Friday, September 27, 2013

Bookshelf Friday - Be the Blessing by Paula Mowery

Ok. Before we move on to today's bookshelf, I need to announce the winner of Melissa Tagg's Made to Last.

Cathy! You are the winner:) I'll be emailing your "sunshine" email address (love that address!) to get your information.

And now for today's book...



This is the second novella from Paula and it returns us to Addy Townsend's life as Conrad visits her again. Here's a short blurb:

Addy Townsend hadn’t strolled with Conrad or had a vision in five years. Now Conrad has returned to challenge her to be a blessing to those around her. The Holy Spirit begins to nudge her into service in new ways and she follows.
But when she is blindsided with personal problems, can Addy learn to be a willing vessel even in times of struggle and suffering?

At just twelve chapters, Be the Blessing is a short read packed with powerful lessons. Conrad shows up again (angel that he is) offering encouragement and spiritual challenges for Addy to take on. Having grown through the first book, Addy knows she can trust God to be there as she steps beyond her comfort zone and is stretched once again. And God, ever-faithful, does just that. He uses her in the midst of her own struggles and challenges to bless others, growing Addy once again along the way.

I loved the faith aspect in this story, but I also really loved the relationship of Addy and her husband Griffey. They are a strong couple with a long marriage that shows how two people should love one another. There were such tender moments between them, one in particular that nearly brought tears to my own eyes. This book both entertained and challenged me, and I could feel the Paula's heart for God as she wove His love and faithfulness through each page.

If you've got a few hours to relax with this weekend, I highly recommend this small read. It will leave you with a big smile.

7 comments:

  1. Oh! I'll have to grab this one. And the one before if they need to be read in order.

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    1. They don't HAVE to be read in order, but they're both good reads:)

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  2. Please do, Jessica. Let me know what you think. I hope the book will encourage you in some way.
    And, to my friend, Susan, thank you for reading and reviewing once again. Love you!

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    1. Love you too, Paula:) And they were such encouragements!

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  3. Ooh, that sounds like a good read. I'll have to check it out!

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    1. Definitely! They're short reads, but like I said, packed with such encouraging words!

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  4. They sound good. Thanks for sharing!

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