Winner of third place devotional book in the 2023 christian author awards!
Nicki Dechert Carlson lives in the heart of the Texas Hill Country with her husband, John, and their three children. She enjoys playing tennis and piano, singing, volunteering at her church and children's schools, and trying to keep her vegetable and flower gardens alive.
I believe in a God who is always with us and always pursuing us. When we learn to recognize the many ways Jesus is reaching out to us and trying to connect with us in our daily lives, everything changes.
Carlson's first book,
Grace-Faced, is available for purchase. You can sample her writing by clicking the link to visit her blog, Expressively His. She is interested in speaking engagements and is currently working on her second manuscript.
GRACE-FACED is a book unlike any other I have read. Carlson greets me on her pages as a trusted friend: sympathetic, understanding, and never preachy or "holier than thou".
Her humorous stories, anecdotes, and personal experiences showcase her openness and non-judgmental style as she walks me through the ways I can seek the face of God. The chapters helpfully hone in on areas I often find myself facing unexpectedly, while the devotional parts of the book lead me to a greater understanding of God’s love during trying times.
Written as if speaking to a close friend, I imagine this author saying to me, “I’ve gone through something similar in my life; let me tell you how I found God’s grace and mercy in my situation, and perhaps it will help you, too.”
A favorite part of GRACE-FACED is the author’s choice to name chapters in a way that I can quickly zero in on the season of life I’m experiencing, be it fear, change, grief, worry, or disappointment, as well as times of peace, joy, and victory. The bonus in the introduction to each section is a list of additional Bible verses to study for delving further into each topic.
This is a book I will return to many times over, simply to reap the understanding offered me by this relatable author’s inspiring words. --Lynn Lindley
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