Here at (in)courage we’ve found one thing to be very true: our heartaches may be different, but our hearts are the same. That’s what you’ll find in this space: stories from women in every season of life — women who have been there, women who understand. We don’t hold back, sugarcoating our experiences and tying them up with a pretty bow.
We live with courage, into and through the painful to see the glory God brings despite our circumstances. And then we write. We write so that you don’t feel alone, so that you know there is hope yet to come. We’ve written these stories here for more than eleven years, and now you can hold some of those in your hands.
We’re thrilled to introduce the next (in)courage book — Take Heart: 100 Devotions to Seeing God When Life’s Not Okay.
We compiled this book with you, our beloved (in)courage reader, in mind. We know life has been hard. Life is definitely not always okay. And the stories in this book will walk beside you when your heart needs a boost. In this beautiful book, we’ve gathered unique and diverse stories from the (in)courage community that offer heartfelt encouragement for difficult times.
This collection of courageous stories from forty-four different authors is where you can find your story reflected. From struggling with weight, anxiety, and depression to suffering through miscarriage and grieving the death of a husband. From experiencing injustice and questioning our purpose to walking through church disappointments, loneliness, and infertility. The Take Heart writers share from the depth of their hearts and experience so that you will know beyond a doubt that you are not alone and that you are (and always have been) loved.
Take Heart: 100 Devotions to Seeing God When Life’s Not Okay is full of reflections of God’s heart, sure to help anyone share a meaningful gift with a close loved one facing life’s challenges. Our prayer is that this collection of stories will become a place your soul can find a kindred, where you know that you have a place to belong just as you are.
This book is an offering of hope, from one heart to another — sister to sister, friend to friend. We can’t wait to help you take heart.
Bev @ Walking Well With God says
So excited to see this new (in)courage devotional coming out. I gave the previous (in)courage devotional (A Moment to Breathe) to family and friends as gifts and it was so well received that they asked me how to order so that they could give it, in turn, to their friends and family. I know this, “Take Heart” devotional is SO timely because life, right now, is not okay. Don’t know of anyone who couldn’t use a word of encouragement in order to “Take heart!” I’ll be ordering…
ps. I’m giving away a copy of the first (in)courage devotional at my blog this week. Purchase a copy of this”Take Heart” devotional, and then comment on or subscribe to my blog and I’ll enter you twice in the drawing and you’ll be doubly blessed. http://walkingwellwithgod.blogspot.com
Becky Keife says
That’s so awesome, Bev! Thank you for your generous support! Only God could have orchestrated the timing of this book, as Take Heart was planned out nearly a year before COVID and all the other hard, not okay stuff in our world took center stage. It definitely feels like a “for such a time as this” book.
Beth Williams says
I love devotional books. Can’t wait to download this & read the great devotions from wonderful Christian writers. This book could not have come at a better time for the country. Many women desperately need to hear a word from God. Life isn’t rosy & we don’t know what the future holds. We can hold onto Jesus & His infallible word.
Camilla Hubbard says
HOLD ON TO JESUS
There are hard things we have to bear
Some struggles and some strife,
Ill health that causes wear and tear
And uncertainties are rife.
God may not choose to send us pain
Or it may be in His will,
But He will use it for our gain
If we but trust Him still.
He’ll bring us strength and comfort
And hope, to carry on,
Uphold us in each effort
When our own strength is gone.
The darkest strands within our lives
Illuminate the gold,
And underlying joy revives
When to His Name we hold.
He is forever Father-kind
And in His infinite love
He has our very best in mind,
Till we join Him in Heaven above.
Camilla Diann 30.6.2006
Isaiah 41:13 NIV “For I am the Lord, your God,
who takes hold of your right hand and says
to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”