Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Surprised By Grace {review}

Surprised By Grace by Elizabeth Sherrill

About the book: Surprised By Grace

Renowned writer Elizabeth "Tib" Sherrill shares her own faith journey at last! Embrace this page-turner and see God's work in your life every day.

Tib has written for Guideposts magazine for over sixty years, contributed to Daily Guideposts for over twenty-five, and coauthored the best-selling, inspirational adventures of all time with her husband, John, including: The Hiding Place, The Cross and the Switchblade, and God's Smuggler. Yet, Tib's most powerful story ever is this beautifully written, exhilarating memoir.

In it, you'll discover how God's love transformed her life from one of great struggle to one with a clear direction and find inspiration, hope and strength for your own journey.

Enjoy touching stories about Tib's family and close relationships, from her unhappy childhood to John's surprising marriage proposal. Meet her lifelong friend Mea, and her dear father-in-law who was able to see her for the complex person she was even though he was blind. Travel with her to fascinating places across the United States and Europe. And find out how she overcame her poor self-image after a stunning encounter with her Creator.

Elizabeth Sherrill's superb storytelling brings you into every scene, making you laugh and cry many times over. You'll be reminded that God intends hope and freedom for you. You'll also find wonderful insight and encouragement in the uplifting foreword by Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan and in the inspirational "Conversation Starters," particularly useful for women's Bible studies, book clubs, or home groups.
Surprised by Grace will help you understand more deeply how to completely trust God in the toughest times of your life, how to recognize your dependence on Him, and how to allow Him to light your way.

My Thoughts

Many people may recognize Elizabeth’s Sherrill’s name from the books mentioned above she has co-authored and writing for Guideposts for many years.  In Surprised by Grace she writes her story. From her childhood through adulthood,  Elizabeth shares with her readers about her profound sadness during her childhood and her depression as an adult. The traveling she and her husband have done together to research the books she was writing and most importantly  her journey to her faith in God. How God was there even before she gave her life to Him. How He loved her even during those dark times.

Elizabeth and has had some wonderful exciting adventures traveling and met God in some very unexpected places.

I really love reading books that not only share how God worked in someone’s life, but how God uses and molds someone even before they know Him. He loves us and is always pursing us even when we are not aware of it.  I highly recommend reading this book!

Be sure to visit the Litfuse website to learn more about Elizabeth Sherrill.

About the author: 

Elizabeth Sherrill is the author behind the classic best sellers The Hiding Place about Corrie ten Boom, The Cross and the  Switchblade about David Wilkerson, and God's Smuggler about Brother Andrew. She also is a longtime contributor to America's best-loved inspirational magazine Guideposts, and best-selling devotional, Daily Guideposts.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

Yvonne said...

This looks so good. Thanks for the review!