A God for all Seasons

A God for all Seasons

Inspiration and Reflection for All Times

Christian - Non-Fiction
110 Pages
Reviewed on 10/14/2013
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Author Biography

Patti Tingen is an award-winning inspirational author and speaker, bringing the message that we all have value and purpose. She's excited to have now published her first illustrated children's book!

Patti's book, A God for All Seasons: Inspiration and Reflection for All Times, has won several awards including the 2015 Feathered Quill Book Awards Program Bronze Medal for Best Inspirational, a 2015 New York Book Festival Honorable Mention and the 2014 Readers' Favorite Silver Medal for Christian Non-Fiction.

Patti's prayer is that her words of personal experience, humor and testimony will continue to bless and inspire others.

Please visit www.pattitingenauthor.com to learn more.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite

With Ecclesiastes 3:1, “There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven” as a beginning point and theme, Patti Tingen has organized a devotional that will guide the Christian in daily devotion throughout the year. Just like the seasons, our lives are always in a state of constant growth and/or change as we move from day to day, thus making it essential to have an ever-changing walk with our Lord as we move through the changes of the year. Patti has organized this book for each season and each month, beginning with December, the birth of our savior and the hope for the future. She transitions into spring and the dawning of the newness of life. As summer comes and the seeds have developed into full and blossoming mature plants, there are new lessons to guide our walk as we look forward to the coming harvest. She finishes the series of devotions in the fall and the time of harvest which is a thrilling time of celebration and thanksgiving. Thus, the cycles and seasons of the year continue in a completed circle which reflects the seasons of our lives.

By walking through the year in this vivid and profound way, the Christian is able to visualize and relate the physical/natural world around them to the passages of scripture and the devotional expositions of A God for All Seasons. Patti Tingen has written inspiring devotionals that relate to daily living in a profound way and tie the tasks of our daily lives into the seasons of the year. This is a deep and enlightened work which is certain to give hope and encouragement to face the challenges of each season while walking beside the Lord as our guide. Inspirational, relevant and profound; the seasons are full of more meaning than ever before by the reading of this devotional.

Renee K

What a beautiful written book. I really enjoyed reading this. I love how Patti Tingen uses the seasons of the year to take you through the ups and downs of our walk with our God. Following God is not always easy, at times you feel hopeless and alone but God is with you.

Patti shares her own experiences from her life and her personal relationship with God. What a wonderful book full of encouragement. What a reminder of God's love for use in all circumstances of life. The scriptures are very fitting for each season and situations that Patti describes.

The months follow as:

December: A Time to Hope
January: A Time to Renew
February: A Time to Wait
March: A Time to Change
April: A Time to Plant
May: A Time to Trust
June: A Time Give
July: A Time to Celebrate
August: A Time to Rest
September: A Time to Harvest
October: A Time to Believe
November: A Time to Thank

This can easily be used as a devotional at the beginning of each month or anytime. It would make a perfect gift for someone who needs inspiration in their walk. Thank you Patti for sharing your life with us.

Sheila Deeth

"The seasons of the year have often been used as pictures of life; I think the months are also such pictures," says author Patti Tingen in her introduction to A God for All Seasons. She then proceeds to give each season and month a value, offering reasons for readers to be thankful in all things, even the cold dark times where we learn we need the light.

Opening in winter, the book starts with December's hope as a woman looking for angelic assistance hears instead a still, small voice. Short tales from the author's own life give depth to the lessons she offers, and nicely chosen Bible verses introduce each chapter, giving direction and meaning. "When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up," says Isaiah 43:2--when, not if--a wise reminder in the winters of our lives.

"It is well with my soul," (Horatio Spafford); "Then sings my soul," (Robert Morgan)... musical words, comforting memories, wise advice, and lessons learned and shared, all combine into reminders to "Spend time seeking God and praising Him no matter the season in which you find yourself." Lifted hearts generate more than just facelifts. New Year makeovers generate more than broken promises. "Wait is a verb." And Bible passages both familiar and unfamiliar make this much more than a self-help book or easy twelve-step devotional.

Seasons and months are tied nicely to our relationship with God. The author's experiences of God's surprise answers, while unfamiliar perhaps, become wholly believable as told in her gently convincing voice. Rainbows, geese and ducks convey God's messages, and the author's blend of beautiful language with wise advice and prayerful faith makes the pages fly and the lessons sink deep. A wise, intriguing book, worth reading more than once.

Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy with a request for my honest review.

Momma Frugal

I really enjoyed this book! I love inspirational books that I can relate too. And with being able to look at different inspirations during specific times during each season is wonderful!

Ms. Tingen does a terrific job with this book. Below is part of an excerpt for the month of July.

"Fireworks, picnics, parties and fun-July is here and it's time to celebrate! So run barefoot through the grass, take a splash in a swimming pool, set off a firecracker and let the watermelon juice run down your chin. Return to the joys of your childhood, if only for an afternoon."

Take a moment if you will and think about the paragraph above. Can you picture eating a piece of watermelon and letting the juice drip down your chin? Sounds relaxing and fun doesn't it?

I highly recommend this book for everyone! It would go along great with your daily devotional. This would also make the perfect gift for anyone on your gift list!

I give this book 5 *****.

Thank you to the Author, Patti Tingen, for providing me a copy of this book for my review.

Pooke

Mrs. Tingen writes this book from a unique perspective--she arranges her writings to harmonize with the four seasons of the year: winter, spring, summer and fall. She has a beautiful way of writing that is very endearing. Biblical truths are described in down-to-earth, easily understood ways, and touches of humor abound. The author sees God in many everyday situations that will make you take a second, or even third, look around you.

This is a very positive book, and it offers hope for everyday, as well as, during times of trouble. Mrs. Tingen commiserates with individuals experiencing difficulties. The author speaks about an extremely trying period in her own life. She shares scripture and touches of God that helped her when walking through this long and painful season. It was inspiring to read that Mrs. Tingen's faith did not disappear during hard times, but actually increased.

Besides encouraging Bible reading and prayer, the author recommends keeping a journal for many reasons. First, for the therapeutic exercise of recording in a journal life happenings, thoughts and prayers. Secondly, she suggests looking back at the journal later to see what positive situations have occurred, prayers that have been answered, and circumstances that didn't seem positive at the time of writing, that God has used for good.

When reading this book, a favorite hymn from my childhood often came to mind. Written by Jonathan Oatman, Jr., "Count your Many Blessings" began running through my thoughts--especially the line, "...count your blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord hath done."

From my own perspective, reading the book was a joyful, hopeful and encouraging experience. I believe anyone would enjoy this. I especially think someone who is going through trials will rejoice and savor the encouragements that are found in this little volume. This is an easy read, so it is not difficult to start soaking up the book's positive encouragements, and love of God. The story of the three ducks was wonderful! I recommend "A God for all Seasons," and give it five stars.

The author has provided me with a copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner. Despite my receiving the book free, it has not influenced my judgment, and I have given an honest opinion.

Judy K Burgi

Author Patti Tingen takes us through some real life situations that she and her husband has faced. Situations that many of us have gone through. What I learned from reading this inspiring book is it is o.k. to have feelings of being alone and have feelings of hopelessness as long as we don't lose faith and hope and walk away from our amazing God. She uses God's word to keep us on track. A God For All Seasons makes sense. We all go through different seasons at different times. We all have hurts, we all have felt loss, pain, and sorrow. The Good News is that if we hang on to God and believe that we can weather the storms, we will be Blessed beyond anything we could ever imagine.

I urge you to pick up a copy of this book. You will be amazed at how encouraged you will feel after reading it. Thank you Patti Tingen!

Ashley LaMar

A God for All Seasons by Patti Tingen is built around Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. This is the chapter which contains the well-known verses that state, "There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under Heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to rebuild. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away. A time to search and a time to lose. A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak up. A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace." In her book, Tingen breaks down the year into seasons and those seasons into months then guides the reader along on a path of spiritual growth.

Tingen breaks the months down as follows:
December: A Time to Hope
January: A Time to Renew
February: A Time to Wait
March: A Time to Change
April: A Time to Plant
May: A Time to Trust
June: A Time Give
July: A Time to Celebrate
August: A Time to Rest
September: A Time to Harvest
October: A Time to Believe
November: A Time to Thank

This book isn't written as a devotional but it could easily be used in such a way. It is a book that could be read one chapter at a time at the beginning of each month, in December to prepare for the year ahead or constantly throughout the year to strengthen your relationship with God. The way that Tingen relates scripture to the seasons and then to life experiences seems to flow effortlessly. On multiple occasions she references scripture verses I was familiar with but explained them with an association to life that I hadn't previously considered. It also affects the way you will view the seasons as the year unfolds. Living in Florida I couldn't relate to every bit of it (we have one season and it's summer) but for anyone who lives up north where all four seasons are unique and separate it will help to provide a new perspective. Those long dark winter nights and rainy spring days will no longer be a cause for melancholy or depression; instead your will learn to appreciate them for the lessons in hope, patience and change that are being taught to you through nature and scripture.

