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The Beauty of Grace by Dawn Camp, ed. — A Book Review

Lovely, fragrant, fresh, inviting:  the adjectives that bubble into my mind for The Beauty of Grace are the same descriptive terms that I would use for the bouquet of flowers pictured on the cover.  Dawn Camp has found a way to slow down the internet in this garland of short stories and essays.  The contributors list reads like a who’s who of current Christian authors and bloggers, but the content is timeless because the themes of purpose and surrender, trust and worship, hope and encouragement have been plucked directly from the Word of God.

With rich imagery and personal examples lifted from the authors’ lives, there are words for everyone here:
words that will refresh you in the desert;
reasoning that will shove you off your comfy couch and into real life;
meditations that will toughen the soles of your feet for walking on broken ground;
reflections that will wrestle your inside-out gaze away from your own short-comings and refocus your eyes on the upside-down world of grace where Jesus works miracles from the ordinary.

The Beauty of Grace is a perfect gift for a bride, a new mum, or any sister who needs a blessing, and my under-lined and dog-eared copy has earned a place on my crowded night stand.

Disclosure:  This book was provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Company, in exchange for my unbiased review.

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Michele Morin

I am a teacher, blogger, reader, and gardener who finds joy in sitting at a table surrounded by women with open Bibles. I have been married to an unreasonably patient husband for nearly 27 years, and our four children are growing up at an alarming rate. Nonetheless, two teens still remain at home, and along with an incorrigible St. Bernard, we laugh, make messes, clean them up, and then start all over again. I love hot tea and well-crafted sentences, poems that stop me in my tracks and days at the ocean with the whole family. I lament biblical illiteracy and advocate for the prudent use of "little minutes." I blog at Living Our Days because "the way I live my days will be, after all, the way I live my life." You can connect with me on Facebook or Twitter.

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