This Book Is for You: Loving God's Words in Your Actual Life

This Book Is for You: Loving God's Words in Your Actual Life

by Tricia Lott Williford
This Book Is for You: Loving God's Words in Your Actual Life

This Book Is for You: Loving God's Words in Your Actual Life

by Tricia Lott Williford


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This is a book about falling in love with the Bible . . . that feels nothing like reading a book about the Bible.
This Book Is for You will help you learn that the Bible has something life-changing to say about who you are, where you are, and the God who is in the midst of it. When you finish this book, you just might say, “I see what she did here. I didn’t realize it, but I was learning while I was laughing. She invited me into a dialogue about things I didn’t know I wanted to learn. She stirred within me a love for the Bible, but it didn’t hurt at all.”

This Book Is for You invites you into the author’s life using stories, humor, and charm, revealing how the Bible has become Tricia Lott Williford’s daily lifeline. Regardless of your notions of the Bible, Tricia will help you engage with it as a living, meets-me-where-I’m-at thing.

Tricia is not a seminarian. She is a lover of God’s Word. She is not a highbrow academician. She is educated as a grade school teacher who sometimes uses comic relief to make her point. She is not a theologian, a Bible teacher, or even a Bible scholar. Tricia is a lover of messy people; a mom of two teenage boys who are likely late for school and wearing mismatched socks. She has been known to absent-mindedly doodle in the margins of overdue library books. She has battled depression and anxiety to degrees that have nearly drowned her. She has begged the Lord for miracles that only He could provide. And somewhere in the midst of all that, she fell hopelessly in love with the Word of God as a light to her next step and the air for her next breath.

Now Tricia wants you to experience this too.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641582766
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 08/17/2021
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 334,996
Product dimensions: 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

Epilogue 151

Fifteen Things to Know As You Navigate The Bible 154

Acknowledgments 158

Notes 161

What People are Saying About This

Maggie Wallem Rowe

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.

Debora M. Coty

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!

Teresa Swanstrom Anderson

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.

Angie Ward

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.

Don Pape

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.

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