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Dorina is an author, speaker, teacher, foodie, and trail runner. She helps people chase God's glory down unexpected trails and flourish in their callings. Her books include Breathing Through Grief, Kailani's Gift and Chasing God's Glory. Dorina and her hubby Shawn are raising three courageous daughters in Central California.

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  1. My daughter has started a Little Free Library, and this book would be a great addition. She is always looking for multicultural stories to include and inspire young readers. Of course, I would read it first. We too are Glory chasers.

  2. And we do not have to chase long or far…for His glory is all around us! We just have to know how to look for it! This book looks like such a sweet way to teach my grandchildren (and to remind myself) how to chase after His glory. I can’t wait to read it!

  3. What a sweet message! I find children’s messages to be so helpful to this old gal more than the adult messages I hear on Sunday mornings! Thank you.

  4. I know I will love this story of glory- chasing. As a mom of two and a Sunday school teacher, I always find God’s glory such a fascinating term to describe. I am ordering one copy for my church library now.

  5. What a beautiful story you have and how the word glory has and is all around us. This book would be an awesome one for my grandchildren to have and know that there is glory everywhere and that God is glory!

  6. Hi Everyone,

    I am the mother of three daughters. It’s wonderful to be reminded of those quiet times (mostly in my carpooling days) when no one could escape my hugs and smiles while I told interesting short stories to get my points across to my girls. I would usually start by saying, all buckled in our seatbelts? Then I would say something like, “let’s make this ride interesting.” My youngest daughter, Vanessa, caught on quickly to my agenda. Smile

    She wouldn’t immediately say “no thank you mom” but she would listen quietly with much thought and then pose her version of things slightly differently. I would laugh and say, “ well, let’s really make this ride interesting.” Still influencing my child to choose the best outcome with a reward. Smile

    “Chasing God’s Glory” sounds refreshing and rewarding for our children and reminders to the parents, grandparents and caregivers. I look forward to getting my hands on this book real soon.

    Enjoy your day and keep your smile in place.

    I love you all.

    Brenda
    A Mother With A Plan

  7. I love this! I’m happy more books like this are coming into the world. I wrote a book titled God and Me at the Sea (Kregel), which also has an intimate feel, like yours. Praying for more and more books in the world like these. Kids need to know how joyful seeking God can be – how rewarding and beautiful and pure! God bless you and your books. I will make sure to request this one at my local library .

  8. Dorina,
    I love this! As a mom, I don’t think there was anything I wanted more than for my children to chase after God’s glory and to know Him intimately. “Glory” is not static; it’s active. The verbs you use, challenge me to discover, hunt, chase, and reflect God’s glory. Today, let me be about tracing and reflecting His glory even when the moments are challenging.
    Blessings,
    Bev

  9. Thank you for this message. I needed to hear this and I am so excited to take this to my grandchildren. Looking forward to getting this book and sharing it with my littles. As I was reading this I had another thought, that during my day I need to be more mindful to recognize God’s glory but I am going to reflect on those things as the end of the day. Maybe write those down in a journal or on a piece of paper and daily put them in a jar. At the end of the year, pull them out and reflect on God’s glory found and noticed, throughout the past year.

    • Writing down your glory sightings at the end of the day is a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing the book with your grandkids!

  10. I am a former preschool teacher at Christian setting for 26 years, now care for the 3 grands and may soon be back in the teaching life again as the grands grow and do not need the all day care. I have so MANY Christian books, but never too many! Love this theme… Chasing God’s Glory! It’s every where, reminding us of the MULTITUDE of blessings He ABUNDANTLY provides us with each and every day! Thank you

  11. Wow! What a beautiful example of someone who has struggled but kept going, all the while looking for God’s Glory. I’m trying to figure out who I could give this book to, as my children and grandchildren are grown!
    It’s beautiful! Thank you

  12. I love this! I always stop and take a moment to thank God for the beautiful sky, flowers, water, etc so I guess I’m a glory chaser too! I try to point it out to others also. This book would be perfect for my 5 year old grandson to help remind him God’s glory is everywhere and always with us.

  13. I love the premise of your book! I try to appreciate God’s gifts every day especially in nature. I guess I never thought of it as chasing God’s glory though! Now I have a whole new way of approaching it. Sometimes I think my children and grandchildren tire of me mentioning how beautiful the flowers, trees, or even the snow is, but I keep the comments flowing. Now I’ll remind them that I’m chasing God’s glory and hopefully this new spin on things will have them doing it too!
    Thank you!
    Beverly

  14. I love the way you express this idea of seeing God’s glory all around us. Here on the Florida Panhandle, our pines develop crosses on top every spring, right before Easter. I love that reminder of God’s glory. It reminds me to look up often.

