I’m happy to introduce, in this first month of the New Year, a new book from Loyola Press: Daily Inspiration for Women: Seasons of a Woman’s Life. We wanted to produce a daily devotional for women, but one with not only substantial material but more than one voice. So we have engaged four authors, and each author was given a season of the year: Ginny Kubitz Moyer (Spring), Jessica Mesman Griffith (Summer), Vinita Hampton Wright (Autumn), and Margaret Silf (Winter). The book begins with Spring (March 1) and moves through Winter (February 28).
We don’t believe that most women think in terms of the specific date but more in terms of seasons in her life, and how those seasons mirror the natural seasons. We also believe that the spiritually growing and curious woman does not want a page-a-day book that is overly sunny and avoids life’s difficult issues. I am biased because I’m one of the writers of this book, and I’ve edited the other three writers and think highly of them. But I really do think this is an outstanding book. Every day, just a page of words to stimulate and encourage your spiritual journey.
If you’re in more of a summer mood, then you can start reading there. You can hop in and out of seasons as you like; this is not the type of book you must read from page one through to the end. We’ve designed it with dates so it’s easy to follow, but how you read the book is entirely up to you.
Each day includes a quotation that the writer has gleaned from her own life and readings—everything from classic poems to contemporary leaders. Then find the writer’s own meditation and a single question or suggestion you might use.
You can buy this featured book at a special 30% discount by using the code 4394 through 2/3/14. Shipping and handling are additional.
How do you view your life in terms of seasons?
What are the highlights and lowlights of specific seasons in a woman’s life?