Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Blessed Books - Tuesday

My friend Dana recently attended a women's conference featuring author and speaker Kay Marshall Strom. Knowing my calling to write, Dana purchased a book for me and had it signed by Mrs. Strom. Dana blessed me with it only a couple of days ago and already I am at its last few pages. This book was simply amazing. I could not put it down.

"Daughters of Hope" was written by authors Kay Strom and Michelle Rickett. This is a collection of the stories of women who in the face of persecution, have been a witness for their faith. These authors have traveled the world to share with us the stories of Christian women in the persecuted church. Which I must add is pretty much every country outside of the western world. It was brought to my mind each time I opened this book, to pray for those being persecuted today, right now, even as I type these words.

Though we may not be able to take action in Indonesia, Pakistan, Iraq or China, our actions can be turned to prayer. The greatest defense and offense of all.

You do not walk away from reading this book feeling defeated. On the contrary, this book inspires you. What a great reminder that no matter how many are tortured or killed at the hands of their captors, Christianity still continues to grow. What a great reminder that our God is the one and only true and living God.

Our God can multiply by division!


Motherhood for Dummies said...

it really is spreading. My parents are actually over in India right now doing church work and it is amazing ot hear some of their stories!

Cheri said...

That does sound like a really inspiring book.
Prayer is so powerful- I love hearing stories of what a difference it makes!

Chanda Canup said...

Thanks for your wonderful encouragement! I love your blog's design...and blessed we are, indeed!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Oh how true! Through persecution God's church grows and grows! I have been reading in Acts and it is such a good picture of that!

Terri said...

Did I miss what the name of the book was? I would love to read it!

Cherdecor said...

You are so right, Joanne. We must pray for these people. Glad you enjoyed the book!

Joanne said...


Goodness! That would help wouldn't it?!?

The title of this book is;

'Daughters of Hope'

Mari said...

Sounds like a great book - there is nothing like prayer!

connorcolesmom said...

I wish you could be here at the beach with us too!
Fran is down here but we are not together although I would love to see her while we are here :)
One day we should plan a Siesta trip to the beach :)
That would be FUN TIMES!
Love ya,

Mel's World said...


What an amazing gift that your friend gave you. My husband absolutely loves reading books like these and Jesus Freaks (similiar stories).

Chelle' said...

Joanne- Call when you get a sec... I don't know if you worked last night so I don't want to call in case you are catching up on sleep today.
Just need a second-

AlaneM said...

Wow, that's going on my list! Thanks for sharing as always :)


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