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A Great Book for a Gift or Yourself

  • Jun 4, 2011
As we walk through the experiences of life, unless we are aware of it, it's easy to miss the "God moments." Dr. Margaret Wills calls these moments to our attention with pointed first person stories. As she writes in the Author's Note in the beginning, "As we follow Jesus and walk toward God and His truth, there are times when we feel especially close to God, where for a moment the spiritual and the natural worlds intersect and narrow into a thin place, a place of sudden, momentary awareness of the deep presence of God."

I love the honest tone of this book. For example, she writes, "The older I get, the less I pretend to know about the workings of God. But I also become more and more sure of two things: god loves me, and god cares more about my faith, my spiritual maturity, and my intimacy with Him than He cares about my comfort." (Page 64)

The author mixes these well-told personal stories with her poetry. If you are looking for a devotional book or a gift book, I encourage you to get this one. It's the type of book that I like to read early in the morning or right before I fall asleep. I recommend it.
A Great Book for a Gift or Yourself

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Somehow we know that we were made for so much more than the things of this world. Nestle into a comfortable chair and follow Margaret to a thin place where the invisible realm comes into focus. Get ready to experience God and fresh revelations of hope. --Pam Vredevelt, best-selling author ofThe Power of Letting Go,The Wounded Woman, andEmpty Arms

How beautifully Margaret portrays the thin places--the tender places--the most significant places of our souls. Her work is compelling and rich with passion. Struggling to find the thin places of your life? This book is the first thing I would put in your hands. --Tammy Maltby, cofounder of It's a Good Life; ,media personality, TV cohost, and speaker; author ofConfessions of a Good Christian GirlandThe God Who Sees You

Margaret Wills'sPressing into Thin Placesbrought hope to my soul like the sight of crocuses pushing through the frozen snow-covered ground. Resurrection life is real and it often surprises us in the bleakest of winters, as these well-written stories reveal. --Dee Brestin, author ofThe God of All ComfortandThe Friendships of Women
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ISBN-10: 1934812994
ISBN-13: 978-1934812990
Author: Margaret Harrell Wills EdD
Publisher: Brown Christian Press

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