BOOK COMING in SPRING 2021 !
A FIRM GRASP
Feeling acknowledged in a notice-me world
When was the last time someone noticed you or you felt celebrated?
In today’s notice-me world, it’s easy to feel invisible. Secretly, we wish someone, anyone, would notice or appreciate us. Feeling lost, ignored or even neglected, we may conclude that we’re just ‘not good enough’.
Friends, it’s time to wake up and take notice! Through acknowledgement, therapeutic insights, scripture references, and music, this book with help you:
- Understand the need we all have to be acknowledged and celebrated
- Explore ways you may have tried to get noticed which didn’t satisfy
- Accept new ways to acknowledge and celebrate yourself and others
- Get a firm grasp on how the God of mercy satisfies our longings
Author Susan Hoekstra understood early how it felt to be unnoticed. Growing up in a poor, racially tense neighborhood with a handicapped father who died when she was ten, there was little time for celebration. Survival, rejection, sexual abuse, divorce, and physical assault left her asking “what’s wrong with me?” Even the highs of applause didn’t satisfy. Until Jesus. Embracing mercy as her anchor, she found the true confidence that comes from self-awareness and fulfilling God’s call on her life to serve as a lay counselor, author, musician, speaker, ministry leader, and host of THE NOTICE podcast.
It is my joy to watch God give you a firm grasp !
"Love without truth is sentimentality; it supports and affirms us but keeps us in denial about our flaws. Truth without love is harshness; it gives us information but in such a way that we cannot really hear it. God's saving love in Christ, however, is marked by both radical truthfulness about who we are and yet also radical, unconditional commitment to us. The merciful commitment strengthens us to see the truth about ourselves and repent. The conviction and repentance moves us to cling to and rest in God's mercy and grace.” - Timothy Keller