Book Review (and a Giveaway!): 21 Days of Grace by Kathy Ide

Posted March 23, 2017 by meezcarrie in Christian, giveaway, Kathy Ide, nonfiction / 23 Comments

about the book

Love fiction?

Looking for a devotional?

Check out 21 DAYS OF GRACE, book one in the Fiction Lover’s Devotional series (published by BroadStreet Publishing Group).

Fictional stories followed by brief life applications written by best-selling Christian novelists and debut authors, including Angela Hunt, Cindy Woodsmall, and Deborah Raney. 

Great for individual or group study.


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SERIES: Fiction Lover’s Devotionals #1
GENRE: Nonfiction, Spiritual Growth
PUBLISHER: Broadstreet Publishing
PAGES: 192

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21 Days of Grace,  compiled by Kathy Ide, is a unique devotional aimed at bookworms and fiction lovers. This collection of stories features several beloved-by-me authors as well as some with whom I’m less familiar.

The stories are short and heartwarming, and they point to lessons such as church hurt, forgiving yourself, engaging in the lives of others, etc. Each story includes a “life-application” section as well as a brief bio of the individual author for that day.  My favorites were the devotional/stories by Cindy Woodsmall and Deborah Raney.

Bottom Line: If you love short stories, this devotional is one to add to your collection! Aesthetically cheerful and easy to carry with you, it’s a great choice to read in a waiting room, at your desk at work, or while you’re waiting for dinner to cook. This would also be a lovely gift to give someone who needs some encouragement or joy.

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the compiler. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / Sweet devotional resource!

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about the author

Kathy Ide is the author of Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors and the editor/compiler of the Fiction Lover’s Devotional series. She’s a full-time freelance editor and writing mentor, working with Christian authors of all genres at all levels. She teaches at writers’ conferences across the country and is the director of the SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference and the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. She’s a co-owner of the Christian Editor Network LLC and founder of the four divisions that comprise the CEN: Christian Editor Connection, The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network, PENCON, and The PEN Institute. To find out more about Kathy, visit

I’ve always loved Christian fiction, and I’ve seen the power of fiction to touch hearts and change lives, both firsthand and hearing about the experiences of others. But you know, in my quiet times with the Lord, reading a chapter from a novel just doesn’t seem quite appropriate. So a devotional with short fiction stories seemed like a great solution. And you can take these purse-sized devotionals wherever you go, to read when you have a few minutes of down time. It’s a great way to get “inspiration on the go.” And they make fantastic gifts for friends and loved ones.

To celebrate her tour, Kathy is giving away:

1st – 4th place winners: A set of all four devotionals in the series.
5th & 6th place winners: An autographed copy of 21 Days of Grace with a novel written by one of the contributing authors!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!

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Follow along with the Celebrate Lit tour for a list of blog stops!


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23 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): 21 Days of Grace by Kathy Ide

  1. Jan Hall

    I also like to read a devotional like this with short fiction stories when I need a short break.

  2. Tracey Hagwood

    Hi Kathy,
    I love devotionals in general, but these centered around specific topics and short stories are especially appealing. I’ll be checking them out, thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  3. Marylin Furumasu

    Thanks Carrie and Kathy for introducing us to the series. I’m always looking for new devotionals. These look really good and they also would be great as a gift to give to my daughters.

  4. Kay Garrett

    Sounds amazing. Just what one needs for those few rare moments in a busy day to refresh, reflex and relax. Thanks for the chance!

  5. Connie Saunders

    This is an amazing giveaway and I agree that a short story with life applications would be a perfect devotional. Thank you and blessings, Carrie and Kathy!

  6. Winnie Thomas

    These devotionals looks wonderful. They would be great for when I need a pick-me-up or a little inspirational thought (which is quite often LOL) Thanks for the review.

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