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Sure as the Sunrise by Emily Ley

Sure as the Sunrise 100 Morning Meditations on God’s Mercy and Delight by Emily Ley is a collection of 100 sweet devotions. Each devotion encourages readers to actively pursue positivity and make time for things that matter. The daily devotions are very short and quick to read. Decluttering, prioritizing, and resting are encouraged (and appreciated). While the devotional book is not time-consuming, it does help the reader focus her day. Fans of Emily Ley will really enjoy this devotional book!

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The anchor verse for this book is beautiful: The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue. Fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise. Lamentations 3:22-23 GNT

Each week includes five daily devotions and a weekly reflection. Read the book for 20 weeks to enjoy the devotional experience. Reading this book is a reminder that God does not change. His love and mercy is dependable.

I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley.

Book Description

Do your days sometimes feel uncertain and chaotic? Do you wonder if what you’re doing each day matters in the grand scheme of life? Are you seeking calm and peace amid turmoil? In Sure as the Sunrise, bestselling author Emily Ley offers inspiration and reassurance that God’s mercy, delight, and provision are as sure as the sunrise–and ready to greet you each morning with hope and joy.

Reading Sure as the Sunrise is like having coffee with your best friend each morning. With vulnerability and relatability, Emily shares her own stories and struggles, while also giving you permission to stop and check in with yourself–how are you doing, really? Every five days of devotions are separated with additional inspiration or space for personal reflection. If you are the type of person who loves starting your day with a planner or Bible in hand, this is a wonderful tool to add God’s delight to your days. Or, if you need help creating a morning routine to put more calm and joy in your day, this book can help you do it. This devotional is perfect for those:

  • Looking for a fresh start
  • Struggling through hard times and needing reminders that God has not forgotten you
  • Trying to transform your morning routine
  • Searching for God in the sacred, ordinary moments of life
  • Wanting to start your day with God
  • Seeking reminders of God’s perfect consistency, faithfulness, and mercy when the world is uncertain and unpredictable

This 100-day devotional will make a wonderful gift for fans of Emily and the Simplified brand and for those who are looking for uplifting, biblical readings to inspire them and help start their days. This book is a perfect gift for:

  • Christmas
  • The New Year
  • Birthdays
  • Mother’s Day
  • Or any occasion that celebrates a fresh start

When everything else in the world feels unsure, ever-changing, Sure as the Sunrise reminds us that God is almighty, forever, and dependable. God shows us that sometimes a fresh start isn’t found in a magnificent transformation, but in focusing our hearts on the signs, the slivers, the surprises and delights right in front of us. There is magic in the ordinary if we dare to see it and create it.

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The Secret Garden Devotional by Rachel Dodge

As a gardener, I was immediately attracted to “The Secret Garden Devotional” by Rachel Dodge. What a joy to open the pages and discover beautiful art inside. The drawings are worthy of a collector’s bookshelf. The words on each daily page are wonderfully written. I especially like the connection between the original Secret Garden and this modern devotional. Very impressive and likable!

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There are 30 devotional stories in this book. These stories connect with chapters in The Secret Garden book. I especially like how the author lists the book chapters alongside her devotions.  This book is filled with Bible verses, personal application, and prayer. The artwork is fabulous!

This is a perfect gift for a gardener (like me). My coffee table at home is stacked with garden books. My daily planner is garden-themed and green. I’ll read this book daily while sipping some herbal tea. This book is so amazing, I’ll probably give a few copies to my family and friends, along with a live plant.

I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and purchased a printed copy for my library.

Book Description

Devotional Inspiration from Mary Lennox’s Beautifully Mysterious Secret Garden

The Secret Garden Devotional offers lovely inspiration that explores the themes of faith, family, contentment, wisdom, and joy in the classic Frances Hodgson Burnett novel, cherished by generations of readers.

Each reading corresponds with a chapter from the book and invites you to embrace God’s guiding hand in your life as you are becoming His new creation. With themes of growth, spiritual nourishment, God’s love, and care, and His transforming power, this beautiful chapter-by-chapter devotional includes original artwork throughout. Each reading includes examples from the novel, scripture, life application, and prayers perfect for groups, book clubs, or personal reflection.

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