The following devotionals are based on the parables in some of my favorite books, and stories of people like me. In an English ballroom or chained to a burning ship deck surrounded by pirates, these characters help build my faith. Conflicting problems stand between them and their dreams. Like me, they need God-sized solutions. Like me, they need to know more about the Creator of the universe and how to serve Him better.

“When we read for escape or entertainment, if we listen, we will see beyond the story to the parable beneath”

~ Peggy Purser Freeman 

In these well-crafted books, God pulls me closer. If I lean in and listen, He whispers to me. Sometimes He laughs with me. Always He reminds me of His love and carries me down the path where joy waits. Reading Christian fiction doesn’t replace my Bible study. Nothing can replace God’s Word. It’s amazing how often a Sunday School lesson or a study offers the same truth as the book I’m reading. When this type of coincidence happens, I thank God for the author and ask God to bless them.

To my readers, my prayer is that you have asked Jesus into your heart, and you are filled with His peace.

For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.  John 3:16 (AMP)

Power Passages 

I challenge you to find your favorite power passage quoted in this devotional book. Post it on my website, (, telling how it empowered your life. Include a link to your review of this book on Amazon or on Good Reads  ( and you will be entered in our Power Passage Prize drawing.

Some of My Favorite Quotes:

This is one of my very favorite power passages. Another is “I think I can, I think I can… ” from the Little Engine that Could.

“…suddenly Aslan came bounding into it.”

~ C.S.Lewis

God Calls
There are many books that symbolize the ultimate romance, the love of God for humanity. In our relationship with others, we experience good and evil. God uses both to bring us closer to him.  Does the book you’re reading speak to you in a special way? Leave me a comment or a prayer request.