Saturday, March 25, 2017

Review (+ Tour GIVEAWAY): 21 Days of Grace

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About the Book

Book: 21 Days of Grace  

Author: Compiled by Kathy Ide
Genre: Devotional  

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.

My thoughts

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

Kathy Ide is the author of Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors and the editor/compiler of the Fiction Lover’s Devotional series. She’s a full-time freelance editor and writing mentor, working with Christian authors of all genres at all levels. She teaches at writers’ conferences across the country and is the director of the SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference and the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. She’s a co-owner of the Christian Editor Network LLC and founder of the four divisions that comprise the CEN: Christian Editor Connection, The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network, PENCON, and The PEN Institute.

To find out more about Kathy, visit


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.

Blog Stops

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March 28: A Greater Yes
March 29: Southern Chelle
March 30: Pause for Tales
March 30: The Scribbler
March 31: Carpe Diem
April 1: Splashesofjoy
April 3: Lane Hill House
April 5: God is Love


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!!

Enter below. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!


  1. Thank you for the review. Always love to hear others take on a book. This one sounds amazing and would love to be the fortunate one selected. Thanks!

  2. I love the variety of these devotional stories making great around-the-table discussion. Would love to be able to read the other book selections too. Thank you for featuring 21 Days of Grace. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  3. These books sound encouraging and ones that I would enjoy reading
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