assemble a collection of short stories or excerpts from books in a devotional format!
Compiler and editor Kathy Ide has included works by familiar authors, as well as several who were new to me. Each story is meaningful and concludes with a life application section, making it perfect for personal reflection and meditation. The only thing I would have liked is more reference to Scripture (some have it, but not all).
I’m a person who is much more comfortable ministering to others than being on the receiving end, so Prairie Lessons by Deborah Raney really spoke to me. Kathy Ide’s Rag Doll beautifully conveys God’s boundless grace and forgiveness. I saw myself in Be Grateful in All Things by Diane Simmons Dill – quick to worry instead of being grateful and trusting in the God who always provides. I loved Cecil Murphy’s quirky We Called Him Happy Face because it reminded me of how others can be drawn to Christ through our simple kindness and the genuine happiness in our countenance. And True Confession by Angela Elwell Hunt really packs a punch with its focus on a character who struggles to feel God’s forgiveness.
I truly enjoyed 21 Days of Grace and don’t hesitate to recommend it for devotional use. It would also be great gift for new believers or seekers.
I was provided a free copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
About the Author
To find out more about Kathy, visit www.KathyIde.com
Guest Post from Kathy Ide
I’ve always loved Christian fiction, and I’ve seen the power of fiction to touch hearts and change lives, both firsthand and hearing about the experiences of others. But you know, in my quiet times with the Lord, reading a chapter from a novel just doesn’t seem quite appropriate. So a devotional with short fiction stories seemed like a great solution. And you can take these purse-sized devotionals wherever you go, to read when you have a few minutes of down time. It’s a great way to get “inspiration on the go.” And they make fantastic gifts for friends and loved ones.
March 23: Reading Is My SuperPower
March 23: A Reader’s Brain
March 24: ASC Book Reviews
March 24: autism mom
March 24: It’s Storytime with Van Daniker
March 25: Chas Ray’s Book Nerd Corner
March 25: Inklings and notions
March 26: Blossoms and Blessings
March 26: The Power of Words
March 27: Lighthouse Academy
March 28: Moments Dipped in Ink
March 28: A Greater Yes
March 28: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
March 29: Captive Dreams Window
March 29: Donna’s BookShelf
March 29: Southern Chelle
March 30: Pause for Tales
March 30: The Scribbler
March 31: Carpe Diem
March 31: Faithful Acres Body Soul Spirit
April 1: A Baker’s Perspective
April 1: Splashesofjoy
April 2: Christian Bookaholic
April 2: Karen Sue Hadley
April 3: Ashley’s Bookshelf
April 3: Lane Hill House
April 4: Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet
April 4: History, Mystery and Faith
April 5: God is Love
April 5: Reader’s Cozy Corner
April 5: Simple Harvest Reads
To celebrate her tour, Kathy is giving away:
1st – 4th place winners: A set of all four devotionals in the series.
5th & 6th place winners: An autographed copy of 21 Days of Grace with a novel written by one of the contributing authors!!