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The Beauty of Grace: Stories of God's Love from Today's Most Popular Writers

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Encouraging and Heartfelt Stories of Grace Connect Women's Hearts with God--Now in Paper
In this hectic life, it's easy to forget that God is always near, even though he sends us frequent reminders. The beauty amid the mess, a well-timed word of encouragement from a friend, the memories that won't let go of our hearts--they're all ways God extends us grace. But if we're no
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published February 3rd 2015 by Fleming H. Revell Company (first published January 27th 2015)
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Jalynn Patterson
Feb 03, 2015 Jalynn Patterson rated it it was amazing
About the Book:

In this hectic life, we all need a little peace, a little quiet, and a little beauty. Combining heartfelt stories from some of today's foremost writers and bloggers with stunning photography of God's incredible creation, "The Beauty of Grace" is a haven of calm contemplation amidst the chaos.
This uplifting collection includes moving stories of cultivating friendship, waiting on God, choosing joy, staying connected, and more from popular writers such as Jessica Turner, Lisa-Jo Bake
Victor Gentile
Feb 21, 2015 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing
Dawn Camp in her new book, “the beauty of GRACE” published by Revell gives us Stories of God’s Love from Today’s Most Popular Writers.

From the Back Cover: This is your invitation . . .
to slow down,
take a deep breath,
and know that you are loved.

In this hectic life, it’s easy to forget that God is always near at hand, even though He sends us frequent reminders. The beauty amid the mess, a well-timed word of encouragement from a friend, the memories that won’t let go of our hearts–they’re all ways
Joanne Viola
Feb 02, 2015 Joanne Viola rated it it was amazing
If you're a woman, it probably means life is more busy for you than you might like. You may be wishing for more hours in a day. Time to relax, to unwind, to read.

The Beauty of Grace by Dawn Camp is a book filled with stories of God's love for women. It is a book filled with reminders that He can be found in the midst of our day, in the middle of our messes. It is a call to not miss Him.

Sometimes in our busyness, we can forget His Presence with us. With all the noise in our day, we may not hear H
Aug 19, 2015 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
The Beauty of Grace is an uplifting book. It is compiled of short reading by many leading ladies in Christian Ministry. Each of the entries can be read individually, in sections, or however the reader decides.

From the first, A Man in the Mirror, I felt like the readings each spoke to my heart, my soul and my relationship with God. They made me reflect on times in my past and on every-day-life today.

The sections include purpose, the big picture, surrender, trust, lessons learned, hope and encoura
Feb 03, 2015 Joan rated it really liked it
This is an encouraging compilation of essays. As is often the case with a compilation, the essays vary in length, style, and impact. Some are about the most mundane acts of life, like grocery shopping. Others are about life changing challenges. All of them are an encouragement that God is with us and loves us. I was familiar with a few of the contributors but not most. I think they are known for their blogging. These essays are good to read as a break in the activities of each day, reminding us ...more
Sarah Tummey
Mar 05, 2015 Sarah Tummey rated it really liked it
Any book with writings from Kristen Strong, Annie Downs, Emily Freeman, Holley Gerth etc has got to be worth having.
Mar 10, 2015 Kaitlin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
I love this book, it's a beautiful picture of what it looks like to see God in everyday life.
Maria Marino
Mar 07, 2015 Maria Marino rated it it was amazing
Don’t you just love it when you can’t wait for something and when it arrives it’s even better than you ever imagined? That’s exactly what happened as I read The Beauty of Grace. With so many of my favourite writers gathered together within the pages of the same book I was giddy with excitement as I delved into this compilation about God’s love. Even so, I was taken quite by surprise with more than I expected.

I thought I would be reading a lot of sweet “God’s loves you, He really does” type stori
Ann Cuddy
Feb 10, 2015 Ann Cuddy rated it it was amazing
This is your invitation . . . to slow down, take a deep breath, and know that you are loved .

In this hectic life, it's easy to forget that God is always near at hand, even though He sends us frequent reminders. The beauty amid the mess, a well-timed word of encouragement from a friend, the memories that won't let go of our hearts--they're all ways God extends an open hand to us. But if we're not paying attention, we can miss it.

Combining heartfelt stories from some of today's foremost writers
Mar 11, 2015 Skjam! rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Christians looking for Mother's Day gifts
Recommended to Skjam! by: Goodreads
Disclaimer: I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway in the expectation that I would read and review it.

God’s love is a wonderful thing. It is not dependent on our earning it, it comes to us free of charge and all we have to do is accept it. But sometimes it can be hard to feel that love, trapped in our own circumstances and beset with difficulties–or sometimes too much luxury distracts us from what’s important.

