They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. ~Acts 2:42
For those of you who have followed my blog for a while, you know that I don't do many book reviews. That is because an author's words and writing style must sincerely resonate in my heart before I can, in good conscience, recommend a book to others, knowing they are in for a rewarding read.
Cheryl E. Smith's latest book, Homespun Devotions - Volume One, more than meets that criteria. It goes above and beyond!
This collection of devotional readings is penned from Cheryl's own life experiences with family, friend, colleagues, and most importantly, how her love for the Lord colors all her relationships. Her down-to-earth, personal recollections are inspiring and insightful, and when you read them, you feel like you are in the presence of a long-time friend, who is always glad to see you, and ever willing to open her heart to you over a cup of coffee and honest conversation.
How did Cheryl come to write this book? I'll let her explain in her own words:
When I began blogging, my dream was to write a book called Homespun Devotions. Over the years, I have come to long for the Dream Giver more than the dream. The publishing of this book is the Dream Giver handing me my dream.
If you're searching for the perfect devotional book to add to your daily study of God's Word, look no further than this perfect gem. Best of all, Cheryl is giving a copy of Homespun Devotions away to one lucky person who leaves a comment here on Meditations of My Heart. Such a deal!
Comments qualifying for the give-away must be submitted here no later than Tuesday, September 27th. I will announce the winner on the following Friday.
My hope and prayer for all of you who don't win the drawing is that you will order Cheryl's book, one for yourself, and one to give to a friend. It is guaranteed to be a gift they will cherish.
About the Author -
Cheryl E. Smith is the author of the book Biblical Minimalism: Following Jesus from a Life of Abundance to a More Abundant Life. She blogs at www.Biblical Minimalism.com, where she writes about minimalism from a Biblical perspective, and www.HomespunDevotions.com, where she writes devotionals and conducts "Inner Views." She loves to spend time with her husband and son in the mountains, sing and play bluegrass music, and write.