Sometimes one of the nicest things to have is a devotional book, one that reaches you were you are and you can really relate to.
Dwelling Places is just such a book. The book is divided into four sections, one for each season of the year and seasons in your life. I really enjoyed the section for Fall. Not only is it my favorite time of year, but Lucinda used that time of year to focus on Dwell. Often I let my life get the best of me and I forget to dwell on the things that are really important.
Each of the devotions starts with Scripture that is printed there for you to read. It then goes on to talk about those verses and how they are important in your life too. But she doesn't leave you there, she brings it back to your personal life. She asks you questions and gets you to focus on what is truly important, not just for a moment, but all day. It's very refreshing!
I think this is a wonderful devotional book and will be sharing it with others!
About the book:
Do you long for serenity and refuge, peace and hope? Are you seeking a deeper spiritual life through a closer relationship with God?
If you’re tired of dwelling in busyness and noise, then perhaps one word a day can change your life. Award-winning author Lucinda Secrest McDowell knows that if you spend time each day turning to God’s Word for wisdom and guidance, your faith can flourish and grow.
Through short and inspiring readings, McDowell unpacks a single word—such as mercy, beauty, gratitude, or grace—to reveal a biblical blessing or challenge relevant to where you are. Full of stories and illustrations to empower you to live the word you have just read, each devotional ends with a benediction, written as if God were speaking directly to you.
These “dwelling places” that offer the joy of God’s promise and presence cover four seasons: fall, Advent, Lent, and summer. Whether in the midst of busy holiday schedules, holy days, ordinary moments, or changing seasons, a deeper faith can be as simple as a single word.
Learn more and purchase a copy HERE!
About the author:
Lucinda Secrest McDowell is the author of 11 books, including "Live These Words," "Amazed by Grace," and "Quilts from Heaven." She has contributed to an additional 25 books and has been published in more than 50 magazines. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Furman University, she speaks internationally through her ministry “Encouraging Words.” An award-winning writer who has earned accolades from prominent writers’ conferences and retreats, McDowell has also worked in radio broadcasting, in retreat planning, and on church pastoral staffs. She writes from “Sunnyside” cottage in Connecticut.
This reviewer received the product free or at a discounted price in order to bring you an honest review. No other form of compensation was given. All opinions are those of the reviewer.