Above all else, Tingen's book invites the reader to look deeply into nature and the world at large. She encourages the reader to look beyond a winter day, a spring storm, summer heat, and autumn's falling leaves and see the lessons behind the changes. Tingen reminds the reader that God created the world and everything in it with a divine purpose and we should seek out that purpose with all the days of our lives. God is in everything and there is a lesson to be taught to us if only we open our eyes, minds and hearts to His teachings. I do wish the book was a little bit longer, I wish some of the metaphors and similes were a little bit more elaborate and I would have wanted there to be a more structured guidance through understanding and applying Tingen's lessons. She provides great insight and wonderful points for consideration which will help any reader strengthen their relationship with God.

Ashley LaMar
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A GOD FOR ALL SEASONS
By
Patti Tingen

The following is taken from the back cover of this book

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:"

Ecclesiastes 3:1 King James Version

"As natures seasons change, so too do the seasons of our soul. But Gods love never changes. He is with us through every season of our lives. Through times of sorrow, times of joy, times of plenty, times of want, times of longing, times of contentment--- Gods love never leaves us!"

In the introduction there are wonderful scriptures taken from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.
Each season begins with a scripture and description of the seasons, example, changes in the air, trees etc.
Patti wrote from her heart in this book and blessed me by how she broke up the seasons and shared scriptures ... Here is an example: WINTER/December is a time for hope/January is a time for renewing/February is a time for waiting. LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!! It helped me look at the scriptures in a more personal way!!!

The way the seasons can actually help me learn even more about how faithful God really is. God really does LOVE us all!!!

I am going to use this as a type of devotional. Not that is written as one but I try to keep a scripture journal and I believe this book will help me tremendously as I write in it.

I HIGHLY recommend this book for ALL who need to draw closer to God and who want to learn more about HIS love for us all!!!

Well, done Patti, Gods peace and blessings to you always. In Jesus Name Amen.

Please buy this book at link below!!!!!!!

on amazon

Donna McBroom-Theriot

I am doing something a little different with this review. It is a book on seasons and there is a reflection for each month of the year. This is March and so I am starting my year here. The author uses the phrase, "In like a lion, out like a lamb," and speaks of March as being a transitional month; not quite spring, and not quite winter and how our lives sometimes mirror March.

This time of the year is often seen as a reflective time with the Easter season and Jesus' resurrection being celebrated, and it all begins with Lent, a time of reflection. Patti writes that each one of us may be in transition, like our month of March. It may be due to a work change, or illness, or perhaps a reason of our own making. It may be emotional or spiritual, and while some of us enjoy change, there are others who do not. Regardless of how we approach change in our lives, change is inevitable.

God is God, and he doesn't change, he only reveals more of who he is to us. And, while we may not always be the person God wants us to be, he provides us with opportunities to grow and learn how to be that person. God uses the trials and testing in our lives to refine our spirit and build character within us.

Patti suggests that by periodically placing our thoughts in a journal, we can more accurately account for where we've been and where we are going, therefore holding ourselves accountable and keeping our ourselves on track. And even though our own lives haven't been "dramatically saved from a life of drugs or crime" or we've "never turned our back on God needed an incredible, near-death event to transform" us, we all have a story, a testimony, that speaks of God's love in our lives.

In my own personal life, I've dealt with evil on many levels, none so frightening as the time immediately following the separation from my now ex-husband. I was distraught because my two daughters did not want to talk with me or spend time with me. I was contemplating ending my life. I was at one of the lowest points of my life and the door was open enough so that evil pushed its way in. I remember waking from a dead sleep screaming. When I opened my eyes, there was a black cloud at the foot of my bed. I can still remember looking evil in the eye. It was an experience, that up until writing this, only a few were privy to.

I have never forgotten that experience and firmly believe that you can not know evil unless you've also known good. How else would you be able to distinguish between the two. I am also saddened to admit that that was not the only time. There was one more such incident, again, when I was at a low point. It was at that point, that I promised God and myself that I would never let myself doubt that He was there for me, no matter how bad life got.

