About the Book
Book: Glimpses of God: A Summer Devotional for Women
Author: Shirley Crowder & Harriet Michael
Release Date: April 29, 2020
Creator God made the world in which we live. He placed the moon and stars in the sky, the rivers and ocean on the earth. He also created seasons throughout the year. Each season is defined by specific features/attributes that are common although the degree varies depending on where a person lives. In winter we think of cold weather; in spring, blooming flowers; in summer, warm weather; and in the fall, beautifully colored leaves.
As Christ-followers we also experience spiritual seasons. These seasons do not come in order like seasons in nature, which come regularly without fail. Each spiritual season we experience is defined by certain features also. In spiritual winter we think of the coldness of our relationship with God; in spring, new
This devotional is focused on summer—both calendar and spiritual. Our spiritual summer is a time of growth, hard work, and relaxation as we nurture and care for the new things that were planted in our spiritual spring and allow them to ripen or mature.
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During His Creation, God determined that there would be four seasons to enjoy. The Summer season can be a time of hard work but it can also be time for fun and relaxation and the authors of Glimpses of God focus on both of these. As I read the sixty-five devotions divided into thirteen chapters, I discovered that many of my Summer memories are similar to those of Shirley Crowder and Harriet E. Michael. Blackberry Winter, Dog Days of Summer, and Vacation Bible School are all familiar topics and there are also devotions for the special days of summer, including Memorial Day, the Fourth of July,.and returning to school the day after Labor Day. Each devotion is written in a conversational style that adds to its relatability and I especially like that they each have Bible Scripture, a suggested Prayer, and a Thought for the Day.
Glimpses of God: A Summer Devotional for Women is an inspiring book, filled with life lessons and spiritual nuggets, and I recommend it for both personal devotions and group discussion.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit but I wasn't obligated to write a favorable review. All opinions are strictly mine.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
About the Authors
Shirley is passionate about disciple-making, which is manifested in and through a myriad of ministry opportunities: biblical counseling, teaching Bible studies, writing, and music.
She is a biblical counselor and is commissioned by and serves on the national Advisory Team for The Addiction Connection. She is an award-winning writer who has had several of her articles appear in “Paper Pulpit” in the Faith section of The Gadsden Times, and in a David C. Cook publication. She also writes articles for Life Bible Study, Woman’s Missionary Union, The Addiction Connection and Inspired Prompt. She has authored, co-authored, or contributed to eight books.
Shirley has spiritual children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren serving the Lord in various ministry and secular positions throughout the world.
Harriet is a multi-published, award-winning writer and speaker. She has authored or co-authored seven books (six nonfiction and one novel) with several more under contract for future release. She is also a prolific freelance writer, having penned over 200 articles, devotions, and stories. Her work has appeared in publications by Focus on the Family, David C. Cook, Lifeway, Standard Publishing, Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Upper Room, Judson Press, Bethany House, and more. When not writing, she loves speaking to women’s groups and teaching workshops on freelance writing.
She and her husband of more than 40 years have four children and two grandchildren. When not writing, she enjoys substituting at a Christian school near her home, gardening, cooking, and traveling.
More from Shirley
In the same way that nature’s seasons serve a purpose on earth, so do the seasons in our spiritual lives. God provides, cares for, and sustains the earth, and in His faithfulness, He does the same for us. Our responsibility is to be obedient to God’s commands in the Bible and to cling to the truth that God is in control.
Our “Glimpses of God” series consist of:
- Glimpses of God: a winter devotional for women
- Glimpses of God: a summer devotional for women
- Glimpses of God: a spring devotional for women (due out in early 2021)
- Glimpses of God: an autumn devotional for women (due out in late summer 2021)
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To celebrate their tour, Shirley and Harriet are giving away the grand prize package of a print copy of Glimpses of God: A Summer Devotional for Women and a $25 Amazon gift card!!
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Congrats on this tour and thanks for the opportunity to read about another great book out there to read. It helps out so I can find books I know my family will enjoy reading. Thanks as well for the giveaway.ReplyDelete
The book sounds great.ReplyDelete
Wonderful review, Connie! This devotional sounds like the perfect gift for the women in my life. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed your review, thanks for sharingReplyDelete
This sounds like a wonderful book!ReplyDelete
Thank you for your kind review. We pray the Lord will be pleased to encourage our readers in their walk with HimReplyDelete