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Did You Know ~ I’ve written my 2nd book?

Hi Friends!

Hope you are keeping cool in this hot, muggy weather.

Yes, it’s true. My second book will hopefully be out this fall. It’s way different than my first book, “Fresh Hope … Cleveland.” This time I’ve written a cool devotional book.  Below is the back cover copy which will tell you a lot more about the book.

Enjoy your weekend.

God bless you!

Nanci

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▪ New Back Cover Copy ▪

Nanci’s Devotional Book

 More Precious Than Gold

Words of Strength, Encouragement, and Wisdom

In this busy and chaotic world a loving and trustworthy friend is calling you. You may have forgotten Him. But He hasn’t forgotten you. Now is the time, friend, to learn about God and experience Him in a real and authentic way.

“More Precious Than Gold” is Nanci’s new devotional book. It’s a unique collection of 31 essays sharing God’s heart (His perspective) on everyday issues that we all deal with including messages on: Happy Habits, Perfect Love, The 5 Love Languages, Gratitude, Mentality Tenacity ~ Strong-Minded Faith, Waiting, Wholeness ▪ Healing, Find the Gift, Take a Drink of Great Happiness,  Things Happen for You, Get Wisdom, Purpose, The Green Bean Club + more.

It’s simple. Nourish your soul through reading, writing, meditating on scripture, and praying. Then, take a few minutes to tune out the noise of our culture and the expectations of others to reflect [consider, think about, or ponder] the goodness already present in your life: Learn to let go of all the rest. Maybe you remember? It was 1964. The Beatles were new here on the scene. And you? You talked with your Aunt Mary on her back porch. She listened. That kept the blues away and there was no need for counseling or medication. Today, everything is different and the hurried-pace of life creates stress that drains us all. That’s why you need the kind of reflection, self-reflection, that the book shares. It can help you live smarter and with a whole lot more joy.

So, dear friend, through the pages of the book, come and spend time with the most trustworthy friend of allGod. You’ll not only learn about Him, but you’ll find He’s a God who loves you and longs for you to draw near to Him.

Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.

James 4:8a – English Standard Version

 

 

 

 

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July 6, 2019 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

News on Nanci’s New Book, “More Precious Than Gold”

Hi!

Just wanted to share that my new devotional book is expected to be released is fall. The title of the book is “More Precious Than Gold.” The subtitle is “Words of Strength, Encouragement, and Wisdom. It’s totally different than my first book. I may use this blog (put in some new furnishings) or get a new one.

Make it a great day!
God bless you!
Nanci

May 30, 2019 at 4:45 pm Leave a comment

News to Share

Hi!

The something I have to share is the new back cover copy for my new book, “Take a Seat  on this Park Bench.” Still much to do on the book. It will probably be ready this May — I’m hoping! The text is below.

Make it a great weekend!

God Bless You!

Nanci

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Hanging out with friends, that’s cool. Yet in this busy and chaotic world another much more trusted friend is calling you. You may have forgotten Him. But He has not forgotten you. Now is the time friend to learn about God and experience Him in a real and authentic way.

Have you ever wanted to have just a few quality minutes to sit by yourself and reflect on your day or things that you’re passionate about? Well, here’s a way to get your wish and more. Nanci’s new book Take a Seat on This Park Bench is a unique devotional book which shares a collection of essays. The book is divided into four different sections sharing messages of strength, encouragement, well-being, and personal development. Devotional pages for reflection appear after each essay and in the back of the book. They provide you with ways to nourish your soul through reading, writing, meditating on scripture, and praying. Through the pages of the book, hang out with this trustworthy friend — God. You’ll not only learn about Him, but you’ll find He’s a God who loves you and longs for you to draw near to Him.

Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.

James 4:8a – English Standard Version (ESV)

 

February 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

A Little More About My Devotional Book: Take A Seat On This Park Bench

Hi! Happy Tuesday to You! Thanks for coming by today!

Today I’m sharing what you’ll see on the back cover of my new book. It will give you an idea what the book’s about.

Back Cover Copy

 Take a Seat on This Park Bench: Essays for Strength, Encouragement, and Healthy Living with Devotional Pages to Help You Grow Closer to God

One night I heard a Christian psychiatrist being interviewed on TV. He was asked if more people today are depressed and go for counseling than say 40 – 50 years ago. Without blinking an eye the doctor answered “yes” to both parts of the question. He went on to say that one of the reasons for the depression and the increased need for counseling was that we no longer take time to reflect on our lives. The word reflect grabbed my attention. As a result, I was inspired to combine contemporary informative topics into a new book that also presents spiritual truths to help you grow closer to God.

