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WILMINGTON, NC, December 18, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- What makes for a great Holiday gift? For many of us, the answer would be a book. As Holiday gifts go, books are both thoughtful and unique, as they allow us to offer a form of experience for the reader. That experience, however, is generally short-lived, as the book, once read, can be rather quickly discarded or shelved. There is one kind of book that can be utilized year round - the devotional.
Unfortunately many of these books, while useful and informative, can fall prey to very dry or overused presentational styles, or become a bit boring, as the lessons offered have been around for thousands of years. Some devotionals and Bible study guides seem to parrot each other endlessly, and can thus lose their appeal.
Not so with Living A Parable by best-selling author Silvia Davis as, in her opinion, God can even use your annoying siblings to get His point across.
Devotion to God, scripture references to study from the Bible, and lessons rooted in the Word, are pretty much where the similarities between Living a Parable and most other devotionals end. There is no daily reading plan or several made-up analogies that are used to bring forth the truth. 'Living a Parable: Finding Lessons in Unlikely Experiences', is rather a testimony to how God uses life to teach us. Composed of several short and entertaining stories, 'Living a Parable' is a compilation of real-world experiences from the author's life that will undoubtedly make you laugh and take you down your own memory lane.
If you pay attention and listen for God's voice, it becomes easier to see how He uses everyday experiences as opportunities for you to learn. Through an inspiring collection of life lessons, Silvia shares uplifting true stories and the powerful truths God has taught her through these stories. With spiritual wisdom, engaging devotionals, and encouraging parables, Living a Parable: Finding Lessons in Unlikely Experiences reveals the everyday lessons that God teaches us through our own life stories.
Silvia's accounts of growing up with her siblings will take you back to your childhood, and the lessons shared from what she's learned through marriage and parenting will inspire you as you follow along with included scripture references for Bible study and chapter-ending calls to action. We serve a patient and loving God. He is always teaching His children how to walk His path!
Readers and reviewers alike have praised 'Living A Parable'. BookLife Reviews, sponsored by Publishers Weekly, stated, "A nostalgic portrayal of a Black Christian family and a call to prioritize worship, this guide extols the virtue of active devotion."
Another said, ". . . Although the book is an easy read I found myself taking my time reading it. I wanted to let the authors words sink in. At times, I felt as if God was speaking to me through the words on the pages. We all go through things in our lives and the author has touched on many different trials in life that we all have gone through or are going through. This is definitely a book that I know I will find myself going back to over and over again." Another stated, " I found myself reading a chapter and putting the lesson in the context of my own life, seeing how God has worked in my and my experiences to teach me and others these lessons as well. It's an excellent read, and a wonderful way to be given more Bible knowledge."
The best Christian books help us hear the voice of God more clearly. 'Living A Parable' can serve as a Bible study guide and a devotional for both men and women, serving up a healthy dose of laughter while doing so.
Silvia Davis is available for media interviews and speaking engagements and can be reached using the information below, or by email at [email protected]. 'Living A Parable' is available at online book retailers and can be ordered at bookstores. An audio book version is currently in production and will be available soon. More information is available at her website at http://www.livingaparable.com.
About Silvia Davis:
Silvia Davis has been a member of the Church of Christ for thirty-two years. She is a devoted wife to her husband, John, and is a mother of two. Silvia's primary goal in life is to motivate and encourage others. Through public speaking and the utilization of social media, she has helped hundreds prioritize the value of self-worth and self-care both spiritually and physically. She currently lives in Arizona.
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