Friday, December 30, 2016

Neva Coyle writer of Christian books for everyone!

A few of Neva Coyle books 
My introduction to Neva Coyle's writing began with overeating behavior. Her Overeaters Victorious Christian weight management concept was nonjudgmental and easily understood. A versatile author of fiction and non-fiction, Mrs. Coyle is also a gifted motivational speaker/teacher. Her understanding and love for people translates into everything she writes.

A Door of Hope is a novel. Karissa Hill, class of '57, eloped with the boy of her dreams. In November 1998, I wrote a review titled What does the future promise? In the review, I admitted that fiction was not my interest. Yet, this novel held my attention from the first page. I almost stayed up all night tonight reading it again. The author has a way of drawing in the reader. This is more than fiction. This is life! A person on the outside appears to have it all together; what is happening behind closed doors? Many of the readers will be able to identify with the characters in this story. We can see the hope each character received in the person of Jesus Christ. This same hope is available to every reader, no matter what has happened or what is currently going on in life.

Living by Chance or by Choice: How to Respond to Circumstances and Make Decisions With Courage and Clear Thinking explains that many of moments in life are crossroads. Things will never be the same. In the beginning, the author asks the reader, "Do you always see your crossroads as a crisis or a new start?... no book can change you... change and growth will involve an interaction between you and God." page 16 The book is divided into four parts with about eight chapters each. Read the rest of the book slowly; answer the questions, think clearly!

A devotional day-book, Learning to Know God ...and to Love His Friends offers 30 readings. Each one is complete with suggested scripture, thoughts and ideas to consider. The section headings include:
  • God Knows Me
  • Being God's Friend
  • People Who Know God Change
Again in 1998, I wrote a book review. My goal was to explain how Neva Coyle gently leads the reader to a relationship with God. For me, this book brought tears. After reading the following scripture, tears of sorrow for the past choices that I had made instead of waiting or listening.

 Jeremiah 31:3 The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying:
“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
    I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
Jeremiah 31:3New International Version (NIV)

After reading the following scripture, tears of joy for God's love, grace and mercy to me!!!
John 15:9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love...." John 15:9 New International Version (NIV)

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