This Book Is for You: Loving God’s Words in Your Actual Life

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NavPress, Aug 17, 2021 - Religion - 176 pages
This is a book about falling in love with the Bible . . . that feels nothing like reading a book about the Bible.
This Book Is for You will help you learn that the Bible has something life-changing to say about who you are, where you are, and the God who is in the midst of it. When you finish this book, you just might say, “I see what she did here. I didn’t realize it, but I was learning while I was laughing. She invited me into a dialogue about things I didn’t know I wanted to learn. She stirred within me a love for the Bible, but it didn’t hurt at all.”

This Book Is for You invites you into the author’s life using stories, humor, and charm, revealing how the Bible has become Tricia Lott Williford’s daily lifeline. Regardless of your notions of the Bible, Tricia will help you engage with it as a living, meets-me-where-I’m-at thing.

Tricia is not a seminarian. She is a lover of God’s Word. She is not a highbrow academician. She is educated as a grade school teacher who sometimes uses comic relief to make her point. She is not a theologian, a Bible teacher, or even a Bible scholar. Tricia is a lover of messy people; a mom of two teenage boys who are likely late for school and wearing mismatched socks. She has been known to absent-mindedly doodle in the margins of overdue library books. She has battled depression and anxiety to degrees that have nearly drowned her. She has begged the Lord for miracles that only He could provide. And somewhere in the midst of all that, she fell hopelessly in love with the Word of God as a light to her next step and the air for her next breath.

Now Tricia wants you to experience this too.
 

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Contents

This Book Is for You
1
Lets Start at the Very Beginning
11
But Maybe Dont Start at the Very Beginning
19
ModernDay Psalmist
27
How Is This a Future and a Hope?
43
After the Earthquake
55
When I Didnt Know
67
Imagine That Dinner Table
81
Fear
113
Worship
121
Together Work
127
Quicksand
137
Epilogue
151
Fifteen Things to Know as You Navigate the Bible
154
Acknowledgments
158
Notes
161

Even If He Doesnt
93
In the Margins of Your Actual Days
103

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