This book is a collection of short essays and personal stories about grace,
Christina Banks
I love books that encourage and inspire. Sitting down with The Beauty of Grace, edited by Dawn Camp, is like sitting down with a group of close friends. The women in this book are so open and raw in the way they share their hearts with us readers.

Several entries touched me in a profound way. I identified with the woman scared of losing her child after dealing with infertility. I cried with the woman who didn't even have $2 to pay for bananas. I felt like I was with these women in the intimate mo
Julie D.
Feb 16, 2015 Julie D. rated it it was amazing
This is one of the most encouraging, uplifting books I've read in a very long time. It touched my heart and my spirit in so many ways.

"The Beauty of Grace" is filled with inspirational stories from some of my favorite Christian women authors. I found my eyes filled with tears many times throughout this book because it ministered to my heart so greatly. The one story that just stands out to me is by Sara Frankl called "It's Not About Me". Like me, she lives with health and pain issues and instead
C.E. Hart
Sep 10, 2015 C.E. Hart rated it it was amazing
Shelves: inspiration
"This is your invitation…to slow down, take a deep breath, and know that you are loved."

The Beauty of Grace: stories of God’s love from today’s most popular writers (Dawn Camp editor & photographer) is a book of stories told by women, to remind us that God loves us and is always with us in whatever we may be going through at any given time.

Appearance: The dust cover of this hardback book is gorgeous! As a lover of daisies (especially a bundle of them placed in a mason jar) I consider this co
Jennifer Pickwell
Feb 04, 2015 Jennifer Pickwell rated it really liked it
This was one of those love at first sight books for me. I saw the cover and instantly wanted to read it. I am definitely guilty of choosing to read books entirely based on the cover. In this case it worked out well. The Beauty of Grace is a grouping of short stories and personal reflections of many popular writers, mostly women. I am familiar with several of the contributors like Ann VosKamp, Holly Gerth, and Lisa-Jo Baker. As much as I read, I was surprised that most of the authors are unknown ...more
Create With Joy
Feb 09, 2015 Create With Joy rated it it was amazing
Do you know just how much God loves you? Could you use a daily reminder?

If so, "slow down for a moment (and) take a deep breath". Revell has just published Dawn Camp's first book - The Beauty Of Grace - Stories Of Love From Today's Most Popular Writers - which was written precisely with that purpose in mind!

The Beauty of Grace combines the heartfelt stories of today's foremost inspirational writers with the beautiful black and white photography of Editor and Photographer Dawn Camp.

The result? An
Michele Morin
Feb 09, 2015 Michele Morin rated it it was amazing
Lovely, fragrant, fresh, inviting: the adjectives that bubble into my mind for The Beauty of Grace are the same descriptive terms that I would use for the bouquet of flowers pictured on the cover. Dawn Camp has found a way to slow down the internet in this garland of short stories and essays. The contributors list reads like a who’s who of current Christian authors and bloggers, but the content is timeless because the themes of purpose and surrender, trust and worship, hope and encouragement ...more
Barbara Ann Repan
Feb 25, 2015 Barbara Ann Repan rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed each of the 52 Stories of God’s Love in The Beauty of Grace. Each story was heartfelt about everyday life situations and seeing God in them. Some of my favorite authors contributed and I found new authors to follow.

The categories include stories on Purpose, Surrender, Trust and Lessons Learned, to name a few. I learned more about trusting the Father from some of the stories. The 52 stories make for a wonderful devotional for any Christian, at any stage of their Christian life.

The outsi
Valerie Sisco
Feb 18, 2015 Valerie Sisco rated it it was amazing
The Beauty of Grace by Dawn Camp is like having your favorite blog posts by many of today’s popular writers — Holley Gerth, Ann Voskamp, Bonnie Gray and Emily P. Freeman — gathered all in one place. And you don’t even have to search the blog archives for them.

This collection of stories are grouped under the sections of purpose, the big picture, surrender, trust, lessons learned, hope and encouragement, and worship, and are accompanied by Dawn Camp’s photography of nature scenes (although I could
Feb 07, 2015 Oak rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for a sweet collection of stories by a variety of authors, check out The Beauty of Grace: Stories of God’s Love from Today’s Most Popular Writers. The book is like a smorgasbord of inspirational stories, and even if you don’t like all of it, there’s something for everyone.

One of my favorite stories was “On Comparing Yourself” by Arianne Segerman, which had good commentary about comparing ourselves to others within this digital age of rampant social media. Another one of my fav
Feb 18, 2015 Kendra rated it really liked it
When it arrived last week, I dove in headfirst. I was looking forward to reading Dawn Camp's compilation book The Beauty of Grace: Stories of God's Love from Today's Most Popular Writers. But I had also promised to write a review of it. The book arrived late and I was on deadline.

I quickly realized this is not a book to rush through.

