Blessed Assurance: Inspirational Short Stories Full of Hope & Strength for Life’s Journey
by Victoria Christopher Murray, Jacquelin Thomas, S. James Guitard, Maurice Gray, Terrance Johnson, and Patricia Haley
Publication Date: Jun 12, 2008
List Price: $19.95
Format: Hardcover, 312 pages
Imprint: Literally Speaking Publishing House
Publisher: Literally Speaking Publishing House
Parent Company: Literally Speaking Publishing House
With all of the chaos, confusion, and uncertainty of life, we all need to know of the blessed assurances that God has for our lives. Blessed Assurance is an enjoyable, empowering, engaging, and encouraging example of the everlasting truth that God can move us from heartache to healing, burden to blessings, depression to deliverance, and from trials to triumphs.Fast-paced, witty, entertaining, and inspirational, the writings are modern day renditions of biblical stories.
In the short story, “The Best of Everything,” based on Hannah, you gain a better level of appreciation and thankfulness for what God has already done in your life, which will provide you with strength to endure in the midst of a crisis as well as give you patience as you await new blessings.
“…Pastor Ford hesitated for a second before she asked, ’Would you want a child if it wasn’t God’s will; if that wasn’t His purpose for your life?”
by Victoria Christopher Murray, National Best-selling Author of Temptation and A Sin and a Shame
“Lust and Lies,“ based on Samson and Delilah, reminds us of the temptations of lust, the importance of honesty, the dangers of sin and the significance of repentance.
“…Lustful rendezvous and misguided love have me lying in the bed while lying to a woman who I know deep down doesn’t really love me…”
by S. James Guitard, National Best-selling Author of Chocolate Thoughts and Delilah’s Revenge Love Lust and Lies
“Traveling Mercies,” based on the parable of the Good Samaritan, teaches us not to place limitations on how and through whom God may send a blessing, and our responsibility to help people whom we often do not know.
“…It was ridiculous for her to even think about getting any more involved, but she couldn’t help herself…”
by Maurice Gray, Popular Author of To Whom Much Is Given
“Baby Blues,” based on Abraham and Sarah, lets us better understand the importance of timing, patience, and consequences of operating in God s permissive will versus God’s perfect will for our lives.
“…I know this is an enormous and, perhaps, bizarre request…I want you to have my husband s baby…”
by Patricia Haley , National Best-selling Author of No Regrets and Still Waters
“A Sprig of Hope,” based on Tamar, acknowledges that tragedy, sadness and betrayal are an unfortunate part of life, and yet ultimately there is healing, restoration and happiness if you place your trust in God.
“…Her delicate beauty haunted him night and day, making her his one obsession…”
by Jacquelin Thomas, National Best-selling Author of Prodigal Husband and Jezebel
“Sword of the Lord,” based on Jephthah, confirms that your past can’t define you if you give your future to God and that everyone at some time or another needs to forgive.
“…I m a fighter, a warrior. Wherever there s a brawl, I try to be in the center…”
by Terrance Johnson, Popular Author of Shades of Black, Eyes of Faith, and Baptism of Fire