Forty Years of Thankfulness
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By Nada Appleby | ISBN 9780648938064
Forty Years of Thankfulness takes readers on a journey through the Bible, exploring the gospel story and our response as thankful recipients of God’s grace.
Written primarily for women, this powerful devotional is designed as a companion to the daily reading of the Scriptures, which provides a theological framework for understanding God’s Word and an opportunity to pause and reflect on God’s wonderful promises fulfilled in Jesus.
Forty Years of Thankfulness is ideal for one-to-one Bible reading, small groups and for those seeking to explore what the Bible has to say about God, humanity and the world.
“There are days when every person struggles with the reality and disappointment that things are not as hoped for, imagined or desired. The reflections and prayers in this book give opportunity to surround the reader with words of encouragement and hope. Words that remind the reader of God’s character, plans and promises. Words to equip the reader with truths that do not change. Truths that enable perseverance, trust and obedience despite the odds.”
Rev Kerrie Newmarch, Anglicare
“This book is some of the fruit of God’s Spirit in a woman who loves him and His people deeply. Nada has been able to capture the depth and riches of the Scriptures yet helps us reflect on them in a way that enriches our walk with the Lord wherever we are at. It integrates head and heart. It encourages us to be real with God as we interact with His Word and seek to apply it to our lives. I pray that this resource will be a great encouragement to many as we live in an ever changing world but need our roots to grow deeply into God’s love. I’m excited to see how Nada is using her gifts and learning and love to build up God’s people.”
Rev Jackie Stoneman (former principal Mary Andrews College)
About the author
Former graduate of Sydney Missionary Bible College and Mary Andrews College, Nada Appleby has a love for God’s Word and its power to transform hearts and lives. Nada has been involved in pastoral care work in schools and church settings, teaching in Christian schools, chaplaincy and counselling. Nada is married to her wonderful husband, Robert, and has three lovely sons, Liam, Mikey and Cam. Nada and her family have served in various contexts, but found their time serving in a disadvantaged community to be transformative in understanding the depth of God’s grace in sending Jesus.