Oh my, how this year has flown! Are you ready for Christmas? I am. Part of my Christmas arrived the week after Thanksgiving. Can you guess what it is? That’s right!
I’m excited to share with you the cover of my new book, Treasures of Hope, Discovering the Beautiful Truth Beneath My Painful Past.
What do you think?
Cover design: Lynnette Bonner of Indie Cover Design www.indiecoverdesign.com
Although, the print copy is ready to go we are still working on the e-book. I thought I’d share the introduction with you.
“Story is a powerful thing. In the midst of recounting our stories, the veil of obscurity falls away, and we see clearly what we’ve hidden from ourselves.
For years, the Lord used stories, dreams, and creation to unveil hidden things within me. The gems of information gleaned and strung together became the story you now hold. I hope that somehow telling my story will become a map—a matrix—for you with the Lord, to discover and clarify your own.
This recounting is linear, because all the insight took place during a seven-year period, according to my needs at the time—here a little—there a little. Furthermore, I didn’t fully process and apply one bit of understanding before proceeding to another. It wasn’t that easy. I studied the jewels, the lessons as I began to understand them, and then learned how to apply them and make them shine ever more brightly. So, please keep that in mind as you thumb through the pages. My understanding, and yours, takes much longer to process than to write and read. Anything worth having does not come easily.
Also, after prayerful consideration, I chose to concentrate on the healing aspect of my journey for the subject of this book. Therefore, I do not share all the minute details of my story. However, I recount enough to help you understand why I became such an emotional mess before the miracle God performed in my life that I may offer hope to others in my situation, or painful situations of their own.” Page 10
Here’s what other’s are saying about Treasures of Hope.
“Thought-provoking. It’s a beautiful work, very well done. I’m going to read it more slowly and use it as my Bible study this week. I have to tell you, I’m getting a lot out of it. I love the way you write, revealing your inner struggles with such clarity that I could feel them, too.” Betty Thomason Owens, author Sutter’s Landing (Kinsman Redeemer Series, Book 2)
“I really love this book! I cried through the first part for what you went through. But I keep rejoicing at your wonderful insights. I really believe and pray that this book will have a huge impact, with lessons that even extend to others who haven’t experienced what you went through. Even though we go through different experiences, these principles still apply to our own lives. My copy is so bookmarked & underlined!! I also love when God teaches others some of the same things, even though we go through different situations. Thank you for opening up and being so vulnerable to the readers. I went to bed at 11:30, but wanted to keep reading.” Becky Gifford Smith, Reader
“Wow. A lot of good insight in there. I believe people will relate. I believe in your book.” Jennifer Hallmark, author and blogger
“More than a rich memoir—a Bible Study that compares today’s personal struggles with women we can all identify with. Fresh insights that will leave you changed forever. A book you can’t put down.” Karen Jurgens, author Perfect Fit (The Livingston Legacy Series)
I hope to share more soon!
Meanwhile, thank you! Your prayers and encouragement are much appreciated. ❤
23 thoughts on “Treasures of Hope”
Oh Gail, what a lovely cover. I wish you the most wonderful of debuts on your upcoming release. ❤
Ellie, please forgive me. This is the first time I’ve seen this. I’m not sure how I missed it. Thank you so much!
Congrats, my friend!!! So happy for you! ❤
Thanks, RobbyeFaye! Blessings to you, my friend! ❤
Thank you, Gail!
This somehow got lost (along with several others). I’m glad I found it!
Gail, this is beautiful. Congratulations. I love memoirs and I love your writing–so this is a must read for me.
Blessings ~ Wendy ❤
Thank you, Wendy. You are a dear friend. ❤
I am thrilled with this cover, as well as the oh-so-fitting title! This book is so encouraging and so filled with hope, even filled with God’s very presence. I consider it to be the BEST nonfiction book of this year, and I am really looking forward to how many lives it will touch. Whether or not you end up seeing how it touches people, you can rest in the fact that when God gives you the words to say, His Word will not return void but will accomplish His purpose. Thank you for being open & vulnerable, and praying God will mightily use this book for His glory!
Becky, you bring tears to my eye, dear friend. I’m so glad you enjoyed reading my story. Thank you for all the encouragement you’ve sent my way. You are a treasure! ❤
Congratulations Gail! The cover is so beautiful!❤️
Jill, thank you. Lynnette Bonner is a gifted artist. ❤
Congratulations Gail! So happy to see this book has been born. Looking forward to reading. Sending prayers of blessings to you and much love!
Thank you, Lynn! Hugs! ❤
Congrats Gail! 🙂
Thanks, Stacey! ❤
Thank you, Trisha.
Congratulations and may this book touch and heal many hearts!
Thank you, Betty! I pray that it does. ❤
Congratulations, sweet friend!! So happy for you! 💕
Thank you, Tori! ❤
Congratulations! Sounds wonderful.
Carole, thank you for all your encouragement! ❤
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