Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Getting Out of Bed is at the printer's!

Believe me, you will be changed as you read this book, a book of grief and comfort. Written without easy answers but with gritty, courageous prayer, wrestling like Jacob with God's angel. ~ Eugene H Peterson, Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology, Recent College, Vancouver, B.C.; translator of The Message

My devotional, Getting Out of Bed in the Morning, is at the printer's today! I can't wait to get my copy, hold it, and breathe in the pages.

Pr-orders are still going on at the Rivers of Life Gift Shop, so order a copy today.

I'll also be glad to send an autographed copy to a friend for you.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Getting Out of Bed in the Morning!

My new devotional is nearly here! Getting Out of Bed in the Morning: Reflections of Comfort in Heartache is due in December. Here's a bit about this book from the publishers' catalogue:

Getting Out of Bed in the Morning motivates readers who are facing grief and loss to get out of bed and face a life which, although diminished by unfathomable sadness, still holds purpose and beauty.

Written in devotional format, Getting Out of Bed in the Morning is a companion for those going through sorrow associated with loss—whether brought to the journey through the death of a loved one, failing health, job loss, broken relationships, or weakened family ties. Losses are real and raw; they often make people want to give up, quit trying. Yet, as readers discover how their circumstances can be used to lift hands to God, and in time reach others, they will see how God can use them to be people of encouragement and find beauty once again in a life worth living.

These forty devotionals address the painful hardships realistically, as well as the doubt, worry, and fear that come with them. The pages are packed with tips on how readers should take care of themselves and draw near to God so that healing is possible. Each devotional includes reflection, prayer, and suggestions for those who want to integrate walks into their daily routine.

1. AUDIENCE: All who feel bogged down and beaten by life, and who are looking for
renewed strength through their journey with God.

2. ESTABLISHED AUTHOR: Alice is the author of five novels: Rain Song (Christy Finalist), How Sweet It Is (Christy Finalist), Hatteras Girl, A Wedding Invitation, and Still Life in Shadows.

3. KNOWLEDGEABLE AUTHOR: Alice has a unique understanding of relying on God through
loss, having lost her four-year-old son, Daniel, to cancer.

Praise for author/title
“Getting Out of Bed in the Morning is a safe place to reconcile painful losses; a graceful guide through the uncharted and often complex landscape of grief and loss. Alice’s heart whispers an understanding that comes only from one who has tasted consuming heartache yet uncovered the hope of God’s sustaining grace.”
—Jo Ann Fore, author, founder of WriteWhereItHurts.org

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