White Cottage Publishing
The Alabaster Jar: Deep Calls Unto Deep by Anna Alden-Tirrill is a collection of inspirational devotionals that focuses on the theme of abiding in God. The author, who gears her work toward a female audience, gives strong examples of trust in God during all seasons of life. Her work is artfully arranged into eighteen sections that cover a variety of topics, from God’s presence and care, to worship and prayer.
Throughout her work, the author makes the point that women should seek inspiration and guidance from both verses of Scripture and the examples of godly women from the past. Each devotional is well-constructed and includes Scripture or an inspirational quote. The connection between daily readings is seamless, causing every lesson to leave a lasting impression of the author’s desired outcome.
Perhaps the most impressive quality of this work is its absolute relevance to women of today. The devotionals are written in a calm, quiet style, offering messages of biblical peace for those who are undergoing stress. Each entry also reflects the words of Acts 3:19, “The times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”
Whereas the messages presented in this work are far from new, the author does an excellent job of providing refreshing insights and encouraging quotes. Especially notable is Alden-Tirrill’s ability to weave elements of poetry and Scripture in a way that produces life lessons that speak to the feminine soul. This devotional would make a great Mother’s Day, birthday, or Christmas gift for busy women who need to be reminded to take their rest in the presence of God. – Kari Lynn Travis, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
A Christian devotional book written by women throughout the ages to minister to the emotional and spiritual needs of modern women.