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Title: Messages from God
Subtitle: An Illuminated Devotional
Number of Pages: 84
ISBN: 9-781946-208248
Release Date: October 30, 2017

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Book Description (short and long version)

Short Description

Messages from God is a spiritual book reminiscent of medieval illuminated manuscripts, combining poetic language with cutting edge photography and graphic design, creating an immersive experience for the reader.

Long Description

Messages from God: An Illuminated Devotional is inspired by the illuminated manuscripts of the medieval church, spiritual books that were painstakingly hand-lettered, illustrated, and bound.   This 21st century combination of poetic language and cutting edge photographic art and graphic design creates an immersive experience that is organized into 30 individual readings which can be used as a five week daily devotional either personally or in a group study.  The end of each section provides questions for personal journaling, further thought, or discussion.  


Table of Contents

Introduction: How This Book Came Together
Part 1: Daily Life
Day 1:Cultivate Peace
Day 2: Your True Self
Day 3: The Kingdom of Heaven Is
Day 4: Look to Me
Day 5: Learning Balance
Day 6: True Self, True Friends
Day 7: Questions for Journaling, Reflection, and Discussion
Part 2: Experiencing God
Day 1: Step into Sunlight
Day 2: You Are Complex
Day 3: I Do the Unexpected
Day 4: Learn New Things About Me
Day 5: Be My Emissary
Day 6: I Am Not Finished
Day 7: Questions for Journaling, Reflection, and Discussion
Part 3: Living in a Broken World
Day 1: Your Memory Storehouse
Day 2: From Pain Grows Compassion
Day 3: Lessons of Suffering
Day 4: Undiscovered Lands
Day 5: The Ways of My Kingdom
Day 6: Live Simply
Day 7: Questions for Journaling, Reflection, and Discussion
Part 4: God Transforms Us
Day 1: The Greatest Work in the World
Day 2: The Life You Want
Day 3: Deeply Yourself
Day 4: A Unique World
Day 5: Wait for Understanding
Day 6: Fully Alive
Day 7: Questions for Journaling, Reflection, and Discussion
Part 5: Heading for Heaven
Day 1: Wild Places
Day 2: The Untamed Kingdom
Day 3: A True Collaboration
Day 4: Forever Is Now
Day 5: All Are Welcome
Day 6: Do Beautiful Things
Day 7: Questions for Journaling, Reflection, and Discussion


Author Bio - Kathleen (short and long version)

Short Bio

Kathleen Schwab is a lifelong lover of God, a writer, a literature teacher, and a wife and mother. She earned a BA in English Literature in 1989, and a Masters in Teaching in 1990, both from Smith College in Massachusetts. She teaches small classes for home school students around her dining room table, and belongs to a church that meets in a front yard. She enjoys 19th century novels, all things medieval, and time with her seven birds.

Long Bio

Kathleen Schwab is a lifelong pursuer of God, a writer and literature teacher, and a wife and mother. She earned a BA in English Literature in 1989, and a Masters in Teaching in 1990, both from Smith College in Massachusetts. She went on to travel all over the United States, teaching in high school and junior colleges, and working from time to time as a midwife’s assistant and office manager, while raising two wonderful and excellent children. After the onset of chronic illness ended her active lifestyle, she started a home based business, and now offers small English classes for homeschool students, taught in a discussion format with lots of individual attention. When not teaching, Kathleen works on classic literature curriculum, and writes about life with God. She gets by with the love and support of her church, which meets weekly in a front yard. She enjoys 19th century novels, all things medieval, and time with her seven companion cockatiels.


Author Bio - Therese (short and long version)

Short Bio

Therese Kay is a lover of God, photographer, a writer, and a former teacher. She is primarily self taught as a photographer. A graduate of Smith College and Columbia University, she resides in Lynn, Massachusetts with her family and feline assistant. When not out taking pictures, you can often find her at her computer writing or editing photos with a cup of tea and cat by her side. 

Long Bio

Therese Kay is a lover of God, a photographer, a writer, and a former teacher. Her view towards photography is one of awe and gratitude. She recognizes that seeing the beauty of a shadow or the elegance of a tree is ultimately an expression of worship of the One who created them for our delight. She sees her photography as a way to share that beauty, awe, and gratitude with others. She hopes that her photography both delights the heart and eye of the viewer and creates a longing in their spirit and soul to seek the Creator even more. Therese is primarily self-taught as a photographer but could not have started without the help of the Greater Lynn Photographic Association, known for their teaching skills. A graduate of Smith College and Columbia University, she resides in Lynn, Massachusetts with her family and feline assistant. When not out taking pictures, you can often find her at her computer writing or editing photos with a cup of tea and cat by her side. You can swing by to say hello at her website, www.theresekay.com, or check out more of her photography at  www.theresekayphotography.com.


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Author Headshots

Kathleen Schwab

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