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Trade Paperback
224 pages
Aug 2004

Selah: Your Moment to Stop, Think, and Step into Your Future

by Nancie Carmichael

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Selah, by Nancie Carmichael, is a book geared toward women going through changes—or the change of life. An empty nester, Carmichael offers suggestions and ideas to help women evaluate where they are and where they are headed next.

Using biblical vignettes, fictionalized, and the input of friends, Carmichael writes to everywoman. Each chapter ends with a prayer and questions for reflection and further study. The wife of a pastor, author of many books, and mother of five grown children, Carmichael speaks from experience.

Meaningful quotes and poems are interspersed throughout the book, which help deepen the material. Carmichael’s assertions are founded largely on personal experience and as such, her appeal as a speaker and writer may lend influence to her arguments.

This book is easily digestible and sometimes wearisome in its lack of substance. If you are in search of great depths of insight, this is not necessarily the resource you need. If you are looking for a book to pass the time, study with a group of women who want to delve but not intrude into each other’s lives, this might be the book for you. Particularly if you no longer have children under foot, this book could help plot your next steps. -- Suzanne Rae Deshchidn, Christian Book

"Selah provides excellent nourishment for the soul, or, in Nancie's words, 'food for our faith.' Women will connect at every turn of the page with her spiritual and practical help." -- Jill Briscoe, speaker, author, director of Telling the Truth Ministries Media, executive editor Just Between Us magazine

Book Jacket:

Selah / se - läh / n. your moment to stop, think, and step into your future

What if all you did and all you are added up to more? Popular speaker and author Nancie Carmichael invites you to come alongside as she examines the lives of people who took defining steps to make a greater difference. Their wisdom can help you live with greater joy and a sense of anticipation. Selah helps you map out the next steps toward a more meaningful life-touching others, making positive changes, and leaving the legacy of a life well spent. With each chapter you'll find yourself living more intentionally.

Take the time to reflect and listen because it's never too late to make your life count!