The Sunday Book Review: The Blessing Seer by Paula Mowery
Posted by Lisa Lickel on August 26, 2012
The Blessing Seer
by Paula Mowery
- Publisher: Pelican Ventures Book Group-Harbourlight Books (July 5, 2012)
- ASIN: B008HVM1WO
- BN ID: 2940014659765
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When God sends Addy a special messenger who challenges her to step from her comfort zone, she isn’t sure she’s up to the job. She feels inadequate to take on the task of encouraging others, and when she starts seeing visions, she worries she’s losing her mind.
Yet, Addy wants only to be used by God, even if that means seeing visions and risking relationships with family and friends. By stepping out on a limb, can Addy really accomplish something significant for God? What affect will her surrender to His will have on those around her? And what affect will it have on her own life?
Paula Mowery’s debut novel is a journey of discovery and self-realization for Addy Townsend. As the pastor’s wife, Addy’s life is routine: dental assistant, mom to Elianna, church nursery helper and Bible study member. When a friendly stranger joins her on her early morning walk, Addy forgets to be afraid when Conrad, over the next couple of days, speaks directly to her soul with a message of faith and encouragement:
“Addy, you are not alone in lacking confidence. There are many who keep silent when they should speak. Just remember if you are yielded to Him, He will guide you. He will give you the words to say.” He placed his hand on my shoulder. “Do not fear. You can.”
Addy is pulled into a life of visions which later become true – if she both responsibly encourages the subject of the vision, and the person responds by accepting the blessing God wants to give. Supported by her best friend Emily and her husband, Griffey, Addy discovers that not only does she like to encourage others, she’s good at it.
Mowery’s gentle first person story of a woman who needs to be heard as much as she hears is one of joy in growing and loving God, of living and walking without fear, and being faithful to Him who calls us. The included Bible study guide will surely be a favorite with your group. Using the gifts of the Holy Spirit is a favorite subject, and I am delighted to read such a lovely story that makes such a thing natural. Whenever you need a dose of personal encouragement, bring out Paula’s book for a refresher course.
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