The Heart of Marriage: Stories that Celebrate the Adventure of Life Together
The best marriages are not necessarily the most perfect and picturesque. Marriage is about walking together through all of life’s ups and downs, its challenges and triumphs. And no relationship offers more chances for personal and spiritual growth, love and support, and just plain fun.
Collecting true stories from some of today’s best writers, Dawn Camp offers readers a chance to sit back and reflect on the heart of marriage. With beautiful photographs and poignant prose, this collection is a great gift for the bride-to-be, the couple celebrating a significant anniversary, or for any time readers need a lift. Contributors include Holley Gerth, Kristen Welch, Emily Wierenga, Renee Swope, and many more.
|"The words on these pages will make you laugh, cry, nod your head in understanding, and hold on to the hand of the one you love a little bit tighter today . . . and for a lifetime."
Holley Gerth, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of You're Already Amazing
|"An incredible collection of stories that are brimming with love and compassion, challenge and inspiration, humor and passion."
Mary Carver, coauthor of Choosing Joy
|"A wonderfully encouraging book to pick up and read again and again. This one is a keeper!"
Dee Kasberger, artist, RedLetterWords.com
|"The Heart of Marriage stands apart as a collection of marriage stories that will make you laugh, cry, and remember why you fell in love and got married in the first place."
Brad & Tami Miller, TandemMarriage.com
|"A glorious kaleidoscope of true tales, reminding us that every marriage is unique because every marriage is created between two unique people."
Christie Purifoy, author of Roots and Sky
|Mandy Arioto||Mo Isom||Deidra Riggs|
|Diane Bailey||Lisa Jacobson||Liz Sagaser|
|Lisa-Jo Baker||Alia Joy Hagenbach||Ashleigh Slater|
|Gregory Bledsoe, MD||Alexandra Kuykendall||Shawn Smucker|
|Laura Boggess||Kelley J. Leigh||Marci Stevens|
|Kris Camealy||Shannon Lowe||Crystal Stine|
|Dawn Camp||Shannan Martin||Ann Swindell|
|Mary Carver||Shelly Miller||Renee Swope|
|Robin Dance||Erin Mohring||Edie Wadsworth|
|Richard Paul Evans||Lynn D. Morrissey||Kristen Welch|
|Shaunti Feldhahn||Angela Nazworth||Emily T. Wierenga|
|Joy Forney||Crystal Paine||Francie Winslow|
|Holley Gerth||Laura Parker|
|Sheila Wray Gregoire||Rachel Anne Ridge|
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The Gift of Friendship
Whether next door or in the next time zone, our friends provide some of our most important relationships. We cherish time spent with them, bemoan time spent apart, and look forward to the next time we can have coffee or rush to greet them as they walk toward our door. And nothing warms our hearts like stories of true friendship.
Collecting over fifty true stories from some of today best writers, Dawn Camp offers readers a chance to sit back and experience the gift of friendship. With its beautiful photographs and poignant prose, The Gift of Friendship is a great gift for a dear friend and the perfect pick-me-up any time you need a boost. Contributors include Crystal Paine, Liz Curtis Higgs, Tsh Oxenreider, Myquillyn Smith, Jennifer Dukes Lee, Lisa-Jo Baker, Jessica Turner, Lysa TerKeurst, Bonnie Gray, Holley Gerth, Renee Swope, and many more.
|“Time with friends is healing time; it is holy time. And no matter how busy we are or how much we have going on, we must make time for one of life’s greatest blessings.”
—Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama
|“Reading this book is like spending time with a group of encouraging friends. Dawn Camp has created a warm, welcoming place our hearts can go back to again and again whenever we need to remember we’re not alone.”
—Holley Gerth, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of You’re Already Amazing
|“This uplifting collection of stories invites you to settle in and rediscover why friendship truly is a gift.”
—Kayla Aimee, author of Anchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected
|“A book you’ll want to give to every one of your friends, because you’ll see your own friendships in the pages and you’ll just have to share it!”
