Scripture Comes to Life:
Reflections on Biblical Wisdom in Everyday Experience
Is biblical wisdom still relevant to our daily lives in this relativistic, post-modern culture in which we live?
The author has been both a passionate follower of Christ and zealous student of Scripture for 40 years, and this book provides a resounding answer of yes, with dozens of examples of the relevance of Scripture in everyday life.
Throughout her life journey, the author has raised a family, performed as a jazz guitarist and singer, counseled for 30 years as a licensed therapist, served as a professor of psychology and a counselor educator, and led worship at countless services and events. Ruth’s varied life experiences and intensive study inspired a blog called Scripture Comes to Life, which she has published weekly since. This book is a compilation of the richest of her insights from a lifetime of reflection on how Scripture can be applied in every aspect of life, and how our daily experiences point us back to Scripture. We need only to stand at the intersection and look for clues.
Daughtering: Helping Loved Ones Finish Well
I had the privilege of contributing my own story of helping my parents in their last seasons of life. I heartily endorse Jan’s book, as described below.
“In Daughtering: Helping Loved Ones Finish Well, Jan de Chambrier shares the stories of more than two dozen daughters as they accompanied their loved ones through devastating physical diagnoses, the heartache of dementia, the challenges of a pandemic – even as they struggled to maintain an equilibrium in their own lives. Interweaving her personal daughtering stories with those of women from four different continents, from a second-generation Holocaust
survivor to an internationally-acclaimed opera singer, Jan demonstrates the power of story-telling to engender a sense of hope, belonging, and relational healing as we journey through life together.
With each story bookended by Scripture and prayer, you will be encouraged and strengthened in faith as you learn from others who have walked with their loved ones through this course of life on earth. You will not only discover resources enabling you to help those you love finish well, but a deeper sense of who you are as a beloved daughter of the King of kings.”