SEPTEMBER UPDATE: Still writing, editing and seeking publication! Continue to pray, my friends!
I have an update, friends and encouragers! The book has a new title. After months of searching for the right title, God once again led me back to the beginning of my writing adventures. My first devotional, And I Heard God Whisper, 'Walk with Me' was given to me by the Spirit of God while I was in the shower. Yes, the shower of all places. I continue to stress that the shower is the only place I do not multi-task so God has my undivided attention! Anyway, I didn't want to over use that title, but what do I know? Therefore, through the prompting of the Spirit, the new book will be titled, And I Heard God Whisper, 'I'm Still Here'! And I am delighted because that is the message I needed to hear and maybe you do as well. Since 2010 when the first devotional book was published, the last nine years have been full of adventures, ups and downs, and all arounds and I am once again excited to share the results with you. So, prayer warriors and supporters, please continue to pray. A lot of the details are left to us to complete and I want to do the best job possible for my Lord and Savior! Blessings, Cookie
For those wanting to learn more about how to start a conversation about your faith
As most of you are aware, I love to write. Initially, I wrote and self published two daily devotionals, but this latter writing took me on a journey that I had no intention of traveling. It's a book that I pray will enhance conversations about Jesus. In a world that seemingly has lost its moral compass questioning the truth and relevance of God and His Son, Jesus and the Christian way of life, I was nudged to begin to write. And this wasn't a one time nudge...the Lord just would not let me rest from this assignment until pen was in hand. I pray this writing will be used by God to bring others to the well of knowledge and spiritual truths that never runs dry!!
Description of Book, "Why Jesus? Why Now?"
Are you disillusioned with the state of Christianity in an increasingly isolating, brutal, and morally ambiguous world? Does the church seem like a failed experiment? Do you wonder whether God is even listening? If so, you’re in good company, and Cookie White’s new Bible study guide will pull you into a compelling conversation about maintaining a relevant faith in the twenty-first century.
The eleven chapters in this guide are based on real questions from real people, including the following:
Do heaven and hell really exist?
Is there really only one way to heaven?
Why does God seem to answer some prayers but not others?
Is a sense of morality woven into my DNA, or is it based on my circumstances?
What does scripture say about alternative lifestyles?
If all I want to do is love God, do I need to talk about the sin issue?
Why do I need Jesus? Why now?
Go to our website to order via PayPal or send us a check, or let us know if you would like to pick one up from us personally. Just wanted to share this good news with my faithful readers and supporters! Blessings,
As only God can do, there is a study guide to accompany the book, "Why Jesus? Why Now?" This is a very bold move that was nudged by the Holy Spirit as He guided me and a fellow Christian to help with this undertaking. We pray that God will use this guide for those seeking to use the book/guide to aid in starting conversations about our faith in the Lord Jesus.
The first book, And I Heard God Whisper, "Walk with Me" was written in 2010 after a personal experience with breast cancer in 2003. Four of the thirty-three devotionals address my journey with this disease which is all too often heard about today. This book allows room at the conclusion of each devotional for writing your own personal thoughts and for writing prayer concerns. The second book, written 2012, Being Led Beside Still Waters, contains stories and collections of everyday life that incorporates spiritual lessons from the leading of the Holy Spirit. We omitted the areas for personal comments so that we might include additional devotional material. This book contains forty-one days of devotionals.
God has been and continues to be the Almighty Strong Tower to which I run. There have been many times I didn't feel like I had anything to share with my readers that would encourage or build up their faith. How can you when the world as you know it seems to be coming apart? Learning that a believer can go from hanging on to the hem of the garment of Christ Jesus and knowing that even if you fall or fall apart, the Lord is there to pick you up and carry you, is ongoing.
"But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly, that what he has done has been done through God." John 3:21
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