Sunday, June 26, 2016

Dwelling Places: Words To Live In Every Season #bookreview




 Different seasons bring different circumstances to life. Dwelling Places: Words To Live In Every Season by Lucinda Secrest McDowell is a beautiful devotional to carry you through the four seasons.




I love the idea behind this devotional. Breaking up the book by seasons allows each day's devotional to reflect the differences within the seasons. There are 130 devotions in this book. 30 each for three chapters and 40 for the Renew (Lent) chapter.

The chapters:


  • Dwell (Fall)
  • Shine (Advent)
  • Renew (Lent)
  • Grow (Summer) 



My Thoughts:


I really like the simplicity of this devotional. I have been reading a few randomly for Spring/Summer because that is the seasons I received this book in but I want to really dive in this fall - which is the season it starts in. The author really put time into thinking about where people are today in their lives and how they might need to connect with God. Each word is fitting, timely and I felt moved by the short devotions.

About:



Each daily devotional is titled with one word which is the word you are to 'dwell' or ponder on for the day. Words like Wait, Hope, Beauty, heal are titles of the devotions. The author will sometimes tell a story or share a thought from a bible passage. Each day includes scripture that goes with the reflection and there is a simple prayer at the end. 

Do you long for serenity and refuge, peace and hope? Are you seeking a deeper spiritual life through a closer relationship with God?

If you're tired of dwelling in busyness and noise, then perhaps one word a day can change your life. Award-winning author Lucinda Secrest McDowell knows that if you spend time each day turning to God's Word for wisdom and guidance, your faith can flourish and grow.

Through short and inspiring readings, McDowell unpacks a single word---such as mercy, beauty, gratitude, or grace---to reveal a biblical blessing or challenge relevant to where you are. Full of stories and illustrations to empower you to live the word you have just read, each devotional ends with a benediction, written as if God were speaking directly to you.

These "dwelling places" that offer the joy of God's promise and presence cover four seasons: fall, Advent, Lent, and summer. Whether in the midst of busy holiday schedules, holy days, ordinary moments, or changing seasons, a deeper faith can be as simple as a single word.


Additional Information: 


Drown out the busyness and noise of everyday life and find a deeper faith with something as simple as a single word in Lucinda Secrest McDowell's new book, Dwelling Places. Through short and inspiring readings, McDowell unpacks a single word—such as mercy, beauty, gratitude, or grace—to reveal a biblical blessing or challenge relevant to where you are. Full of stories and illustrations to empower you to live the word you have just read, each devotional ends with a benediction, written as if God were speaking directly to you.

Join Lucinda in celebrating the release of Dwelling Places by entering to win her Season of Refreshment giveaway.

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of Dwelling Places
  • Dwelling Places necklace handmade by Lucinda
  • A kit full of goodies you'll need to make refreshing lemonade this summer
One second place winner will receive:
  • A copy of Dwelling Places
  • Dwelling Places necklace handmade by Lucinda
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Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on July 5th. The winner will be announced July 6th on Lucinda's blog.

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You can get your copy of Dwelling Places at your local book retailer or online at stores like Amazon.


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