Morning, #Crazy4Fiction readers! We would like to reflect and give thanks and praise for the books that are releasing this month.
The true power of fiction is evident in inspirational novels, and we are continually pleased—and blessed—by the stories of those impacted by these books.
“…for he is God’s servant for your good….” Romans 13:4a
Father God, all praise and honor to you Lord, for the calling on my heart to tell of your grace through fiction. As this new book releases, you know my heart, the novel is dedicated to law enforcement, dedicated to the officers who put their lives on the line each and every day, working a job that is becoming ever more dangerous by the minute. I pray that the story inspires and touches people, opening their eyes to the danger officers gladly confront in order to keep people safe. And I pray the story will prompt people to remember to pray for law enforcement and for the communities they serve.
In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
How Sweet the Sound began as a flicker of prayer in my heart, a hope that somehow the Lord would help me write a story of hope for survivors of sexual abuse. He led me to the story of Tamar, daughter of King David, in 2 Samuel 13, who was raped by her brother and left to live out her life in desolation. And He helped me see, through the eyes of characters like Comfort and Anni, Solly and Jed, that Jesus Christ came to break the chains of inconsolable shame Tamar knew. If you or someone you love is a Tamar, or even if you aren’t and happen upon this book, may I pray for you?
Abba, you know the Tamar’s among us. You know the grief they carry, the fear. You see them, just like you saw me. And you want them to live free. Abba, I pray you would use this story to reach those who need it the most, and even those who think they need it the least, that the kindness of Ernestine would soften their hearts, that the warm, gulf coast breezes would comfort them, that even though darkness overwhelms the beginning pages readers would see the light and love and hope that eventually and faithfully overcomes, just like Your tender, conquering love.
Abba, I pray You would use this story to bind up wounds, bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom to those captive to shame, bring light to those imprisoned by the darkness of incest, comfort to those who mourn, and that they would know the beauty You create from ashes. I pray even those who’ve been devastated for years and generations by abuse will know the possibility of restoration, because You are the God who heals and who sets free.
All the glory and honor to You, precious Abba, our mighty Lord!
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Thank you, readers, for joining us in prayer.
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In the meantime, happy reading!