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Friday, April 3, 2015

Devotions from the Garden

Finding Peace and Rest from Your Hurried Life

Nature's miracles and their impact on our lives are celebrated in the ninety devotions in Devotions from the Garden: Finding Peace and Rest from Your Hurried Life. Spending time outdoors, whether in the garden or simply just enjoying natural surroundings, is restorative and transforming. 

Some of the topics include:
  • Living Among Weeds
  • When Roots Go Haywire
  • Untapped Harvest
  • Container Gardening
  • Pallet Gardening

When you slow down and listen to the voice of God as you're getting dirt under your finger nails, the stresses of life lessen and a feeling of peace settles in. There's more to gardening than planting and picking, as anyone who cultivates a crop will tell you. Devotions from the Garden is written especially for those who understand this truth:

"Bottom Line, we need the Lord. Every morning of our life--no matter the season--we are wise to commit the day to Him. When this becomes a life giving habit, we may find ourselves better weather in the winter storms and summer time droughts. We may also find it easier to believe that although our cooler dormant seasons may not look as vibrant as our springs and summers, the spiritual harvest will still come" (p. 203).

Each reflection in this book is short enough to read in a few minutes, but they are written in a way that stay with you. They include Scripture verses, along with prayers at the end of each devotion. The book is gorgeously presented, with color photographs of garden scenes, a ribbon bookmark, and a presentation page.

About the Author
Miriam Drennan is the author of Devotions for the Beach and the Days You Wish You Were There and Soar Above the Madness: Surviving Office Politics Without Losing Your Mind, Your Job, or Your Lunch. She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she enjoys gardening and playing with words. Drop her a line at
The publisher has provided an advanced reading copy through BookLook Bloggers.