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Trade Paperback
200 pages
Feb 2004
InterVarsity Press

Grace Points: Growth and Guidance in Times of Change

by Jane Rubietta

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Review:

“Jane Rubietta guides female readers through their wildernesses of transitional changes in her latest book Grace Points. Some women lose sight of their identity in Christ and their confidence in God when they (or someone close to them) goes through a divorce, suffers from a serious illness, or experiences unemployment. Rubietta believes that it is during these dark times that women can continue to learn and demonstrate God's purpose for their lives.

“Each chapter focuses on a different spiritual option women have, such as choosing to flourish, choosing not to forget, and choosing to stay focused. Meditative quotes, psalms, passages of scripture relating to the Israelites making their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land, traditional hymns, and personal stories frame each chapter. As a pastor's wife, retreat speaker, and author, Rubietta draws from her many life experiences to provide advice and guidance for women who feel lost or discouraged.

"Rubietta encourages her readers to seek God's heart, to lean on His grace, and to allow themselves to ‘experience’ not ‘suppress’ their emotions. Instead of running away from challenges, Christian women need to learn how to anchor themselves in God and, thereby, hold fast to His promises, even during life's hardest changes.

The author identifies with women of varied backgrounds and experiences. One of the book's strengths is that Rubietta is not afraid to help readers confront their problems in such a way as to break barriers between themselves and God. Any woman who feels she is not experiencing new spiritual growth or who is burdened by a traumatic life situation would find joy and encouragement in this book.” -- Esther Nnassanga, Christian Book Previews.com

Book Jacket:

Do you ever feel lost--feel no sure sense of who you are, what life is about and where God is in the midst of it all? Do you find that you are wandering in the wilderness?

This sense of lostness often comes in times of transition--whether moving from one city to another, a health crisis, loss of a family member through death or divorce, or downsizing at work. Jane Rubietta has written this book to help and encourage you through the wilderness of transition.

To get back on track you need to begin to make hard choices: to be found by God and others, to feel, to find meaning in the pain, to flourish, to find fun and even to worship again. This book is a companion through your wilderness journey. In each chapter you'll find helpful questions for reflection and readings to nurture your devotional life.

God has good gifts for you--even in the wilderness. Come and find them!