Where God Finds You by Anita Higman
40 Devotions Bringing Bible Characters to Life
Genre: Christian Devotional
Pages: 240 Trade Paperback
Date Published: September 4th, 2012
Publisher: Standard Publishing
In forty devotional tales, Where God Finds You breathes new life into ancient Bible characters. Live with and learn about more than forty Bible men and women, including the wife of Pontius Pilate, Esther, John the Baptist, Delilah, Lazarus, and Mary Magdalene.
Through reflection on Scripture and prayer, you’ll discover a place in each of these lives of vulnerability, tenderness, truth, and love—a place where you can find God . . . and where God finds you.
Where God Finds You is unique among women’s devotional books in that it brings dozens of men and women of the Bible to life through dramatic short stories, connects biblical truths to today’s culture, and offers readers an opportunity to reflect on what they’ve learned.
Each devotion features:
• A dramatic retelling of Scripture that allows the reader to crawl into the pages of the Bible.
• The Story from God’s Word: a quote or paraphrase of the applicable Bible passage in a reader-friendly version.
• The Story—From Then to Now: a personal reflection from the author to help link the passage to life today.
• The Story—Questions to Think About: prompts for personal reflection or group discussion that lead to practical application.
More and more often I am doing better and reading and completing devotions, in my case especially those about being a new or just a mama. Yet sometimes when I get to non-fiction or devotions I read some, but they do not seem to fall into the completion pile. However, I can read through fiction to the end with pretty good regularity. Contemporary fiction author Anita Higman has solved that problem for the reader that just cannot quite get through a conversational devotional non-fiction. Combining fictional renditions of Biblical characters and then delving into their lives afterward, it opens a new light of possible comprehension and relation to readers. Biblical fiction for me has made me view different scriptural stories in new ways and given a desire to delve deeper into scripture and the same kind of thing is found in these sort devotions. An open window is given, the matter is just what will you do with it.
*Thanks to Buoyancy Public Relations for providing a copy for review and giveaway.*
Best-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has over thirty books published (several coauthored) for adults and children. She’s been a Barnes & Noble “Author of the Month” for Houston and has a BA degree, combining speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, exotic teas, and brunch with her friends.
Anita is primarily a fiction writer, with more than 30 books published to date (titles include A Very Merry Christmas, Love Finds You in Humble, Texas, and Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe.)
*You can click back and read a short Q&A with Anita about her new fiction Texas Wildflowers (a four-in-one) a few weeks ago HERE.*
I looked up from the spindle as a mystifying radiance spun its way into the room. It came into my presence like the falling of olive blossoms in the breeze, white and gleaming. Awestruck, I watched as the light took on the form of a creature of light!
I rose quickly, my heart bolting like that of a newborn lamb. I moved away from the light until my back pressed against the mud-brick wall. A faint sound, like a lyre, could be heard as if music radiated from his snowy robe. His face shone. Could it have been the lingering glow from being near the throne of the Almighty?
“Greetings,” the angel said. “You who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
I wanted to speak but could not. With tremulous hands I fingered my veil but did not lift it. What could this mean? What kind of greeting was this?
–From Chapter Three: Mary, Mother of Jesus
*Thanks to Buoyancy PR I have a second copy to give away to one loyal reader of Creative Madness Mama. Please leave a comment if you’re interested to participate in this giveaway.*