READ: Review, Morning Moments with God by Grace Fox
Several years ago, an editor friend approached me with the idea of writing one of several purse-sized Bible studies: small books a woman could carry in her handbag to do while on the bus, during lunch hour, etc. I agreed with enthusiasm. But the final approval never came, and we never wrote the studies.
Author and speaker Grace Fox, however, has written a purse-size devotional that can reach an audience of women in much the same way my friend and I discussed. Small enough to fit in a briefcase, purse, or messenger bag, Morning Moments with God: Devotions for the Busy Woman (Harvest House, 2013) is large on content.
The book’s more than 150 devotionals are brief (one small page apiece) but packed with power. Each begins with a simple prayer-thought (“Lord, thank You for the confidence that comes from knowing You,” 131), a brief illustration and application of truth that focuses on one Bible verse, and an action step (“Look at your reflection and thank God for creating you,” 113) at the close of the page.
Author Fox chooses her words with care as she speaks to some of the deepest needs today’s women face. The topics her devotionals address include happiness, self-esteem, integrity, condemnation, gratefulness, and many more.
Some women will use this book as a supplement to their personal Bible study. Others will pull it out for spiritual refreshment in the midst of a busy day. Some women may even consider Morning Moments with God their daily moment with a mentor. Filled with the wisdom gleaned from years of walking with Christ, the impact of this book belies its size. This personal- (or purse-) sized devotional could be just the right size for you or someone you know.
How would you use a purse-sized devotional book? Answer in the comment section to have a chance to win my review copy of this and one other book (you’ll have your choice of three). Please include a link, email, or other way I can contact you if you win (Sorry, but I can only mail to US addresses). Comment before midnight Sunday night, February 2, and I’ll announce the winner in next week’s blog. Have fun!
FTC Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher but was not asked or required to post a positive review. I have not met the author although we share memberships in AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) and CAN (Christian Authors Network).
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