Welcome to the Blog Tour for A Love Most Precious by Anita Higman, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Anita on the blog today to chat about her new devotional book!
A LOVE MOST PRECIOUS: 90 DEVOTIONS ON THE BOOK OF RUTH by Anita Higman
GENRE: Devotional Book
RELEASE DATE: October 9, 2022
What does true love look like?
The book of Ruth has all the makings of a great love story: a grief stricken past, a homecoming, the challenge to survive, a poor Cinderella who chooses to serve, and an upstanding man of status who notices her. He fights to save her future. This Old Testament Bible story is about a love story far more immense than that of Ruth and Boaz.
During this 90-day devotional by Anita Higman, you will be inspired by the heartwarming, true story of Ruth containing priceless gems: the power of an eternal love to redeem a bereaved mother, a foreign widow, a reformed prostitute’s son, all God’s people, and yes, even you. God has the power redeem our broken spirits, broken hearts, and broken pasts. Come discover a precious, life-changing love hidden within four illuminating chapters of Scripture that will delight your heart and refresh your soul! It’s also the perfect gift for a friend on any occasion.
Read an Excerpt HERE!
Hi Anita! Welcome to the blog!
Anita: Music is me! My husband and I love to fill our house with all kinds of gorgeous music, especially choir music. The lofty sounds transport us while we eat as if we have traveled to a villa or chapel in Italy.
Carrie: I would choose music over audiobooks any time!
Anita: I am an “over” kind of person for sure. In fact, if I discover that the toilet paper is positioned the other way, I will change it. It just makes sense, right? Who would ever want it the other way, since it means you have to touch the wall with your potentially soiled hands to collect the wad of tissue. Yikes!
Carrie: haha i hadn’t thought of that before
Anita: I choose mountains! I don’t mind a bit of beachcombing now and then, but there is nothing like strolling through glorious forest trails, which always seem to be hugging the mountains. Ahhh, yes—the incredible variety of trees, that one-of-a-kind deep woods scent, a sudden waterfall to surprise me, and then when the woods open up to a glorious mountain vista—wow. God is so good to us, to give us such beauty to enjoy!
Carrie: i completely agree 🙂
Anita: I love a good soup. There are zillions of choices, and they can be so satisfying and comforting, especially on a cool, autumn evening. You see, I think sandwiches too often get boring, especially if you aren’t able to eat a lot of gluten—like me.
Carrie: soup is so comforting!
Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?
Anita: To give everyone God-glasses so they can see the whole world through His eyes. Oh, how that would change all our perspectives!
Carrie: oh i love that! ♥
Q: Who is your favorite book character from childhood?
Anita: Cinderella, of course! My mother used to read me so many fairytales when I was little, that it inspired me to help design a fairytale cottage in the woods—which is where my husband and I currently live.
Carrie: Cinderella is my fave too 🙂 In fact, I collect different versions of the Cinderella story – plus, I think it’s such a beautiful picture of God’s rescue of us.
Q: What do you enjoy most about writing?
Anita: Connecting with God in a creative way. I feel so very close to Him when I am writing! I treasure those moments.
Carrie: so special!
Q: Why is the theme of A Love Most Precious important to you?
Anita: One theme is that God uses the most unexpected and sometimes ordinary people to further His divine will and purposes. He makes the ordinary into all things extraordinary. He makes the mundane into the marvelous and miraculous! These ideas encourage me in my daily walk with Christ!
Q: What is something that surprised you the most while researching this devotional?
Anita: I suppose the way that Ruth’s life unfolded with a series of surprising wonders that changed the course of history. God’s plans for Ruth were unexpectedly glorious. And so are His plans for you!
Carrie: “unexpectedly glorious plans” – i love that concept!
Q: What do you most want readers to take away from A Love Most Precious?
Anita: I hope my devotional book, A Love Most Precious, inspires you to dig deeply into the Bible so that you—like Ruth—can become yet another soul-shimmering woman of God. The more you read the Book of Ruth the more your heart will become beautifully caught up in God’s love for you. You will never be the same.
Carrie: amen ♥
Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.
Anita: I wrote another devotional book, but since I am not able to reveal the concept until its release, I will simply say that it was not easy to write, but it was a fulfilling journey. I hope the devotions in this new work will inspire women and challenge them and make them fall in love with God!
Anita Higman, an award-winning and best-selling author from Texas, has authored or coauthored fifty-plus books, and she has a BA in the combined fields of speech communication, psychology, and art. A few of Anita’s favorite things are fairytale castles, traveling, antiquing, exotic teas, gardening, and laughing with her family and friends.
Connect with Anita by visiting anitahigman.com to follow her on social media.
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