Joy For All Seasons
Imagine reading a book that is so much more than written words on a page but, instead, it is an invitation to experience exuberant joy! Simply imagine the sweet hope that comes from reading about the patience, the gladness and the excitement that is nestled within one woman's heart. Imagine! You have just imagined the devotional book entitled, "Joy for All Seasons" written by best-selling author, blogger, speaker, radio host, TV host and Bible teacher, Carol McLeod. Carol's perspective on life serves as an invitation to live life with gusto and at full-throttle! Her capacity for joy and her resolve to trumpet the bidding to embrace joy in every week of the year is not for the faint of heart. This weekly summons into His presence is filled with rich experiences, with heart-felt celebration and with an intimate knowledge of what it takes to walk with God. "Joy for All Seasons" is a weekly devotional that includes Bible verses to consider and questions to ponder. It is perfect for a personal devotional handbook or for group discussion. This is a "once-in-a-lifetime" book that will be read and re-read year after year after year.
Carol is an author and popular speaker at women's conferences and retreats, where she teaches the Word of God with great joy and enthusiasm. Carol encourages and empowers women with passionate and practical biblical messages mixed with her own special brand of hope and humor.
A 1977 graduate of Oral Roberts University with a degree in Music and English, Carol has the distinction of being both the first Women's Chaplain and the first woman to speak at the university's Vespers. Carol currently serves on the ORU Alumni Board as the chaplain. She is married to her college sweetheart and love of her life, Craig, who serves as senior pastor of Life Church near Buffalo, NY. Craig and Carol have been married for 38 years and are the parents of five children, three delightful daughters–in–law, and one Godly son–in–law. Craig and Carol are thrilled with the joy of being Marmee and Pa to seven precious grandchildren!
I have read many devotional books in my life but this is absolutely the most incredible one that I have ever read! From the first day that I began JOY FOR ALL SEASONS I felt different...I was beginning to feel a real sense of JOY. True JOY that comes from the inside...not a Joy that I had to manufacture on my own! The scriptures that accompany each day's reading make the devotion for that day come alive! As someone who has suffered with anxiety for many years, I can tell you that this is better than any prescription! I am changing from the inside out and it feels wonderful! This is a book every woman should have! Thank you Carol for giving us the key to finding REAL joy in our life!
As I began reading through JOY FOR ALL SEASONS by Carol McLeod, I quickly began to wonder if there was anything in this amazing devotional that I wouldn't underline and/or highlight?! It was as if McLeod had been living MY life, reading my mind, and feeling every single thing I was feeling!!! What that proves to me is that the Holy Spirit is in this fantastic devotional.
I am truly honored to have been given the wonderful opportunity to read through JOY FOR ALL SEASONS prior to its release date. I do not take that honor lightly. I want you to know that I am saying it's a super-great devotional because I'm receiving anything special from Carol McLeod or her ministry, Just Joy; I'm saying that JOY FOR ALL SEASONS is a must-read because I mean it.
Once I receive my official book copy at the beginning of September, I have every intention of taking the time to read this awesome devotional as it was meant to be read and absorbed, one week at a time.
Joy For All Seasons is an amazing book to read to encourage you and give you practical ways to life with Joy. It is a fabulous devotional!!
This devotional book is written in language that talks to my heart. It is written by an author who is deeply knowledgeable in Scripture and opens it up to apply to our everyday lives and on tens. Carol McCloud certainly has been given the gift of writing. I love the breakdown of 52 weekly devotional and some thought provoking questions after each one. So glad I bought this book. I will start all over again when I finish it this time.
This devotional was excellent! It was honest, rooted deep in scripture, and thought provoking! At the end of every reading, Carol listed questions that were certainly eye opening for me! I wish there was a way to give this more than 5 stars!
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