Monday, January 14, 2013

Where God Finds You by Anita Higman Review & Giveaway

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.


I enjoy reading devotionals - usually it's a few lines or a sentence that I can think about during my day and apply to my life - whether it be at work or my personal life.   However, Where God Finds You is unlike any other devotional I have ever read.  Higman modernizes the characters in the Bible with her own insight.  Whether it be Mary, Peter or Job, she personalizes their character, letting you know their thoughts as their well-known stories unfold.  

All in all, forty Biblical characters are brought to life and at the end of each story, the story in the Bible is presented so you can instantly compare the two and how Higman interprets their story.  Personally, I couldn't stop with just one story, I was entranced.  

The writing is superb, thought-provoking and inspiring.  Whether you read devotionals or not, if you enjoy applying God's word to your own life, definitely pick up this book.  It's a keeper!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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.

Anita Higman has written for radio, ezine, and advertising. She also cohosts a monthly blogtalkradio show at which is a part of Reader’s Entertainment Radio and reaches an audience of 80,000. She has a BA degree combining speech communication, psychology, and art from Southern Nazarene University, and she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers as well as The Writer’s View.

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