Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Glimpses of Grace: Stories of Hope by Lettie Kirkpatrick Burress

Guest blogger for this post is Melissa France, publisher of Hometown Magazine of the KenTenn Area (Obion and Weakley Counties in TN and Fulton, KY). She lives in a log cabin near Rives, TN, where she writes humor and Christian drama.

Glimpses of Grace
is a collection of Burress's most reprinted stories. Her writing has appeared in more than 40 publications and seven books.

This collage of life-changing events and the lessons etched onto the heart while living through them will stay with the reader long after the book is set aside. Lettie freely shares her very personal seasons of deep despair and grief and the revelations of God’s presence in the midst of them. Her stories run the gauntlet of trials and imperfections--surviving a parent-less childhood, forgiving an alcoholic father, the life and death of a special needs daughter, parenting four sons, losing a spouse to cancer, opening her full house to an aging grandmother, finding love again, and more. The book also shares a few turning-point experiences of other families.

The scripture says God’s grace is sufficient. The accounts in Glimpses of Grace are testimonies to this truth that go beyond having the question “Why?” answered. Before the reader’s eyes, Lettie braids her experiences of despair, joy, and grace into an unbreakable life of hope.

Visit Lettie's Web site for more information.

Lettie is on faculty for Kentucky Christian Writers Conference, June 19-20, in Elizabethtown, KY. Check it out!

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