Friday, November 17, 2017

Review and Giveaway: Ordinary Graces by Lucinda Secrest McDowell

Don't we all love receiving gifts? In Ordinary Graces, Lucinda Secrest McDowell invites readers to unwrap word gifts from God's Word. This devotional book is divided into 4 main sections: Grace, Strength, Gratitude, and Life. There are 30 words/devotions under each section. Each devotion is only 2 pages long. I collect devotional books so I'm pleased to add this one to my collection. Ordinary Graces is beautifully written. Each devotional reading focuses on one word at a time. It starts with Scripture. Sometimes, the author explains the words' original Greek or Hebrew meanings. I really like that! I also enjoy the insightful quotes and interesting stories. Some of the wonderful words you will find in the book are Lavished, Treasure, Surrounds, Patiently, Thrill, Overflow, and Attend. I think it's a great idea to take time to ponder one word each day and live it out in action. I definitely don't want to miss any of God's gifts. The words/devotions under the Gratitude section are perfect for preparing my heart for Thanksgiving season. The book will open readers' eyes to a variety of God's wondrous graces for any season of their lives. They get to appreciate God's redeeming grace, transforming grace, sustaining grace, inexhaustible grace, everyday grace...again and again. Each devotion may seem short but it's deep and impactful, encouraging and faith-building, refreshing and comforting. Ordinary Graces will help you notice God's daily graces, draw you closer to God, and help you be more thankful and joyful. Christmas is just around the corner. This book would make a meaningful gift. Check this Biblically sound, Christ-centered, grace-filled devotional out and enjoy its nuggets of wisdom!

About the author:

Lucinda Secrest McDowell is passionate about embracing life - both through deep soul care from drawing closer to God, as well as living courageously in order to touch a needy world. A storyteller who engages both heart and mind, she offers "Encouraging Words" to all on the journey. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Furman University, Cindy is the author of 13 books, including "Ordinary Graces," "Dwelling Places," "Live These Words," "Refresh!," "Quilts from Heaven" and "Role of a Lifetime." Whether co-directing the "reNEW - retreat for New England Writing," mentoring young moms, or leading a restorative day of prayer, she is energized by investing in people of all ages.

~I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for 
my honest review. All opinions are my own. To read other reviews, visit here.
Are you ready to receive gifts of ordinary grace and abundant life from God and His Word? Join Lucinda in focusing on one word a day through devotional readings and short benedictions in her new book, Ordinary Graces. God has given us many gifts, such as his grace—the gift we don’t deserve and can never earn. Promises from the One who declares we are already loved, already accepted, already created in his image. The question becomes, will we truly receive that gift? Will the reality of it actually change the way we think and notice and reach out?

Celebrate the release of Lucinda's new book and grace your holiday season with a $75 Etsy gift card giveaway!


One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of Ordinary Graces
  • A $75 Etsy gift card
  • A grace bracelet
  • A set of Ordinary Graces greeting cards

Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on November 24. The winner will be announced November 27 on the Litfuse blog.

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