Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Review: The Beauty of Grace by:Dawn Camp
About the Book:
In this hectic life, we all need a little peace, a little quiet, and a little beauty. Combining heartfelt stories from some of today's foremost writers and bloggers with stunning photography of God's incredible creation, "The Beauty of Grace" is a haven of calm contemplation amidst the chaos.
This uplifting collection includes moving stories of cultivating friendship, waiting on God, choosing joy, staying connected, and more from popular writers such as Jessica Turner, Lisa-Jo Baker, Holley Gerth, Ann Voskamp, Bonnie Gray, Tsh Oxenreider, Leeana Tankersley, Emily Freeman, Margaret Feinberg, and many others. Each story is accompanied by an uplifting Scripture verse, and the book includes Dawn's stunning photos. Foreword by Holley Gerth.
Life gets pretty hectic in our household. We have had my daughter graduate high school early and start Bible school to become an ordained minister to in turn become a missionary. My husband also completed his schooling as well to become an ordained minister. We homeschool our children as well. So to say that we have a hum drum life, is a gross exaggeration at the very least. We grow weary a lot of the times, mainly due to the fact that we have no close friends or family cheering us on. Sometimes the encouragers grow weary. But it is in times like these that we are to turn to our Father and seek the comfort that we need.
In the book, The Beauty of Grace, Dawn Camp put together a myriad of contributors to help 'cheer" us ladies on, when we are in the pit that we can never seem to get out of. With the likes of Ann Voskamp and Holley Gerth, as well as many others, I was sure I could find some encouragement therein. And that is just what I was able to do. Story after precious story shoot right through to the heart. You hear there stories and you nod in agreement, because you realize that your life and theirs isn't much different. With each story we are reminded once again of that sweet aroma of a beautiful part of creation sent from the Father to let us know He is near.
Life gets in the way and yet we are fully engulfed by it because we are wives and we are mothers and we are daughters and we have to take care of our families. But who pray tell takes care of us?? That is when we have to band together as sisters comforting one another, not out of pity but out of the sheer fact that we have been there. The Beauty of Grace is just that, a book that reminds us in the middle of life's struggles that we have a Heavenly Father that is going through each trial each struggle with and will wait to comfort us and carry us through.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Revell.