I know you will be so blessed by Sarah’s newest book–she was my mom’s favorite author–even above me!
Here is a blog by Sarah about her newest book! and be sure to look at the bottom for how to enter a giveaway for this book and for a 40 minute phone mentoring session with me!
On a cool autumn night last fall, I settled on the bed in a little cabin room deep in the Colorado mountains and thought hard about what I was about to say to seven curious girls. I was there as a mentor at a semester-long program. That night was my one great chance to capture my girls hearts with a vision for developing a deeper walk with God during their time away. Out of the thousand things I could say, what, I asked myself, was the one message burning in my heart about God and what it means to follow hard after him?
I thought back to that night as I began this post because the message of my new book, Journeys of Faithfulness, a devotional for young women, is the answer to the question I asked last year. This message is the outpouring of my years of following hard after God, loving him, learning to be faithful through difficulty, to bring beauty amidst pain, and this is the one thing I want every woman I meet to understand. The God who flung stars into the sky, tumbled mountains across the earth, and formed every soul alive is ready to meet us, to encourage us, to use us to shape the world every minute of every day. God desires our friendship, our daily relationship. He searches throughout the earth to find the people whose hearts are completely his, and the great heroes of the faith were simply those who turned their hearts to God with zealous love. That choice is available to every single woman alive every day.
That is really the message at the heart of my book. I first wrote this devotional when I was just out of high school, hungry for spiritual input, and frustrated that there were so few Bible studies of depth offered to girls of high school/college age. I determined to write a book that would encourage girls like me to be serious in their pursuit of God. I chose to focus on the lives of young, single women in Scripture, because through their stories, I understood that God can reach right down into the very normal life of any girl who loves him, bringing his beauty and grace to bear in the world through her obedience. This was the idea I wanted to present by creatively telling the stories of Bibical young women, examining the habits of character and response that made them the spiritual heroines they are.
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