|Tyndale House Publishers
|5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x (d)
About the Author
Tricia Lott Williford writes and speaks about faith in the face of loss and hope when the miracle isn't yours. With transparency, joy, and a captivating voice, she shares the hard pieces of her story-and the redemption God offers. Tricia is the author of Just You. Wait.; You Can Do This; And Life Comes Back; and Let's Pretend We're Normal. She lives in Colorado with her family, and she co-hosts the podcast "Let's Talk Soon" with her brother, Rob.
Table of Contents
Introduction: This Book Is for You 1
1 Let's Start At The Very Beginning: Claiming a Posture 11
2 But Maybe Don't Start At The Very Beginning: Figuring Out What to Read 19
3 Modern-Day Psalmist: Make It Yours 27
4 How Is This "A Future And A Hope"?: Understand the Promises 43
5 After The Earthquake: Unbuilding to Rebuild 55
6 When I Didn't Know: Discovering the Only Rule That Really Matters 67
7 Imagine That Dinner Table: Know the People 81
8 Even If He Doesn't: When God Says No 93
9 In The Margins of Your Actual Days: For When You Have No Time 103
10 Fear: The Inhale and Exhale of Truth 113
11 Worship: Living Out of the Overflow 121
12 Together Work: That Time with the Loaves and the Fishes 127
13 Quicksand: When You Know Just What to Say 137
Fifteen Things to Know As You Navigate The Bible 154
What People are Saying About This
Reading Tricia Lott Williford is like sitting down with a friend who is crazy smart but so warm, funny, and relatable that you’re fascinated and not the least bit intimidated. Her perfectly-named new work is exactly the kind of book you want to press into the hands of others with a wink and a nod at the title. In This Book Is for You, Tricia leads us on a winsome journey through knowing, loving, and navigating the Bible, not as a know-it-all tour guide but as an empathetic fellow pilgrim. This book is for you. And for everyone you know.
This book is like a deep breath of refreshing air after a summer rain shower. It’s not just a collection of real-life stories and relatable Scripture for each of us in today’s spirit-oppressive environment. It’s a how-to: how to fall in love with the One who first chose you—the intimate lover of your soul. We need his most excellent words of comfort, promise, and hope now more than ever. What an appropriate and wonderful double entendre title: This Book Is for You. Yep. On both counts. Tricia’s short chapters and conversational writing style compel you to keep turning her pages for more. And her pages point you directly to his pages. The chapter-ending “Practice for Your Actual Life” personal-application exercises are spiritually eye-opening and perspectively game-changing. Highly recommend!
I’m in absolute awe of what Tricia has created here. Whether you’re new to studying the Bible or you’ve been doing it for decades, you’ll come away from this book with a new love for the Scripture. This book is for you because God is for you. He craves for us to be people who understand the importance of learning to study his Word ourselves, not merely content on being spoon-fed the thoughts of others. Tricia writes in a magical way that makes you feel like you’re simply having coffee with her. You’ll come away understanding the hows and whys to studying the Bible in an attainable way. Grab a highlighter, friend—you’re going to need it.
Winsome, warm, down-to-earth. Thanks to Tricia’s wise and gentle guidance, I found my love for God’s Word rekindled, and I didn’t even think I needed a renewed perspective. I can’t wait to share this book with friends and family all along the spiritual journey. No matter your past or current relationship with the Bible, Tricia’s book is for you.
Tricia is a trusted and winsome guide, taking us gently by the hand, inviting us to look into God’s Word—either as a cynical longtime student or a curious bystander. What a delightful experience to have such a thoughtful guide to her beloved Bible. With the depth of a sage, she kindly concludes each chapter with practices for our actual life. This is a book you will underline and highlight. Read slowly and savor.