Winter's Promise: Hope-Filled Reflections for the Difficult Seasons

Winter's Promise: Hope-Filled Reflections for the Difficult Seasons

by Ken Gire



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ISBN-13: 9780736956499
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 4.60(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ken Gire is the award-winning author of more than 20 books including The Divine Embrace and Intimate Moments with the Savior. A full-time writer and speaker, Ken is the founder of Reflective Living, a nonprofit ministry devoted to helping people learn how to slow down so they can experience life more deeply, especially life with God and other people. Ken is a graduate of Texas Christian University and Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Judy, live in Colorado.

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Winter's Promise: Hope-Filled Reflections for the Difficult Seasons 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Theophilusfamily More than 1 year ago
   Ken Gire sure knows how to write!  I have only read one previous book by him, Peace in the Storm but he has written many more: The Divine Embrace, Windows of the Soul, Seeing What is Sacred, etc. Winter's Promise is composed of selections from those full length works.  Mr. Gire's writing translates well to devotional reading. Each one or two page portion is uplifting in the best sense of the word.  As the subtitle states, these are reflections for life's difficult seasons. Life's winter. The reflections have titles like Broken Hallelujah, Dormant in the Soil, Blessed Company in the Waiting, and A Soft Voice in the Routine. He talks about dark nights of the soul and days wandering in the desert. He is honest about the times when we tremble and wait for the dawn and about the spirit-parching troubles that sap us dry of hope. Yet Mr. Gire keeps pointing out the shine of stars in the dark and the tiny streams in the desert that appear and encourage us to hang on. And more than those signs, he points us to the Sign Maker, who sustains us even when He is silent, who meets us in the Word and all over the world, and who feeds us at a good table amidst the ruins.  This book is quiet, beautiful, observant, relevant, and sensitive. Here are a few quotes to savor. "The closest communion with God comes, I believe, through the sacrament of tears. Just as grapes are crushed to make wine and grain to make bread, so the crushing experiences of life produce the elements of this sacrament. I think of the tears I have cried over the years, and by pooling them into one place I can see rippling in it a reflection of myself." "When we live out lives with an inner stillness, the way a weaned child rests against his mother, we get a sense not only of oneness with the Father but a certainty of His purpose in our lives. Love comes when we rest against our Father's chest. Joy comes when we catch the rhythms of His heart.  Peace comes when we live in harmony with those rhythms." Thank you Harvest House for my review copy.