Book: 21 Days of Grace: Stories that Celebrate God’s Unconditional Love
Stories compiled by Kathy Ide
Review by Alexis A. Goring
This is a sweet devotional book with a twist: short stories with a focus on Jesus Christ with a “Life Application” page following each story.
At first, I was unsure about how the author would be able to combine fictional stories with life applications and then put it all together in a neat little devotional book but Kathy Ide surpassed my expectations. She’s compiled these stories with skill and finished them with finesse. The stories only last a few pages but that’s enough to draw the reader in and prepare their appetite for the short paragraphs in the life application section that follow each story.
Seasoned authors who have a wealth of experience in writing Christian fiction wrote each story. The stories feature characters that are in need of God’s grace. Each tale teaches a lesson about life and God’s love for humankind. The authors in this book prove through their stories and life applications that God’s love is unconditional.
I found this book to be very inspirational and encouraging to my heart. The stories are relatable, true to real-life and uplifting. It is easy for the reader to absorb and enjoy each story.
This book features stories by Robin Bayne, Angela Hunt, Deborah Raney and many more notable authors! The authors achieve their goal of telling fictional stories packed with lessons that the reader can apply to their everyday life.
21 Days of Grace is well deserving of a five-star rating and should be on the shelves not only in bookstores but in the homes of readers who need God’s Grace.
Details from Celebrate Lit:
About the Book:
Book: 21 Days of Grace
Author: Compiled by Kathy Ide
Release Date: March 24, 2015
Blurb: Love fiction? Looking for a devotional? Check out 21 DAYS OF GRACE, book one in the Fiction Lover’s Devotional series (published by BroadStreet Publishing Group). Fictional stories followed by brief life applications written by best-selling Christian novelists and debut authors, including Angela Hunt, Cindy Woodsmall, and Deborah Raney. Great for individual or group study.
About the Author:
Kathy Ide is the author of Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors and the editor/compiler of the Fiction Lover’s Devotional series. She’s a full-time freelance editor and writing mentor, working with Christian authors of all genres at all levels.
She teaches at writers’ conferences across the country and is the director of the SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference and the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference.
She’s a co-owner of the Christian Editor Network LLC and founder of the four divisions that comprise the CEN: Christian Editor Connection, The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network, PENCON, and The PEN Institute. To find out more about Kathy, visit www.KathyIde.com
Guest Post from Kathy Ide: I’ve always loved Christian fiction, and I’ve seen the power of fiction to touch hearts and change lives, both firsthand and hearing about the experiences of others. But you know, in my quiet times with the Lord, reading a chapter from a novel just doesn’t seem quite appropriate. So a devotional with short fiction stories seemed like a great solution. And you can take these purse-sized devotionals wherever you go, to read when you have a few minutes of down time. It’s a great way to get “inspiration on the go.” And they make fantastic gifts for friends and loved ones.
Blog Stops for this Celebrate Lit tour:
March 23: Reading Is My SuperPower
March 23: A Reader’s Brain
March 24: ASC Book Reviews
March 24: autism mom
March 24: It’s Storytime with Van Daniker
March 25: Chas Ray’s Book Nerd Corner
March 25: Inklings and notions
March 26: Blossoms and Blessings
March 26: The Power of Words
March 27: Lighthouse Academy
March 27: Because I said so – and other adventures in parenting
March 28: Moments Dipped in Ink
March 28: A Greater Yes
March 28: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
March 29: Captive Dreams Window
March 29: Donna’s BookShelf
March 29: Southern Chelle
March 30: Pause for Tales
March 30: The Scribbler
March 31: Carpe Diem
March 31: Faithful Acres Body Soul Spirit
April 1: A Baker’s Perspective
April 1: Splashesofjoy
April 2: Christian Bookaholic
April 2: Karen Sue Hadley
April 3: Ashley’s Bookshelf
April 3: Lane Hill House
April 4: Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet
April 4: History, Mystery and Faith
April 5: God is Love
April 5: Reader’s Cozy Corner
April 5: Simple Harvest Reads
To celebrate her tour, Kathy is giving away:
1st – 4th place winners: A set of all four devotionals in the series.
5th and 6th place winners: An autographed copy of 21 Days of Grace with a novel written by one of the contributing authors!
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