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Review: Where God Finds You by Anita Higman, Plus a Giveaway Copy

Title: Where God Finds You
Author: Anita Higman
Publisher: Standard Publishing September 4, 2012
Genre: Christian Non-Fiction
Labels: Devotional Book, Christian Living, Bible Characters, Old Testament, New Testament
Age: Adult
Pages: 240
Rating: 5 Stars for Excellent
Where God Finds You is forty chapters of devotionals from the stories of the great men and women of the Bible. Each chapter begins with a narrative of the story written in the first person, followed by the literal story from the Bible, then a brief devotion written by the author, at the end of each chapter are a few questions for further thought.
In the authors introduction she expresses that she "likes to talk to God" and she anticipates His voice speaking to her "in love." Where God Finds You is a Biblical history of God speaking to and dealing with His people "in love". We too are God's people and He speaks to us "in love." He desires to have a relationship with us, and the primary way He speaks to us is in and through His Word. His Word shapes us, ministers to us, gives us hope and encouragement. His Word teaches us. His Word convicts us. His Word tells us that He hears us and is constantly working in our life, even when we feel as if we are all alone.

I loved reading this devotional!
Positive Points:
  1. The layout and arrangement of the chapters were easy to follow and digest. Each chapter only took a few moments. 
  2. A personal story is given at the beginning of each devotion. The personal story written in the first person narrative, gave intimacy. The intimacy led me to identify more with some of the characters.
  3. The author expressed through rich meaningful words that stirred in me a feeling of compassion, loving support, humility, hope, and encouragement. I felt ministered to. Several of the stories spoke to my heart, ministering to me at an exact issue afflicting me.
  4. Foundational truths are given. God does not leave me, He is faithful. God loves me. God has created me for a purpose.
Negative Points:
I've not found any negative points. I loved everything about this devotional book.
I will state that the devotional on Bible characters does not follow the time line of chronological events in the Bible. This was not a problem for me, I loved this devotional.

Favorite Quotes:
"Funny thing about humans-we tend not to let people know we're injured. We turn the hurt inward." page 15.
"Throughout the Bible God used ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things." I promise you that whatever he's commissioned you to do, he'll give you the tools and the stamina and the heart to accomplish it." page 27.
"He knows well that this life is full of many trials. He lived through our earthly trials, more than you or I will ever experience in our lifetimes, but he also overcame the world. He went through that horrendous gauntlet of suffering just for you, and just for me. So, when you pass through the black flood of trials, know that God is full of compassion. He weeps for us. And beyond that emotional compassion, he promises never to leave us or forsake us." page 56.
Thank you to Anita Higman and Buoyancy Public Relations for my free review copy in exchange for an honest review!

Link for Anita Higman
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Link @ Publisher, with the ability to read the first three chapters:
http://www.standardpub.com/promotions/wheregodfindsyou/index.html

Link @ Christian Book:
http://www.christianbook.com/where-finds-devotions-bringing-bible-characters/anita-higman/9780784733639/pd/733630?product_redirect=1&Ntt=733630&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP
Paperback $9.99

Link @ Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Where-God-Finds-You-Characters/dp/0784733635/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1354314334&sr=1-1&keywords=where+god+finds+you
Paperback $10.33
Kindle $7.99
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****I'm hosting a giveaway with a copy of this book! Please email me at bellevieanne@gmail.com or leave a comment on this post if you would like to win a copy! You have till MN on December 12.
I'll announce the winner on December 14.

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