Thursday, May 9, 2013

Review:Where God Finds You by:Anita Higman

cover: where god finds you
About the Book:
In forty devotional tales, Where God Finds You breathes new life into ancient Bible characters. Live with and learn about more than forty Bible men and women, including the wife of Pontius Pilate, Esther, John the Baptist, Delilah, Lazarus, and Mary Magdalene.

Through reflection on Scripture and prayer, you’ll discover a place in each of these lives of vulnerability, tenderness, truth, and love—a place where you can find God . . . and where God finds you.

Where God Finds You is unique among women’s devotional books in that it brings dozens of men and women of the Bible to life through dramatic short stories, connects biblical truths to today’s culture, and offers readers an opportunity to reflect on what they’ve learned. Each devotion features:

• A dramatic retelling of Scripture that allows the reader to crawl into the pages of the Bible.
• The Story from God's Word: a quote or paraphrase of the applicable Bible passage in a reader-friendly version.
• The Story—From Then to Now: a personal reflection from the author to help link the passage to life today.
• The Story—Questions to Think About: prompts for personal reflection or group discussion that lead to practical application.

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About the Author:
Award-winning author Anita Higman has had over thirty books published for adults and children, including Love Finds You in Humble Texas. She’s been a Barnes & Noble “Author of the Month” for Houston and has a BA in the combined fields of communication, psychology, and art. Ms. Higman has won two awards for her contribution to literacy and has raised thousands of dollars for literacy with her book I Can Be Anything, while serving on the board of directors of Literacy Advance of Houston. Find out more at

My Review:
 Never have I read a devotional that really snatches me up and grabs me like Anita Higman's Where God Finds You has. Anita has captured the essence of each Biblical character and used their story to inspire and encourage us. It was a brilliant idea for a book. In the book she has managed to give you the background of the story through the characters perspective. She also puts the actual Bible verses and story in each devotional. She then takes it further by bringing it up to our day and time. And then sums it all up by listing questions at the end of each day.

 It is really a refreshing idea on how the author approached the subject matter. I have always been curious to know more about the individual characters, maybe what it was like from their point of view. The woman who touched his cloak really stood out to me. You know after being shunned by her own peers and knowing that this man that they call Jesus could heal her. She tried her best to get close to Him, at any cost. I'm sure she felt very vulnerable.

 This book can be done on your own or in a group setting. I really believe that the author also opened up and shown us a little piece of herself. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to see what else the Lord has in store for her.

**Disclosure** This book was provided to me for free for my honest review by