  15. Thank you for the reminder and challenge to discover and reflect God’s glory anytime anywhere. Reminds me of 2 Corinthians 3:18
    “And we all, with unveiled faces, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”

  16. This sounds like just what I need and to share with others: a reminder to chase after God’s glory.

  17. I am blessed with nine grandchildren and two great-grands!! What precious souls that God has entrusted me to share Jesus with and guide them to know Jesus! I can’t think of anything better to give the new great-grands this Easter than this book “Glory Chaser”!

    I am excited to order it for them.. thank you for your wonder work in this children’s ministry!!

  18. Dorina I don’t want to win the book. It does sound a wonderful book. Chasing God’s Glory. I have no kids. I would know someone to give to. But allow you give it to someone you like. We see God’s Glory every day when he wakes us to enjoy another day in his beautiful world. No matter who we are. Should it be a baby toddler kid or an adult. No matter what the weather doing we can see the beauty in every thing we look at. Like the sky the birds the trees and after it been raining sometimes. We get to see the beautiful Rainbow and all it’s beautiful colours. Then we get to see the grass and if we live in a place like me we have fields all around us. In those fields we can see sheep and cows etc. Plus like me have water and see the swans and ducks. All their pretty colours. Plus all the flower like daffodils that grow up in the forests. Plus all the other pretty flowers. All this is to me is chasing God glory of the beauty of his world. That he wakes us up that can see to enjoy every day. That we take for granted. It reminds me of song I learnt at Sunday School when small. It reminds me that he our God made this world and that he got me and you in his hands too. It is. “He Got The Whole World In His Hands And In His Hands He Got Me And You Brother” how true that song is. He has us in his hands and the whole world. As he made the world our Lord. As it tell us that in his word the Bible. In Genesis 1 v 1. So we’re Chasing God’s Glory every we look. We have to thank God for the beauty of it and waking us up every day to enjoy it. I say Amen to that. Thank you Dorina for todays reading. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

  19. I hope to be a glory-chaser! My husband and I are in the adoption process and would love to begin to build our little one’s library with this beautiful faith-centered children’s book.

  20. What a sweet, simple, amazing way to teach our children and remind ourselves of God’s perfect glory that’s all around us!

  21. This is an awesome way to show children God’s glory in a beautiful and exciting manner. God bless you and your children.

  22. Will read it first! Had Glory as my “word for a year” a few years ago, but could use it every year, forever, as His glory is never ending. Plan to give this copy to the grandchild of a friend.

  23. Such a powerful book for teaching and shaping the hearts, minds, and souls of children everywhere!

  24. In 2020, when we experienced the Pandemic, my husband and I began taking more walks in our neighborhood. It was during that time that I noticed and appreciated more the Glory of God’s creation – the flowers, the blueness of the sky, the lawns beginning to green. In my busy life before the Pandemic, I saw these things but didn’t really notice. I am happy to say at that point, I truly became a Glory Chaser!

  25. Dorina,

    Congratulations on yet another book! It will bless many a young family! What a unique idea being a glory chaser. Like you I need to train my brain & eyes to look for & see God’s marvelous glory all around me. It can be hard sometimes when all seems dark & dreary. Recounting the times & trials He has brought me through helps to know that He is working on my behalf now-even if I can’t see it right away. Reciting Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you.” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you & not for harm. To give you a hope & a future.” Is yet another tool.

    Sending a “how are you?” text, phone call or a simple smile & hey are ways to share God’s glory with others. I volunteer with Loaves & Fishes food bank. When handing out meals I often tell them God bless you-praying for you. That means so much to them. It shows that people really do care for them. Sometimes people tell us their stories & we pray for them right there. It’s in the little details that make the biggest difference. Count me as a glory chaser!!

    Blessings 🙂

  26. Thank you for sharing a difficult story of your loss and grief “But God”… That is what I add when sharing my loss thru divorce. I also raised 3 kids alone , with often no money BUT GOD always provided for us in creative ways. For example, a friend who spent hours teaching me how to buy and prepare meals cheaply; my Bible Study providing gift cards and cash and prayers to heal my broken heart; my church giving a new bike for my daughter; my sons getting scholarships for school and clothing. Chasing God’s Glory, seeing His path through!

  27. Thank you for sharing a difficult story of your loss and grief “But God”… That is what I add when sharing my loss thru divorce. I also raised 3 kids alone , with often no money BUT GOD always provided for us in creative ways. For example, a friend who spent hours teaching me how to buy and prepare meals cheaply; my Bible Study providing gift cards and cash and prayers to heal my broken heart; my church giving a new bike for my daughter; my sons getting scholarships for school and clothing. Chasing God’s Glory, seeing His path through!