Books I Love
Menopause Ain't No Joke, by Angela Verges
Having experienced menopause suddenly and intensely by way of surgery, I know the value of the right mindset combined with a little humor and a whole lot of prayer. Angela Verges combines all three in her book Menopause Ain’t No Joke: Blending Faith and Humor in Perfectly Imperfect Situations (Amazon affiliate link).
This book is filled with short, easy-to-read stories, peppered with scripture, and provides pages to journal and record gratitudes. The author’s writing reminds us that we are not alone while helping us laugh through the discomfort of menopause.
This book could easily be used as a daily devotional or Bible study to help women through menopause, parenting, and more!
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Come Eat at My Table (What a Difference a Year Makes), by Ruth O'Neil
Come Eat at My Table (What a Difference a Year Makes) (Amazon affiliate link) is truly a delight!
Great character development – I felt like I truly knew them… I couldn’t wait to see how the story unfolded – even with the surprises!
Ruth O’Neil has a gift as an author and storyteller!
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My Story: From Deathbed to Glory, by Brenda Elkins Tricome
Brenda shares her faith purely in My Story: From Deathbed to Glory (Amazon affiliate link).
She gives us a transparent look at her journey, her pain, her fears, and her faith through a devastating and scary illness. It was her faith that helped her focus on her own healing and then in the process, be open to discovering the other areas of her life and relationships that needed attention. I love her ability to brush the non-important things off, offer herself grace, and even laugh at herself through the process.
This book is a wonderful gift that enables the reader to reexamine priorities and relationships, never take anything for granted, and listen to God’s purpose, even when those closest to us haven’t heard the same message. Thank you for the inspiration, Brenda!
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The Journey Continues: Stories of a Survivor, by Siah B Hagin
Struggles can leave us doubting, feeling broken & hopeless, and even questioning our faith. Siah knows how that feels and shares her story of survival, healing, and rediscovery through the art of poetry in The Journey Continues: Stories of a Survivor. (Amazon affiliate link)
The author shares with us her intimate, creative work as it unfolds through her journey from pain to purpose, to victory as she courageously proclaims “I’m still here!” She reminds us that the darkness of our life that we once thought would break us can be brought into the light as we find our voice, accept our wholeness, and share our pain so that others may be healed.
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