Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Miracles by Karen Kingsbury

#1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury's timeless 52-week devotional celebrates the gift of hope through God's unending love, now available with an updated cover.

The MIRACLES devotional draws from five of Karen's most inspiring books, helping readers begin each week encouraged by a true story of God's miraculous power. It includes stunning excerpts from each of Karen's Miracles books, including A Treasury of Adoption Miracles, A Treasury of Miracles for Teens, A Treasury of Miracles for Women, A Treasury of Miracles for Friends, and A Treasury of Christmas Miracles. Perfect for holiday sharing, this special volume offers healing messages, beautiful verses of Scripture, and stories of real-life miracles happening all around.

My review:
Whether you are young or old, male or female, I recommend this book. It is full of encouraging and true stories of God working in miraculous ways in the lives of people.

Read about how a phone call from a long-lost friend saved a man's life. How a little boy miraculously avoided serious injury after being hit by a car. How couples miraculously found the right child, or children, to fill their empty homes.

Since I have the book to review, I did not use it as a devotional, but read through several of the stories at a time. I found myself moved to tears and encouraged tremendously by these stories. Karen Kingsbury has made her imprint on the Christian fiction market, and if you have never read her fiction books, I very much recommend doing so, but she has taken her God-given talent of relating a story to tug at your heart strings, and used it to relate these true stories. Stories of modern-day miracles that will cause you to dare to hope again if you have quit, and encourage any one who reads it that yes, God does care about us, and He can - and will - perform miracles today.

About the author:

USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America’s #1 inspirational novelist. There are more than 15 million copies of her award-winning books in print, including several million copies sold in the past year. Karen has written more than 40 novels, ten of which have hit #1 on national lists.

Karen has a true love for her readers, and she has nearly 100,000 friends on Facebook along with more than 7,500 followers on Twitter. The popular social networking sites have allowed Karen daily interaction with her reader friends.

Karen is best known for her Life-Changing Fiction (TM) and for creating unforgettable characters. When speaking before women's groups - some with more than 10,000 in attendance - Karen makes audiences laugh and cry with her compelling story-telling. She likes to tell attendees they have, "One chance to write the story of their lives," and her talk focuses on reminding women to live every day loving well, laughing often, and finding true life in Jesus Christ. Karen routinely speaks before more than 100,000 women each year.

Karen's latest novel, Above the Line, Take Three, released March 23rd, 2010. Take Three is the third in the Above the Line Series. Look for the final installment in this series, Above The Line, Take Four to hit stores June 22nd, 2010. Shades of Blue, Karen's latest stand alone title, hit stores in October, 2009. Karen's newest series, Above The Line Series began with Take One, which released in March, 2009. The second book in this series, Take Two released in June 2009.

Karen's recent title, This Side of Heaven landed in the #5 spot on the CBD Bestselling Fiction List. Also, Karen's novel, Sunset landed #2 on the New York Times Best Seller's List. Karen has also written many best selling series including The Redemption Series and the Firstborn Series. Her fiction has made her one of the country’s favorite storytellers. Several of Karen's novels are being considered for major motion picture movies. Her emotionally gripping titles include the 9-11 Series, Even Now, Ever After, and Between Sundays.

Karen is also a public speaker, reaching more than 100,000 women annually through various national events. Karen and her husband, Don, live in the Pacific Northwest with their six children, three of whom are adopted from Haiti.

Miracles is available from FaithWords publishing, part of the Hachette Book Group.

Thanks to Hachette for the review copy.