For those of you who have followed this blog since it began, I am eternally grateful. Your encouragement has been phenomenal, and I have cherished every exchange. I am so excited to tell you that I have turned this little blog into a book…and until September 13th @ 11:59p.m., you can get FREE SHIPPING if you preorder it! Just go to our website (http://www.living-legacy-ministries.com/publishing) to order your copy today! Books will be shipped after October 5th.
Here’s what some of my favorite people said about the book. (I cry every time I read their words):
“This open file of life experiences will be your go to when you need a fresh perspective during the most demanding of days. You will laugh. You will cry. You will not feel alone in your journey.”–Adair Moorefield, fellow sojourner, mother of 2
“In the breathless world of iPhone notifications and extracurricular everything, Blessons offers us a moment to stop, to catch our breath, and to remember that this world’s clock has not bound God’s timeless hands. ChristiAnna Coats invites us into her reflections on an ordinary life that feels close to home but helps us to see the God who often goes unnoticed when life stays ordinary and home stays close. If the Christian life is lived forwards but understood backwards (Kierkegaard), this is a book that demonstrates the possibility of hindsight in a world that puts life on fast-forward. In that way, Coats shows us what it means to think like a Christian and thus how to speak like a Christian–not through the mystical way of escape, not through the political way of protest, not through the pious way of perfection, but through the human way of remembering. The God in these pages is a God who is real enough to remember and true enough to transform our memory. I have no doubt that anyone who encounters these testimonies will remember this God as well, even if for the first time.”
-Jeremy Spainhour, fellow reflector, father of 3
I’m so emotional about this whole endeavor. I cried when I read my ISBN number. I cried when I saw the cover. I don’t know what I’ll do when the actual hold-me-in-my-hands book arrives at my door….
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So, so, so very proud of you! Thank you for opening your life and the word of the Lord to so many people!
love you dearly sweet friend!
Coat’s reflections translates Kierkegaard’s theology for those who are loading the boys for soccer practice trying to catch her breath. To mom’s getting their daughter to her Christmas play just in time. Kierkegaard’s effort was to deliver the church from shame while most theologians were preaching guilt. I feel relief from the shame I suffer while reading Blessons. Most of which I’ve wilfully surrendered. Solid theologian. For all parents seeking grace while getting the kids to school. Late. Again.
Thomas Spainhour, father of three.