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READ: Review, Morning Moments with God by Grace Fox

Posted by on January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized | 12 comments

Morning Moments with GodSeveral 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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  1. I LOVE to read this devotional! I enjoy having a small book with me for those special moments. Please choose me! What a blessing! I enjoy passing my books others may be blessed also! God bless you!

    • Thank you, Rachel. I agree. Having small books to read in a short time can add some sweet moments to our days. I will add your name to the drawing and let you know if you win. Blessings!

  2. Can I get your blog sent to my email. Whenever I visit, I love it and say I will be back, then I forget until something reminds me! I would love the devotional by the way — I’d keep it in my desk at work for when I need a refreshing word from God. Thank you for all you do!

    • Aww, Linda, thank you! There is an RSS link on the home page that allows you to subscribe. I’ll try to sign you up myself but you may have to do it. So if you don’t get something about confirming it, you’ll know I wasn’t able to do it. I probably need to have my webmaster make that more clear. BTW I’m praying for you and your pain; I read about that yesterday but didn’t comment. You’re entered in the drawing, too!

  3. I appreciate knowing about little gifts like this. Sometimes these treasures are more readily accepted by someone who would be scared off by a Bible. I like to keep copies of such gems for such God-ordained encounters. Thank you for sharing it, Marti

    • What a beautiful thought, Ellen. And you are exactly right. Thank you for the inspiration, and I’ll enter your name in the drawing. Blessings!

  4. This sounds like the perfect book to give in my ministry. I will shop for it this week. Thanks. 🙂

    • It would be, Judy! That’s a great idea. And maybe you will win one, too!

  5. It sounds like a wonderful tool to have handy while waiting in the car for kids. We often have so many things to remember and carry with us, the size would be fun and convenient. Thanks for introducing this resource to us!

    • I agree, Hally, and it’s great to hear from you. I think the small size is a true blessing. Thanks for the comment, and I’ll enter your name in the drawing.

  6. Marti, I love little books like this! I usually have one in the front bathroom–where anyone can see it–and I also have one near my computer desk where I spend way too much time!! I also like to have books like this on my coffee table where I can pick one up and just read when I just want to relax and refresh my mind! I would love to have one more special book to have wherever I need it—and it could become a gift for a special person in my life!

    • Those all sound like great ideas, Doris. Thank you! I’ve entered you in the drawing and will announce the winner this week!


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