Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Arranged With Love by Tracy Smoak Book Review

Smoak's second devotional is another combination of beautiful photos and encouraging devotions. Each of the thirty devotions highlights an aspect of God's love, attributes shown through creation. She includes an inspirational Scripture passage and a thoughtful prayer for each day.

Smoak focuses on plants, from the magnificent redwoods to fragile wildflowers. She includes natural scenes and ones arranged by humans, making the title appropriate on both the divine and human level. She shows how human arrangements are revealing divine characteristics. A beautifully landscaped garden reflects the ultimate plan and care of God. A meticulous arrangement of flowers foreshadows the elegance of heaven.

I like how Smoak has developed spiritual insights about God's love from creation. Her spiritual lessons from plants are an inspiration to view God's creation with renewed wonder. This book would make a good gift for anyone interested in gardening.

You can watch the book trailer here.

You can read my review of her first devotional, Living Water to Refresh Your Soul.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Tracy L. Smoak grew up in central Florida surrounded by flowers and natural beauty. Her father raised citrus groves and her mother gardened long-stem roses. She has a master's in education and is a licensed English teacher. She belongs to Word Weavers International and the South Lake Art League. Her first devotional, Living Water to Refresh Your Soul, features tranquil water scenes. You can find out more at www.tracysmoak.com.

Redemption Press, 78 pages.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the author. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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