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Come Closer: A Call to Life, Love, and Breakfast on the Beachby Jane Rubietta
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For every reader whos bought into the idea of working harder, doing more, smiling bigger, or running faster to get more out of life-and then faced disappointment, fatigue, or the unnerving unexpected, award-winning author Jane Rubietta offers relief and irresistible promise.
Her fresh approach to fifteen of Jesuss familiar but too-often forgotten invitations in the New Testament remind readers of His promise that: Life can be better, more sure and satisfying, more beautiful, and truly tasty-not just someday, in heaven, but here and now.
With humor, unforgettable experiences, and gracious encouragement, Jane plumbs Scripture to bring alive these invitations of help, hope, and the refuge of Home. She takes readers on an exploration of the fifteen times in Scripture that Jesus invites followers to come-for relief, light, help, hope, and even breakfast. Jane then offers engaging ideas and tangible things readers can do to draw near to these promises.
Come Closer is an invitation to a richer, more spiritual life-an invitation that will open readers eyes to the love and feast God intends every soul to experience.
"'Rubietta encourages Christian women to avail themselves of 15 intimate 'invitations,' being drawn into Christ's unconditional mercy, grace and acceptance. Rubietta (Grace Points) beautifully presents Jesus' gentle yet persistent summons to come closer to experience this abundant comfort for when life hurts, relief is scarce and help is absent or inadequate. In four-part sequence, the author weaves an eloquent display of proofs from scripture — mainly from the Gospels — that Jesus is indeed close at hand and that Christians can bask in this spiritual reality right now. Jesus' example of extravagant love, she says, is to be passed on in like manner. Rubietta provides numerous poignant stories to illustrate each chapter's takeaway; particularly compelling is her account of a makeup artist who weekly serves the women employed at a strip club, building relationships with these hurting individuals without standing in judgment of their profession. Rubietta writes well, richly presenting Jesus' beckonings with dynamic storytelling, emotionally inviting prayers and calls to honest introspection. She is wonderful at expressing the heart's longing for comfort and care. Evangelicals will find their spirits uplifted after relishing Rubietta's entreaty to draw nearer still to the Jesus who always cares. (July 17)' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"
About the Author
Jane Rubietta is the author of eight books, including the award-winning Grace Points. She speaks to audiences around the world over 150 times a year, and is known for her animated and life-changing messages. She attended Trinity Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and shes the assistant coordinator for the Write-to-Publish conference. She helps run the nonprofit organization Abounding Ministries, which draws people to God through speaking, writing, music, and retreats. Jane is married to Rich, a pastor and worship leader, and is a mother of three children. The Rubiettas live in Illinois.
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