Book Review: Coffee and Cookies with God, Volume 2
Coffee and cookies with God, volume 2
Written by members of Word Weavers North Alabama
Keryso Press, 2021
Six seasoned writers – Becky Alexander, June Foster, Bonita Y. McCoy, Suzanne D. Nichols, Ginger Solomon, and Lisa Worthey Smith – combined their writing skills to provide readers with short, well-crafted stories that bring back the meaning of Christmas. of the hustle and bustle of December. These 31 devotions for each day of the month are structured for consistency and efficiency. Their length will not overwhelm women on the go, but will provide a daily guide to spending moments of prayer reflecting on the reason for the season.
The pieces bring back sweet memories ranging from Christmas celebrations at the start of the wedding to tender moments brought back by decades-old handmade decorations. They also offer more recent thoughts, including a memory from December 2020: “Without all the usual holiday activities, I was able to get closer to the One Who Really Matters, the One whose birth is the reason we celebrate. Readers will receive practical tips for dealing with the stress of vacation meetings, even as the authors apply ancient Bible stories to life today.
Devotions begin with verses from Scripture, turn into a well-written application story, offer a prayer at the end, and provide a place for reflection for the reader’s own thoughts. For an added treat, most pieces also list a cookie recipe which is one of the 18 recipes the authors have included at the end.