I went on to have someone suggest I read the book of Job. That person and reading the book of Job taught me a great lesson. God not only wanted my laughter, but he would take my anger as well. Once I was free to turn my anger to God, I never again experienced the evilness that had visited me on those two occasions.

The author ends the chapter of March with "join me on a journey of change this March. Thaw out the dark, hardened places of your heart; then start breaking up the fallow ground. For it's time to plant." I liked that. It was an invitation to reflect and then move forward. I find myself looking forward to the chapter of April.

I hope that if you are here, reading this, that you will purchase the book and take the journey along with me. I look forward to hearing from all of you who do. Please leave a message on my blog and then join me here at the beginning of each month as we read a new chapter and reflect on the month gone by.

First posted on my blog: My Life. One Story at a Time. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased opinion.

Gentle Reader

I recieved this book as a gift from a friend of mine and it came iñto to my possesion just when I needed it. The intricately weaved words bring with them inspiration and encouragement. I highly recommend this for yourself and as a gift to a dear friend.

Kara

Patti has a wonderful story for reflection and quiet times for all seasons of the year. This is an extremely well-written book and very helpful in the Christian walk. We are considering this for our next Bible study at our church, as it seems just the right book for our needs at the time. I would recommend others to read this book for help in their own spiritual walk. Nicely done! Kara McKenzie

CC "forestfun"

Contained within the chapters of this 110 page book are some real treasurers. Great book for devotion time as you pass through the actual seasons of a year or experience changing "seasons" within your own life.

James Workman

By using the seasons of the year, the author gives anyone an entry-point for spiritual reflection. You will find that the very framework helps you see where you are in life. Start reading there. The thoughts are drawn from real life and will touch you. Well worth the price and you will come back for more with your gift-list.

Patricia Laster

Patti writes from her heart and her love for this Lord is apparent in every single word of her book. Besides her extensive knowledge of Scripture, she also brings to her book a wealth of experience. As a Christian psychologist, I believe that Patti's book offers inspiration and healing and will touch the heart of any person who reads it. I highly recommend Patti's book, the insights that it offers, and the balm that it provides for the reader.

Bart Jahn

Patti Tingen has a beautiful way of expressing truths about God and about life we can relate to and that encourages us in our own journeys of Christian faith. Patti writes from the heart in language that is very accessible, with warmth and great depth. I would recommend highly this book for all Christians and non-Christians as well.

Margaret

This is a beautiful book. Well written and easy to read, it gently flows through the year and through the seasons. Walking with God in the ups and downs of life the author shares her own experiences from her own personal relationship with God. The book is a wonderful encouragement and the writing is so beautiful I wonder if the author is also a poet - but can't find any books of poetry under her name. Perhaps they are coming soon!

I really enjoyed reading this book and I would highly recommend it to both Christians and non-Christians as it is food for the soul.

Tony Blair

Patti Tingen's book is wonderfully rich in both meaning and story. She gently guides us through the months of the year, noticing... always noticing... what God's invitation may be to us in each season. Since the writing style is warm and fluid, full of humor and poignant illustrations, the reader simultaneously finds the pages flying by and wishes that they did not, for there is grace in each one. This is a book not only to touch your heart but also to move it into deeper awareness and greater joy.

Dianna Lanser

First, I am a follower of Jesus. Next, I am a fan of Chuck Swindoll, and I really like listening to my pastor, Jeff Manion. Why? Because they all tell stories to teach me truths about God. I love Patty Tingen's book for the same reason. Patty is a master story teller. She has a gift of taking the most insignificant incident and turning it into an object lesson. Her insight is God-breathed because her walk with Him is obviously very intimate. She is so in-tune to God's Spirit that every little bird, every rainbow, a summer campfire, and even a "smokestack" neighbor or BMW driver becomes the occasion to see God's hand, to sense His presence, to feel His touch in her life. And she is so gracious and humble to share her wonderfully inspiring and encouraging thoughts and discoveries with us.

