Sunday, November 27, 2011

Chicken Soup For the Soul Devotional Stories For Tough Times

Chicken Soup For the Soul

Chicken Soup For the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times

Written by:  Susan M Heim  Karen C Talcott  
Foreword by Mary Beth Chapman
400 Pages, 101 Daily Devotions plus a foreword, and addendums
Suggested Retail Price $14.95
Released October, 2011
Devotional Stories For Tough Times

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories For Tough 

Times is a beautiful collection of stories that will uplift and encourage
anyone who is going through a difficult time, and remind those of us who have been through hardship and came out stronger, that God is always present.

The book is set up in a lovely manner, making it easy to use for daily devotions.  Each story begins with a related Bible passage.  Then, the story is told, and a prayer is added to close the devotion.

The devotions are divided into ten sections.  The reader may choose selections from Lean on Me, Be Strong and Courageous, Surrender to God, Power of Prayer, Divine Signs, His Healing Grace, Renewed Faith, Answered Prayers, Truth in the Word, and Count Your Blessings.  (There is also a bonus devotion in the foreword.)

This compilation is a gift.  I sniffled my way through a good deal of it, and felt fortified and emboldened by the stories, too.  
Struggles test us all, but readers will find counsel and reassurance in these devotional stories of faith, strength, and prayer. This collection is filled with stories that show God's presence during times of trouble — from illness, addictions, job loss, grief, and much more — providing a boost and reminder of God's ever-present love. Readers will find encouragement, solace, and hope in these personal stories and prayers.
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I have been given the opportunity to host a giveaway for a copy of this book.  If you are going through a hard time, or know somebody who is, I'd encourage you to enter.

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I was given a copy of this book in order to provide an informed, blogged review.  I was not paid to write this post, and my opinions are genuine.