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New Devotional Keeps the Christmas Spirit All Year Long

A devotional that will help you focus on the living, breathing person of Jesus, every day, all year long.

Stories of Hope blogger David Morris

Christmas is for celebrating the birth of Christ. It makes me think of hope and new beginnings, even in turbulent times. It causes me to ponder what it’s like to receive an unconditional gift of love even though I might not feel worthy.

How much stock do you actually put in joy, hope, love and acceptance? Or do you invest more in anxious thoughts, your mistakes and blunders? When I think of the phrase “the living Christ,” I try to think of the ways that I’m actively seeking these positive, inspiring qualities of Jesus rather than focusing on my own sense of lack and inadequacy. Sometimes as Christians, we focus so much on the redemptive message of Christianity that we often overlook—right there in the Bible and the life of Jesus—the choice to love, to celebrate, to laugh and to give ourselves completely to the moment.

As editorial director of Guideposts Books, I’m genuinely excited about a new devotional we’ve published for 2012 called Mornings with Jesus: Daily Encouragement for Your Soul. The idea behind the book is to focus on the living, breathing person of Jesus, every day, all year long. While it assures us that our belief in Christ brings redemption, rest and rebirth, it also reminds us of so much more: daily positive faith; loving others as we would want to be loved; wisdom; grace; tolerance and compassion; risk and courage.

The title itself, Mornings with Jesus, helps you think about your day in a “morning way.” What’s new about it? What’s fresh? It’s not just starting over but seizing the opportunity to live like Jesus.

We received some terrific response to this book from readers and have had to go back and reprint more. I am excited, indeed, and hope you’ll consider checking it out.

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Ordinary Women of the Bible

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Mystery, suspense, and intrigue await you in these powerful stories that bring God’s Word to life like never before.

Ordinary Women of the Bible is a one-of-a-kind series that takes you on a spiritual journey back in time. You’ll meet the “forgotten women of the Bible” and through them you’ll relive the traditions, tragedies, and triumphs of life in biblical times. In each exciting book, a popular inspirational fiction author weaves historical facts and scriptural truths into a suspenseful and intriguing work of fiction that will open your heart to each woman’s remarkable story.

You’ll be amazed and inspired by the impact and influence these ordinary women made – and the key role they played in Scripture we celebrate today. You’ll cherish these stories for their page-turning suspense as well as their profound affect on your spiritual life.

With any hardcover or full series purchase, receive a sturdy cotton tote and a beautiful Tree of Life necklace (a $30 value)–FREE!

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