In Take a Seat on This Park Bench you’ll be encouraged to explore your faith through a series of essays and descriptive devotionals. Each devotional is written just as if you were sitting on a park bench. I chose a park bench because the outdoors and a bench are great places to relax and enjoy God’s creations. They’re also fabulous places to get away from the busyness of life and reflect on the goodness of God in your life.  Here you can listen closely for God’s voice. Why? That’s because only God has the answers that you need.

Take a Seat on This Park Bench and you’ll be refreshed mentally and spiritually while you sit, read, and reflect. And without a doubt you’ll learn more about God’s character and His great love for you. Each essay and devotional share messages of strength, encouragement, and healthy living ideas. Take a Seat on This Park Bench and gain some new perspectives for your life from these and other essays including:

Things Happen For You, Waiting, Mental Tenacity, Even in the Storm, On Your Knees, Gratitude, Take a Drink of Great Happiness, Right Thinking, Wholeness ▪ Healing, Happy Habits, It’s What’s in Your Heart, Get Wisdom, Kindness, On Love and the Five Love Languages, Purpose, The Green Bean Club, and more!

̶ Nanci J. Gravill

Make it a great day!

God Bless You!

Nanci

September 4, 2018 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

5 Great Things to Know About My New Book

 

Before I share some of the great things about my new book, I think it would be fitting to share the title and subtitle with you.

Title: Take A Seat On This Park Bench

Subtitle: Essays for Strength, Encouragement, and Healthy Living with Devotional Pages to Help You Grow Closer to God

Tomorrow (we are Tuesday people, remember?) I’ll share what’s going to be on the back cover of the book. But for now, here are a few things you should know about this book:

  1. Yes, Take A Seat On This Park Bench is a special devotional book.
  2. All the essays are grouped together for strength, encouragement, well-being, and personal growth.
  3. My book offers some interesting essays on a variety of subjects that will inform and educate you the reader.
  4. The book has a few areas for you to write or respond to scripture. However, I do recommend that everyone who reads or studies this book use a journal. That will make what you learn even more powerful.
  5. Here’s the most important point that you should know. You’ll find the book shares how to know Christ as your Savior. I believe this will be a great book for those who have a belief in God — but don’t yet have a personal relationship with Jesus.

See you tomorrow when I post the back cover copy of the book!

Make the last minutes of your Labor Day great!

God Bless You!

Nanci

September 3, 2018 at 10:11 pm Leave a comment

New Title for My New Book

 

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Last month I learned a lot from talking with folks from the two focus group studies that I had. A focus group study simply means the folks read my book and we came together to talk about what I had written. As a result, I did some soul-searching after comments  were made. And therefore the name of my new book has been changed.

The new title is:  Take a Seat On This Park Bench: A Collection of Essays on Courage, Wisdom, Gratitude + More With Devotional Pages to Encourage and Help You Grow Closer to God. 

I know the subtitle is long but it really tells you about the book. And that’s what it’s suppose to do!

I’m hoping the new book will be out in early spring.

Merry Christmas!

God Bless You!

Nanci

 

December 17, 2017 at 12:47 pm 1 comment

Blue Skies and a Park Bench

 

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The words blue skies and a park bench sound wonderful — maybe even relaxing. That’s the title of my new book.  I don’t know if you’ll be able to relax  on those park benches but you certainly will be able to reflect on how things are going in your life. That’s the purpose of the book besides bringing information to you.

Book Update:

Next week I’m conducting two focus group studies. We’ll discuss the book as it is thus far and recommend any changes. We’ll probably discuss the title and subtitle as well. Today I Googled the title and found it wasn’t taken so that’s a relief.  And since the book is a collection of essays, I do have a few more to write! After that it’s onward to discuss the book’s cover, editor, and publisher.  I’ll keep you all in the loop.

Hope your are enjoying blue skies where you are today. We have our first snow fall coming later on. Oh Joy!

Make it  a great day!

God Bless You!

Nanci

November 9, 2017 at 12:25 pm Leave a comment

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