Friday, October 20, 2023

Refuge of Grace by Tracy Smoak Book Review

About the Book:

Need a stronger connection with God? A safe place?

Anyone hoping for straight talk to bring Jesus close will find refreshment in Refuge of Grace. Learn from a fresh look at 22 little-told Bible passages via Tracy L. Smoak's engaging storytelling and vivid imagery. These scriptures offer comfort in your everyday struggles. From hearing Gomer's perspective about shame to imagining Jesus arriving in a Rolls Royce for the family reunion, you will know God's working on your behalfright now. 

Title: Refuge of Grace: Finding Your Safe Place

Author: Tracy L. Smoak

Publisher: Bold Vision Books LLC

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ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 194670895X

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1946708953

Price: $17.99

You can watch a video from Smoak here


My Review:

Smoak gives readers another great collection of devotions centered on God's promises and His steadfast presence in our lives. She imaginatively recounts experiences of many Bible characters and then shares lessons we can learn from them. We learn to trust God when surrounded by enemies from the life of Jeremiah. We are encouraged to stay close to God and listen for His word, realizing resolution may take decades. From Peter we learn to keep our eyes open to unusual opportunities in finances and other areas of life.

Those are just a couple of the insightful devotions from Smoak. She includes thoughtful reflection questions after each devotion as well as a touching prayer. Readers who would like encouragement to remember and trust in God's promises will find encouragement to do so in this book.

My rating: 5/5 stars.

About the Author:

A native Floridian, Tracy L. Smoak’s passion is to encourage others in their faith journey. Smoak contributes to Guideposts. Her debut novel is Who Brought the Dog to Church?, and her Bible study is Refuge of Grace: Finding Your Safe Place. She loves photography and authored two hardcover devotionals with her original nature art (Living Water to Refresh Your Soul and Arranged with Love). Smoak holds a master’s in Education and a bachelor’s in Communication. Her website is

Bold Vision Books, 172 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. 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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