How are you preparing your heart for the upcoming Lenten season?
Growing up in the church, I experienced Lent as a season of solemn contemplation. As a girl I was taught to consider my sins and how much I needed Jesus’ redemption on the cross. This practice of inward-seeking has stayed with me over the decades. Lent is the season when I ask God to search me for hidden sins. Each year he reveals new pockets of disobedience, and I grow closer to him through repentance and obedience.
This year I’m writing a new Bible study to help me recognize hidden sins. It’s called The Fruitful Life: Addressing Common Sins and Growing in Faith. This book is a study on the fruits of the spirit and their common opposites. Those nagging sins like impatience, anxiety, and indulgence which seem to hang around no matter what I do to prevent them. I’m writing each chapter with a personal story, then a look at God’s way, Jesus’ example, and the Holy Spirit’s empowerment. I know I can’t get past my nagging sins without God’s help. I’m writing this book to help you and me uncover hidden sins and grow closer to God.
If you have read my previous books Newness of Life and Christmas Peace for Busy Moms, you are familiar with my writing style of brief chapters, intended for busy women with hectic schedules. I write books that I have time to read in my own busy schedule as a wife and working mother of three. My goal is to breathe God’s peace into your life through the books I write. I hope you’ll join me for The Fruitful Life, when it goes on sale March 5, 2017 and also in the online Bible study March 6 – 31, 2017.
Here’s what’s new with The Fruitful Life:
Shorter length. This book has only 9 chapters, so it’s a bit shorter than my past books. This is perfect if you are in a busy season but still want to do a Lenten study.
Hand-drawn illustrations. I’m an artist as well as a writer, and I’m going to feature hand-drawn illustrations on the blog and in promotional materials. I can’t wait to share the drawings with you!
Prayer Calendar. I’m designing a special Lenten prayer calendar to go along with this study. I’ll make it available to everyone who signs up to receive my newsletter and other free gifts like 5 Days to Greater Peace (see signup below)
Deeper Bible Study. In the book I will have two reflective questions per chapter. I’m creating a more in-depth study guide for those who signup below. You can also join my Facebook online Bible study group to interact with other readers March 6 – 31, 2017.
Please comment below and let me know if you plan to join me for The Fruitful Life!
Looking for new life in your current season?
Newness of Life will help you apply Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 so you can understand God’s plan in your current season.
“There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV
No matter what season you are in, God is teaching you valuable lessons to grow your faith and trust in Him.
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