http://amzn.to/1dHPMOS [Kindle free; paper available]
Our lives are filled with in-between times, those times when we are not quite where we would like to be (or where we thought we'd be). Dreams are on hold, prayers seem unanswered, and life can feel hard. And just when we think we have it all together, life happens again! During these times it can be difficult to see God in our situations and trust him with the future.
With empathy and wit, Debbie Alsdorf uses the book of Philippians to encourage women to lean on God, to live one day at a time, to rejoice and not to worry, and to give thanks to God in all circumstances of life. The confidence and peace readers will gain from the perspective presented in this loving book will help them live fully in the moment, in every season of life.
This caught my attention from her bio: “in her thirties, as a young pastor's wife, the Stepford woman crashed and burned. Real life hit and so did depression, discouragement and the stripping away of anything pretty, perfect or polished in her life. She was sure that God could never use her life again.
She began to get real with God about her brokenness and went back to the basics of His Word in order to build a new foundation based solely on His love for her. Step by step she began coming out of the depression, discouragement and fear. Most importantly she began to realize she was God's treasured possession--His woman.”
[From a 5-star review] “Debbie does an excellent job writing as if she was talking to you over coffee. She shares from experience, her struggles and victories. This book guides you through Gods word to find peace. But it also teaches us to trust in the almighty God. Great book for yourself or a bible study group.”