—Rachel Anne Ridge, artist, blogger, and author of Flash: The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me about Life, Faith, and Second Chances
|Karina Allen||Becky Keife||Lesli Richards|
|Tina Anderson||JoAnne Kelly||Deidra Riggs|
|Lisa-Jo Baker||Jennifer Dukes Lee||Ruth Chou Simons|
|Dawn Camp||Lisa Leonard||Myquillyn Smith|
|Mary Carver||Shannon Lowe||Crystal Stine|
|Sandy Coughlin||Elizabeth W. Marshall||Kristen Strong|
|Robin Dance||Melissa Michaels||Ann Swindell|
|Sarah Forgrave||Lynn D. Morrissey||Renee Swope|
|Joy Forney||Tsh Oxenreider||Lysa TerKeurst|
|Holley Gerth||Crystal Paine||Jessica Turner|
|Bonnie Gray||Laura Parker||Edie Wadsworth|
|Alia Joy Hagenbach||Katie Kenny Phillips||Amanda Williams|
|Seth Haines||Melanie Porter||Francie Winslow|
|Liz Curtis Higgs||Christie Purifoy|
|Sophie Hudson||Anna Rendell|
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The Gift of Friendship contains over 50 stories divided into 9 categories: Building Community; It Takes a Friend to Be a Friend; Pursuing Friendship; Hospitality; Friendship on Purpose; What I Learned about Friendship from My Family; Vulnerability; Making a Difference; and Old Friends. Because of its structure, this book makes a great choice for book clubs! I pray you connect deeply with these stories and that they nudge you to step outside your comfort zone in the pursuit of friendship; to do what it takes to heal past wounds; to open the doors of your home and your heart; to love on the people around you; and to bask in the joy, the beauty, the gift of friendship. Share it with your friends!
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The Beauty of Grace
In this hectic life, we all need a little peace, a little quiet, and a little beauty. Combining heartfelt stories from some of today’s foremost writers and bloggers with stunning photography of God’s incredible creation, The Beauty of Grace is your haven of calm contemplation amid the chaos.
This uplifting collection includes moving stories of cultivating friendship, waiting on God, choosing joy, staying connected, and more from popular writers such as Jessica Turner, Lisa-Jo Baker, Holley Gerth, Ann Voskamp, Bonnie Gray, Tsh Oxenreider, Leeana Tankersley, Emily Freeman, Margaret Feinberg, and many others. Each story is accompanied by an uplifting Scripture verse, and the book includes Dawn’s stunning photos. Foreword by Holley Gerth.
If you’re in need of a little peace, a little quiet, a little beauty, find comfort in this: you’re invited to experience them all within the pages of this soul-stirring book.
|Kayla Aimee||Emily Freeman||Rachel Anne Ridge|
|Tina Anderson||Holley Gerth||Deidra Riggs|
|Lisa-Jo Baker||Bonnie Gray||Jen Schmidt|
|Laura Boggess||Amber Haines||Arianne Segerman|
|Stephanie Bryant||Seth Haines||Melanie Shankle|
|Dawn Camp||Kelley J. Leigh||Kristen Strong|
|Mary Carver||Lisa Leonard||Leeana Tankersley|
|Robin Dance||Shannon Lowe||Jessica Turner|
|Mary DeMuth||Sarah Markley||Ann Voskamp|
|Christin Ditchfield||Elizabeth W. Marshall||Edie Wadsworth|
|Annie Downs||Shelly Miller||Kristen Welch|
|Jennifer Dukes Lee||Angela Nazworth||Maggie Whitley|
|Margaret Feinberg||Tsh Oxenreider||Lisa Whittle|
|Joy Forney||Laura Parker||Amanda Williams|
|Sara Frankl||Katie Kenny Phillips|
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The Beauty of Grace contains over 50 stories divided into 7 categories: Purpose, The Big Picture, Surrender, Trust, Lessons Learned, Hope & Encouragement, and Worship. Because of its structure, this book makes a great choice for book clubs! I pray you’ll return to it again and again for hope and encouragement.
Feel free to use the following images with quotes from the book on your blog, Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter and direct them back here to dawncamp.com for more information about The Beauty of Grace. Click an image to see it full size.
|Dawn Camp is a camera-toting, homeschooling mother of eight children. She writes for DaySpring's (in)courage website, where her beautiful photography previously graced their monthly calendar and currently decorates the desktops of women around the world. Dawn blogs about family, faith, and Photoshop at MyHomeSweetHomeOnline.net and is a featured photographer on Adobe's website for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software. She lives with her family in metro Atlanta.|