Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dear God, It's Me and It's Urgent by Marion Stroud

About the Book:

(Bedford, England) Take a break from whatever you're doing, sit down for a few moments and focus your thoughts and your heart on one or two of the prayers in this book. You'll be thankful that you did! Marion Stroud's prayerful meditations will take you to the Father's feet with the honest concerns of your own life.

In Dear God, It's Me you will find six sections that cover every aspect of a woman's life: A Woman Within, A Woman and Marriage, A Woman and Her Children, A Woman at Work, A Woman Who Cares, and A Woman Growing Older. The topics range from A Bride's Prayer on the eve of her wedding to Feeling Unwanted and such concerns as Blue Monday, Mid-Life Crisis, After Chemotherapy, and Bereavement. Singleness and marriage, parenting and career, caring for others and growing older ... with imagination and inspiration Marion Stroud offers prayers for every season of a woman's life.

About the Author:

Marion Stroud lives in Bedford, England. She is a wife, mother of five adult children and grandmother to eleven grandchildren. She is an established, popular author and sought-after speaker whose books have been translated into 14 languages. In her spare time she enjoys walking, supporting and encouraging missionaries and traveling. Listeners enjoy her British accent and request readings just to hear her speak.

What Others Are Saying:

I have returned to this book over and over in search of encouragement, direction and that extra insight we all go looking for in difficult times. Each time I've returned to these pages I have been deeply blessed. I hope you, too, will find comforting reminders here of your Heavenly Father's love for you as well as challenges that prompt you to surrender every care to His tender keeping. This book is a treasure.
Robin Jones Gunn, bestselling author of Take Flight! a Sisterchicks® devotional

I don't know about you, but I enjoy giving my friends gifts that can encourage and uplift them throughout the year. This book is an excellent choice for your girlfriend or any woman in your life. It includes prayer for every season of a woman's life to uplift them and help them to make it through any situation. From A Bride's Prayer on the eve of her wedding to A Prayer for Ironing and more, you will find a prayer that will inspire them.
Janis Rodgers- The Nearsighted Bookworm Blog

Sometimes we need words to shape our fears and longings to better communicate our hearts to a loving God. Dear God It's Me, and It's Urgent supplies busy women with these life-giving words. Marion Stroud beautifully captures a woman's desire to experience God in every facet of her life in an enticing, fresh way. You will be blessed when you read this book.
Mary E. DeMuth, author Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God

Here is my review of this lovely and inspiring collection:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Marion Stroud and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Dear God, It's Me and It's Urgent" to review for them. I have always been grateful for this generosity, but haven’t been very consistent in taking the time to thank them in a public forum. I really appreciate your time, effort and expense in making a reviewer copy available to me.

“Dear God, It’s Me and It’s Urgent – Prayers for Every Season of a Woman’s Life” is a lovely collection of poems, stories, prayers, quotes and scriptures grouped together by subject matter. Marion Stroud’s collection of material is not just a beautiful volume to have sitting on a bedside table or your desk at work. It is a wonderful resource to start you on a path to praying for yourself and others when you may not be quite certain how to begin. Simply start be reading the snippets she’s collected for any topic, using it as a springboard for your own words. This is a truly exquisite book.

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