Face it: life is hard. If we aren’t careful, the struggles of this world will consume us and drag us down, rendering our lives empty and our hearts calloused. How do we not just survive but thrive in seasons of suffering? How do we persevere through all the stormy seasons of life? How do we develop biblical character and grow into hope-filled followers of Christ?
We can do all this and more by seeking the grace-filled face of our Heavenly Father. When we learn to recognize God’s pursuing love and purpose in our everyday lives, everything changes.
In Grace-Faced: Pursuing the Life-Changing Perspective of a Loving God, author Nicki Dechert Carlson takes her readers on a four-tiered pilgrimage based on Romans 3 verses 3-5: from suffering to perseverance and from character development to hope. With short, easy-to-read chapters filled with hilarious snippets and heart-warming personal stories, Carlson shares her own changed outlook on common life situations, tying it all together with a profound message of transformation found in the pages of Scripture. Readers of all ages and spiritual stages will find nuggets of wisdom and simple truths within Carlson’s conversational teaching that they can apply to their daily lives. If you are a believer seeking solace and direction in the midst of everything this crazy world throws at you, this book is for you.
In Carlson’s words, “When we seek God’s face and not just His hands, our perspectives completely shift. We begin to see as He sees. Like Moses coming down from the mountaintop, we are awash in His love and grace, our countenances radiant.”
Talk about a facelift. We cannot leave the presence of God unchanged. We become grace-faced.
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, loving on her dogs, and trying to keep her vegetable and flower garden alive. You can read her blog at nickidechertcarlson.com.