Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Beauty of Grace Edited by Dawn Camp

From the publisher:
In this hectic life, we all need a little peace, a little quiet, and a little beauty. Combining heartfelt stories from some of today's foremost writers and bloggers with stunning photography of God's incredible creation, The Beauty of Grace is a haven of calm contemplation amidst the chaos.

This uplifting collection includes moving stories of cultivating friendship, waiting on God, choosing joy, staying connected, and more from popular writers such as Jessica Turner, Lisa-Jo Baker, Holley Gerth, Ann Voskamp, Bonnie Gray, Tsh Oxenreider, Leeana Tankersley, Emily Freeman, Margaret Feinberg, and many others. Each story is accompanied by an uplifting Scripture verse, and the book includes Dawn's stunning photos. Foreword by Holley Gerth.

This is a beautiful book that if filled with short, two/three page devotional type thoughts that will drawn you closer to the heart of God.  Each story is written in a unique style from the contributing author.  The photographs that accompany the essays/blogs are by Dawn Camp and add a simple beauty to the words that grace the pages.

The book has seven sections including: purpose, surrender, trust, worship, and others.  And then within each section are a half-a-dozen or more essays from a variety of authors.  I felt that by having a compilation of authors it can reach a broader audience.  I related to different essays differently. Yet, I am sure if I read through it at a different time in my life, different essays would speak to me more than other ones that spoke to me as I read it this time.

As I read through this book I was drawn to each essay.  They are bit sized and therefore easy to add into my regular devotions.  You can read these in less then ten minutes and gain a new insight or blessing for your day.  

I recommend this book to others for themselves or as a gift for others.

I received this book from Revell Reads in exchange for my honest review.

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