Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Fragrance of Crushed Violets by Cathy Bryant - Review and GIVEAWAY

I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review. This post contains a small amount of advertisement.

A Bible study about forgiveness...
22281682What do we do when a loved one, boss, co-worker, friend, or enemy seem determined to bring us down through an attack? How do we handle it when their assault is personal, public, deep, unjust, unfair, and unfounded? Take it one step further. How do we deal with meaningless acts of destruction and death, say in something similar to the Twin Towers incident or a school shooting, especially when the offender shows no remorse? Do we file it in our brains and rack it up to "one more senseless act" and chance to think that God somehow messed up? 

In short, how do we move past the hurt and anger to a place of forgiveness? 

Join us as we examine relevant scriptures and come away with a scriptural understanding of: 

• what forgiveness is and what it isn't 
• God's role in the process of forgiveness 
• what Jesus accomplished at the cross for each of us 
• our mandate to forgive as we've been forgiven 
• what gets in the way of forgiving others 
• how to truly forgive 

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Cathy Bryant
Christian author Cathy Bryant’s first novel, TEXAS ROADS , was chosen as a finalist in the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers' Genesis contest. Since then she's added four more books to the popular Miller's Creek novels, the latest being A BRIDGE UNBROKEN, just recently released. Cathy has written several devotions that have been published in books, magazines and online.. A Texas gal by birth, Cathy now lives in the lovely Sangre de Cristo mountains with her minister husband of over thirty years. Learn more about Cathy at

You can also join a Bible Study Group for Ladies on Facebook that starts July 1st.   Purchasing the book is not required, but you can use the above links if you'd like to have one.  Just $2.99 on Kindle

"Ultimate forgiveness can only be found in God, because all sin is ultimately against God." 

I was blessed with this devotional courtesy of the author in exchange for my unbiased opinion. I was not asked to give a positive review.

My thoughts:
Do you struggle with forgiveness? What it is? What it isn't? God's Words verses society's ideas? Cathy addresses all of those things in her devotional on forgiveness. She uses the Word of God to explain why God tell us to forgive and how we do that.  What is God's take on forgiveness, Jesus', and how does the Holy Spirit play into the equation. How does forgiveness or unforgiveness affect us? What kind of attitudes may hinder forgiveness. Cathy also gives examples from Scripture as well as her own life on the issue. 
I would say this is a must read book for all Christians, even if you think you have forgiven. There is a bundle of truth, insight and food for thought in this small book.  Each chapter consists of Scriptures and thought provoking questions along with space to write in answers. Personally, I highly recommend it. 

Cathy has also graciously agreed to give an e-copy of this book away to a reader of this blog. Simply enter via the Rafflecopter below by Facebook or Email.  Anyone can enter since it is a digital copy. 


  1. I have not ready any of these books yet, but they definitely look intriguing

  2. I have not read any of her books... YET!


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