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Hearts of Purpose: Real life stories from ordinary women doing extraordinary things for the glory of God. (The Call) Hardcover – July 7, 2017
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This compilation of testimonies is full of incredible insights, heart-wrenching stories, and thoughtful discussion questions and devotionals by the author.(Elora Powell, Movieguide Book Guide 2017-07-27)
About the Author
Gail Grace Nordskog is the co-publisher at Nordskog Publishing Inc. alongside her husband Jerry, and has established the Gail Grace Nordskog Collection to produce daily prayer journals and inspirational books, such as Hearts of Purpose, that draw readers closer to God and embolden them to live out their lives for His glory.
Gail is a mature believer in Jesus Christ. She has been an accomplished media personality for over two decades, hosting her own television show, A Message for Women, and co-hosting MovieGuide s TV Show with founder Dr. Ted Baehr, featuring interviews with celebrities such as Tyler Perry, Kirk Cameron and Sandra Bullock. Gail has also served as Branch Director for Family Connections Christian Adoptions.
Gail now produces and hosts the Hearts of Purpose television show, which focuses on interviewing men and women in Christian ministries, especially missionaries from the United States and around the world.
The Nordskogs live in Ventura, California, where they have raised six children, four of which were adopted from China. They have two dogs and seven grandchildren. Former owners of Powerboat Magazine, they are active in Christian publishing, Christian education, politics and numerous Christian ministries.
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Author: Gail G. Nordskog
Publisher: Nordskog Publishing
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Hearts of Purpose: Real Life Stories from Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things for the Glory of God" by Gail G. Nordskog
My Thoughts......from this wonderful read...where each author brings their story alive.
These were beautifully written stories about ten women on their remarkable journeys that made a 'great impression' on Gail Grace Nordfskog as well as to its readers.
I will introduce each other and offer up a discussion question. Now, you will have to pick up this good read to see for yourself and be able to answer the questions that are offered up at the end of each ones section of their story.
First we have Chapter one with Mary Ann Ambroselli whose main focus was on 'Counseling on Keeping PreBorn Babies Alive.
Discussion Question: This one caught my eye...Mary Ann suffered many losses in her family. Have you ever wondered where God is when tragedy strikes?
Second Chapter we visit with Cindy Reynolds whose main forcus was 'Ministry to Orphans in Linjiang.
Discussion Question:What does this mean "If you depend upon Jesus, your enemy will become your Friend? I found this quite interesting!
Chapter Three...Audrey Forster whose focus was 'Worldwide Adoptions and Aid to Orphans.
Discussion Question: When you reflect on your talents and gifts, what do they include?
Chapter Four: Patricia Blanco Steele focus on: Transforming the Lives of Abused Women and Children
Discussion Question: In reading Trisha's thoughts on "Love," which items impact you the most?
Chapter Five: Julie Dawson Focus: To Bring Healing to the Nations through the Multiplication of Medical Ships and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To Disciple Nations through Evangelism and the Multiplication of Leadership Schools for the South Pacific ad Asia
Discussion Question: Do you believe that "all things work together for good: Romans 8:28
Chapter Six: Lisa Shidler focus: Helping and Training Special Needs Orphans
Discussion Question: In reading about special needs children, what stands out in your mind about them?
Chapter Seven: Marilyn Pulis Minister, Ordained by the Assemblies of God Pulis Ministries
Focus on: Spreading the Gospel
Discussion Question: When was the first time you felt the presence of the Lord?
Chapter Eight: Lili Vaehr: CFO, MovieGuide & Good News Communications Inc.
Focus on: Biblical Guide to Movies and Entertainment
Discussion Question: Instead of a question here I would like to just add Lil's Five Don'ts to Help You Succeed in Parenting, Marriage and Life..
Don't Create Your Walls
Don't Be Afraid
Chapter Nine: Nita Hanson Director, God's Hidden Treasures
Focus on: Bringing Hope to the Forgotten
Discussion Question: Have you ever felt that you are a "mistake?"
Chapter Ten: Sharon Daly President, The Mossy Foot Project, Ethiopia
Focus on: Providing Mossy Foot Patients with Support through Education, Prevention, Medical Treatment, Vocational Training and a Message of Hope
Discussion Question: I loved this one coming from the read....
"I have been in every moment of your past,
My hand formed you
I am with your now.
I will be with you in the future.
All tomorrows are in My hands.
Trust Me daily.
Trust Me moment by moment.
I am your life and your portion.
Trust me for everything.
I will never leave you or let you down?"
All that is left to say after reading and absorbing it all from these wonderful well written stories is to thank this author for presenting such a good reads to the readers. I didn't know when I picked this read that I was about to receive so much from each one of the stories that will truly stay with me forever. I even tried to pick a favorite one but couldn't because each one of the reads touched me in different ways.
I loved the 'Two Pertinent Devotions in Closing from New Every Morning from the author of this book: Gail Grace Nordskog.... A Daily Devotional Glorify the Lord....Oh, magnify the Lord, with me, and let us exalt His name together. [Psalms 34:3] and If God Be For Us...When then shall we say to these things? If god is for us, who can be against us? [Romans 8:31]
Thank you to the author and WNL for sending me your novel for me to give my honest opinion of its read. These were truly "Real-life stories about ten ordinary women doing extraordinary things for the Glory of God."
One of the things that I like the best about Hearts of Purpose is that it shows us that people from all walks of life get called to do God's work and follow through on it. A couple of women that stand out in my mind are Marilyn Pulis and Nita Hanson. I really enjoyed reading Marilyn's story of what it was like for her growing up on the farm. She married a pastor and they ministered together, not just in churches but has missionaries in different countries. Nita's story just pulled at my heart. Her childhood was filled with insecurity. I was encouraged with her story of her Christian walk and the missions trips that she took part in and how it changed her life.
Nita writes of five steps God takes us through, giving us what we need, when we need it.
First, God sees a situation and has compassion for what those involved are going through.
Second. God, brings the situation to our attention.
Third, God tells us to to help with the situation.
Fourth, God tells us to take what we have and use it to help with the situation.
Fifth. God will give us more than we need.
This was a very encouraging book to read. Through reading these women's stories, the reader will be reaffirmed that God does supply all our needs and that when He puts in our heart to do something, that He will supply what we need to do it. We will be the ones blessed by doing what God asks us to.
This is a hard covered book with thicker than normal pages. The pages have an artistic backgrounds and the colors of the pages change with the chapters. I really liked that this book comes with an attached book mark ribbon. This book would make a very elegant gift.
I received a copy of this book from BookFun and the author. I have written an honest review.
I cried as I read Mary Ann Ambroselli's account of her upbringing. She shared her pain and hurt as she had to make a very heart wrenching decision. I love the way her story will speak to many women who have or will go through the same thing. The struggles she faced to survive each day was so powerful. I have often asked if God really cared many times. When I saw those words in her story , I immediately felt an overwhelming sense of peace. I now know that I'm not the only one that questions where God is sometimes. I appreciate her sharing about a subject that for many is hard to talk about. Everything she felt was real and emotional. Anytime we do something that is against God, we feel shame, regret, guilt and a sense of worthlessness. This story is one I will hold close to my heart. She gave me insight that I lacked and a way to overcome my past.
Each story in this book is about women who are making a difference in others and sharing their testimony with strength and hope. I could share about each woman, but I want the readers to feel the impact I felt as I sat and soaked in their words. I am so thankful that we have people who are not afraid to boldly go into the world and share God's love. In this book, I believe some will find healing and peace. For others it may encourage them to do what God has called them to do.
I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network. The review is my own opinion.