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Monday, May 26, 2014

ARMS WIDE OPEN: A Call to Linger in the Savior's Presence By Sherri Gragg

Arms Open Wide by Sherri GraggPublisher:  Thomas Nelson
Release Date:  May 6, 2014
Pages:  223
Genre:  Religion

About the Book:  Come near. Stop striving. The Master of the banquet has raised His glass to welcome you as His dear child.

So often Christians view Christ as someone who's far away and can't be approached until they have their lives in order. In "Arms Open Wide," author Sherri Gragg proves that Christ is a kinder, more tender, more loving Savior than many understand Him to be.

Sherri writes in fictional narrative form while mixing biblical history with scripture, creating a setting that transforms readers back in time and places them right in Jesus' presence. For thirty-four days readers walk with the Savior to witness miraculous healings and events, and give fresh insight into His power by thinking and feeling with people whose lives became instantly transformed by His love and grace. Readers journey with Jesus and His disciples in the most important time in history.

Hearts will be stirred and lives will be changed as readers draw near and walk with the Savior as never before.

Features & Benefits: Helps readers experience the kindness and grace of Jesus. Instills a deep, lasting impression about the love and forgiveness our Savior offers. Will transform readers as they engage in a first-person experience of what it might have been like to walk with Jesus when He was on the earth. Brings to life biblical traditions and customs while helping readers experience Jesus' life and the miracles He performed.

Wanda's Thoughts:  This is a beautiful book, from beginning to end, that I truly loved. All Christians, young and old, will be inspired by this daily devotional that brings events in the New Testament to life. The author, Sherri Gragg, writing in a fictional form, makes you feel like you’re there with her beautiful descriptive writing. There is richness and depth to each reading that adds substance to the 34 beautiful stories told. You will be strengthened with fresh insights written in God’s word. 

I highly recommend this devotional. It would make a wonderful gift to a family member or a friend. My rating - 5 stars.  

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Book Look Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.
Sherri Gragg
About the Author:  Sherri Gragg is a Tennessee girl who spent 18 years reading theology books and scribbling in journals in between cooking dinner, managing homework, chauffeuring the masses to soccer practice and shouting things she never thought she would ever say like- "Do NOT put your hand in the toilet!"

She was doing all of these things for her five children while becoming a writer and waiting for her miraculous big break. Each day, just before she opened the mailbox, she would turn to her children and say- "Today could be the day. Today could be the day something wonderful is in here!"

And, at last, that day has come...

Arms Open Wide will be released by Thomas Nelson Publishers in May, 2013.