Serenity to Accept (Grant Us Grace, #3)

Serenity to Accept (Grant Us Grace, #3)

by Elizabeth Maddrey

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BN ID: 2940153390284
Publisher: JoNaTiMa Books
Publication date: 08/11/2016
Series: Grant Us Grace , #3
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 197,112
File size: 4 MB

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Serenity to Accept 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How can a woman victimized as a child then following a life of sinning because she does not realize her worth, learn her true value and learn about true love? Only through forgiveness by the true grace offered by God through the sanctifying blood of Jesus Christ.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this series , couldn't put it down. Very skillfully woven messsge.
ShoweSH More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Maddrey is a talented author with the ability to deal with real life issues that face Christians in an appropriate and compassionate manner.  Such is the case with Serenity to accept.  The main character, Karin Reid, was a victim of sexual abuse many years earlier, but through this story the reader sees and feels her lasting pain.  Another theme in this book is abstinence and it challenges which can be a achieved when Godly principals and practical wisdom are applied.  Three cheers for Jason as he sees the value in following God’s instructions of not becoming involved with a woman who is not a Christian The story line and the characters are so well written that you become involved with their lives and find yourself cheering them on from the sidelines.  Maddrey does a wonderful job of incorporating the characters from the first two books in the Grant Us Grace series, Wisdom to Know and Courage to Change, into the story, that they feel like friends.  Knowing the issues the other characters have dealt with makes it fun to encounter them again and see the progress they’ve made in their own lives and relationships.  While this is the third book in this series, it is a stand alone book. Elizabeth Maddrey has quickly become one of my favorite authors, and I look forward to reading more books by this talented author.
MizBanks More than 1 year ago
Serenity to Accept, the third installment of the Grant Us Grace series, by Elizabeth Maddrey successfully holds to the traditions of Christian ChickLit. It's clean and wholesome and everything ties up nicely at the end.  Maddrey does a great job of seamless transitioning main characters throughout the series from Kevin and Lydia (#1) to Phil and Allison (#2) to Jason and Karin. This book is well written in that makes sense and is easy to follow, but it also has a very typical story line that makes this only a satisfactory read - there's nothing that makes me want to read the fourth if there is one.  Admittedly, it wasn't as predictable as I'd originally thought it would be. I actually expected a car accident to keep up with the theme from the first two in the series. Reading this book I thought it'd be best suited for high school seniors and college-aged women.  _______________________________________________________________________ I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a written review on my blog.
TWJ_Magazine More than 1 year ago
I was honored to review the first novel in Elizabeth's "Grant Us Grace" series and really enjoyed her characters and her story. When asked to review the third book, of course I said yes. Karin Reid is a nurse working in the NICU, the unit for critically ill infants. She doesn't have many friends, and relationships just never seem to work for her. With her brother new to faith in Christ and her best friend being more of a discourager than an encourager, where can she find hope? Dr. Jason Garcia is new to the emergency room and already on every female's radar. It's evident that his faith is very real to him, and he's quick to discourage any romantic interest that comes his way...until he meets Karin. Phil and his fiance end up getting Karin to church and a social gathering, where she meets 'Dr. Hottie' face to face, and sparks fly. Just how genuine is Jason's faith, and will it make a difference in his friendship with Karin? Once again, Elizabeth has impressed with her ability to tell a fictional story as if it truly happened. Each character is carefully developed and could easily walk into your church, your coffee shop or run into you at the grocery store and strike up a conversation. The story told in "Serenity To Accept" has a motion picture feel. I could see each scene play out on the big screen in my imagination, which is a unique quality I don't find in much fiction these days. Elizabeth also writes with relevance, tackling the complicated questions of faith and relationships without tossing out textbook solutions. Her fiction makes you think and challenges what you believe to be truth. Her characters struggle in their everyday lives just as regular people struggle, and her stories almost grant permission to the reader, that it is okay if you're not perfect and don't have it all figured out. The reader is in for some surprises in this book, and many of them aren't pleasant. Karin has legitimate reasons for being more of a loner, and only Jesus can free her from the chains of her past. The Christians in the story are the kind you want to have around you in real life: true, genuine believers who are flawed and honest about their walks with God. So, how much did I love "Serenity to Accept"? So much that I immediately purchased a copy of the one I missed, book #2 ("Courage to Change")! Elizabeth Maddrey has earned a spot on my 'must read' list of authors, and I hope she keeps writing real issue faith fiction for today's reader. (The Wordsmith Journal strives to guide readers to books of personal interest, with the understanding and respect that what appeals to some may not appeal to others. Therefore we attempt to keep our reviews focused on content, genre and style. The rating is necessary to make use of Goodreads and Amazon. It reflects the reviewer’s own level of enjoyment, but the review is intended to be informative for the benefit of all readers.)
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
Serenity to Accept is book three in the Grant Us Grace series. I have read book two, Courage to Change, and eagerly awaited the opportunity to read and review this book. I am happy to say that Serenity to Accept is every bit as good as Courage to Change. Karin is a NICU nurse who is not a believer. Although she has a loving brother, she is still dealing with the lingering scars from an abusive past. Jason is an ER doctor and a believer. Even though Jason knows that he is not to be unequally yoked in a relationship with a nonbeliever, he finds himself drawn to Karin and their friendship quickly turns into love. Jason wrestles what to do with these feelings he has for Karin and what it will mean to their relationship if she ever does accept Christ. Meanwhile, Karin is exploring the possibility of trusting her life to Christ. But, is her motivation to pursue God about her faith or about developing a deeper relationship with Jason? After various complications and misunderstandings, will these two be able to overcome the obstacles that arise from past hurts in their lives to form a future together that will honor God? I really enjoyed Karin and Jason’s story. I received a complimentary copy of Serenity to Accept from the publisher through BookCrash in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
J4Life5 More than 1 year ago
Karin Reid, a NICU nurse notices good-looking ER doc Jason Garcia as soon as she sees him in the hospital cafeteria. Dr. Garcia also notices Karin, but he is a Christian committed to only dating Christians, and Karin has little interest in God. After Karin's brother and his fiancee trick her into attending church with them and they run into Jason, Karin and Jason begin a friendship. Karin's interest in God grows as Karin and Jason grow closer together. The question is, are they more interested in each other or in following God's will for their lives? This is the first book I've read by Elizabeth Maddrey, but it certainly won't be the last. I am always looking for new authors because when you read as much as I do, you can go through all the books an author has written fairly quickly. Maddrey is definitely one of my new favorites. She does a nice job interweaving different characters, while keeping each of their story lines interesting and relevant. I also think she did a great job with the messages in the book. It was nice to read about the questions Karin had as a new believer and the way her friends answered them in a very clear style. I also really liked the way Karin and Jason waited on God's will for their lives, even though it was difficult for them, and is sometimes difficult for us. Maddrey also was not afraid to introduce serious topics of abuse and parent/child relationships and struggles in her book. I think she did a good job with the topic and I think the resources at the end of the book might be particularly helpful for people needing them. This book is a nice contemporary romance that had some nice twists and surprises in it. I think a lot of different people would enjoy this book. If you enjoy nice, clean romances encouraging a God-centered approach to romantic love, you will enjoy this book.