Short, two page stories of everyday life and grace (aren't they one and the same?) from some of my favorite authors (Emily Freeman, Joy Forney, Lisa-Jo Baker) and so
Feb 27, 2015 Robin rated it liked it
I received a book from Revell called The Beauty Of Grace: Stories of God's Love from Today's Most Popular Writers. The editor/photographer for this book is Dawn Camp, and the foreword was written by Holley Gerth. This book has short stories by many authors about how they find God in their daily struggles. I enjoyed reading each story because it shows just how human we are, and how we all struggle with similar issues. No one is perfect and we are all going to go through rough times in our lives. ...more
Feb 10, 2015 Faith rated it it was amazing
The Beauty of Grace~ This title captures the essence of the whole book.

This solid hardcover is a collection of 51 short stories, each one a "slice-of-life," providing an image for reflection. They're like the very best kind of blog post, or daily devotions.

Each one is born from a moment of Grace- grace imperishable, grace indescribable, grace amazing, grace of God, grace that seems impossible yet there it is.

These stories chronicle grace in times of loss, grace in times of fear, grace in time
This was a beautiful, encouraging hardcover book that would be great to read as a devotional or just when you can find a few minutes in a hectic day. Each chapter is short, from 2-4 pages, and divided into 7 section, such as purpose, surrender and trust. There was a lot of truth to ponder in this book, reminders that we don't have to have it all together or be superwomen. God wants to use us in our weakness; He just asks us to be willing. I was challenged to be fearless, to trust, to know that ...more
Feb 18, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Are you looking for a quick and easy read which allows you to take little vignettes of God’s love in our everyday life? Are you looking for little glimpses of God’s grace at work? Then pick up The Beauty of Grace to connect with God’s love through some of today’s greatest Christian writers.

This book was a great companion on my last trip and served as a great way to connect with short stories and devotionals of God’s love in our lives. I was easily able to dive in, connect and take these stories
Jessica Lynn
Feb 19, 2015 Jessica Lynn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
The Beauty of Grace is one of my new favorite books for encouragement, inspiration, and reminders of the goodness of God in everyday life.

The short and easy to read selections written by some of my favorite writers online are a joy to read. Uplifting the spirit, these ladies remind us to look to God, and hold dear the everyday simple pleasures and beauty found in His grace.

The seven sections of the book focus each on a different aspect of life and each contain a hand full of brief writings by
Mar 16, 2015 Alyssa rated it it was amazing
In her first published work, Dawn Camp assembles a mighty committee of amazing female writers. Of only the nine authors listed above, I have reviewed seven of the authors on the blog previously.

As I was reading through, I found myself becoming annoyed that all of their 'voices' sounded so similiar so 'Christian-blogese'. However, after awhile I found myself noticing their quiet differences and seeing their personalities shine through. This made me fall in love with some of the women even more th
Hallie Szott
This review is also posted on Book by Book.

The Beauty of Grace is a wonderfully encouraging collection of stories from a variety of writers, covering an array of topics, including purpose, trust and surrender. Each story is unique, yet holds truth relatable to women in any stage of life and ultimately points to God’s love for his people. The Beauty of Grace is a great book to take a break with and ponder in the midst of life’s challenges and busyness. I think it’s worth a read.

Thanks to Revell R
Alannie Marshall
I recently finished reading The Beauty of Grace by Dawn Camp. This is a lovely non-fiction book that I found to be very inspiring. I enjoyed reading a chapter with my devotions, as I found them to be especially beneficial that way. The stories were all very challenging and inspiring. I found the artwork to be very lovely, although I believe color photographs would have made a bigger impact on the reading experience. Also, this book claims to be by "today's most popular writers", although I ...more
Feb 09, 2015 Kristin rated it it was amazing
I like to linger at the table with my people. And that's what reading "The Beauty of Grace" by Dawn Camp was like.

Camp put together this treasury of real-life testimonies. She invited other writers to share about purpose, surrender and worship. She writes a few essays herself, but she's more like a host. She does include some of her own lovely photographs. And it's a beautiful table at which to linger.

The list of authors includes some of my favorites - Mary Carver, Jessica Turner, Kristen Strong
Feb 16, 2015 Tima rated it it was amazing
Our lives are so busy and hectic. We often get so caught up in the busyness of life that we forget to make God a part of that life. We forget that He's there patiently waiting for us. Each story is written by a popular writer. Each writer offers a glimpse into the beauty of grace that our Savior desires for us to experience.

Each story brings out a different thought, but all of them will touch your heart. I loved the variety and different "voices" that each chapter brought. Each story touched my
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Dawn Camp is the camera-toting, homeschooling mother of eight children. A featured blogger at (in)courage, her beautiful photography previously graced their monthly calendar and currently decorates the desktops of women around the world. Camp blogs at and is a featured photographer on Adobe's website for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software. She lives with her family in met ...more
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