Wussyboy

Author Patti Tingen promises us hope and encouragement in every season, and does not disappoint. I was directed to this book by a friend who said it would help me with my lifelong insomnia. 'What? A Christian book help me with my insomnia? But I'm a Buddhist!' Well, they were right. I chanced upon chapter 13, and drew extreme comfort from it. I haven't slept nights since my mum died 16 years ago, and was in a state of permanent exhaustion. Those words 'It's OKAY to rest' and that Proverbs saying 'When you lie down, you will not be afraid (to sleep)' really hit home - and have given me new determination to try it out. THANK YOU, Patti, and boy, did those ducks make me laugh! Highly recommended reading, five stars.

Barnard Cullen

I read "A God for All Seasons" and found it to be very personal, witty, and inspirational. Speaking from experiences in her own life, the author has filled the book with thoughtful introspection and God centered messages to help us through every season of the year, and of our lives. This is an excellent book and makes an outstanding devotional with a soft easy reading style that will feel like it is speaking directly to you personally. I thoroughly recommend this book and have told many of my friends about it.

Momofsix

I have been blessed to have read this book. Blessed is the word I think of because spending time reading this was time I enjoyed. Sometimes there's a book that comes along that makes a mark and this one is it! The author takes us through the various seasons of the year and our lives and acquaints the wonderful workings of our God into them. It is an investment well spent. It will bless, encourage and change you!

Anonymous

A God for All Seasons is a compassionate, tender book brimming with godly wisdom. The author, Patti Tingen, makes it clear she has walked on difficult paths, yet shares how the Lord Himself has rescued and sustained her. Sharing from her own personal experiences, Tingen gently reaches out to those who may also be struggling.
Beautifully constructed around the theme of seasons, this book puts the reader’s focus on a wonderfully natural place designed by our amazing Creator, lovingly putting the attention on the One who brings help.
This is a powerful, encouraging book. It is one which will surely bring hope to many people.

Hannah_E_G

This book is the kind of story anyone could find pleasant. It's an encouragement and a blessing. If you have a bad day, or have just been scolded by your boss, or have children running wild, this will help you remember that God is still watching over you. Patti's descriptions of how God provides, and her comments on the beauty of the world around us, are delightful.
Even though I was going through a difficult time in my life when I read it, her writing gave me the needed reminder to look at the beauty of God's creation in a while new light.

Anonymous

Mrs. Tingen writes this book from a unique perspective--she arranges her writings to harmonize with the four seasons of the year: winter, spring, summer and fall. She has a beautiful way of writing that is very endearing. Biblical truths are described in down-to-earth, easily understood ways, and touches of humor abound. The author sees God in many everyday situations that will make you take a second, or even third, look around you.

This is a very positive book, and it offers hope for everyday, as well as, during times of trouble. Mrs. Tingen commiserates with individuals experiencing difficulties. The author speaks about an extremely trying period in her own life. She shares scripture and touches of God that helped her when walking through this long and painful season. It was inspiring to read that Mrs. Tingen's faith did not disappear during hard times, but actually increased.

Besides encouraging Bible reading and prayer, the author recommends keeping a journal for many reasons. First, for the therapeutic exercise of recording in a journal life happenings, thoughts and prayers. Secondly, she suggests looking back at the journal later to see what positive situations have occurred, prayers that have been answered, and circumstances that didn't seem positive at the time of writing, that God has used for good.

When reading this book, a favorite hymn from my childhood often came to mind. Written by Jonathan Oatman, Jr., "Count your Many Blessings" began running through my thoughts--especially the line, "...count your blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord hath done."

From my own perspective, reading the book was a joyful, hopeful and encouraging experience. I believe anyone would enjoy this. I especially think someone who is going through trials will rejoice and savor the encouragements that are found in this little volume. This is an easy read, so it is not difficult to start soaking up the book's positive encouragements, and love of God. The story of the three ducks was wonderful! I recommend "A God for all Seasons," and give it five stars.

The author has provided me with a copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner. Despite my receiving the book free, it has not influenced my judgment, and I have given an honest opinion.

Patricia Bradley

Patti Tingen has written a loving and encouraging book correlating the seasons of the year with our own seasons. She uses experiences in her own life to show God's mercy and grace. I will reread this book many times.

Patricia Bradley

Patti Tingen has written a loving and encouraging book correlating the seasons of the year with our own seasons. She uses experiences in her own life to show God's mercy and grace. I will reread this book many times.

Patricia Thomas

Love the way scripture is given so appropriately for the seasons and months. If I may quote: "While there may be similarities, the music of our life-songs will vary" from the September chapter summaries so much in reading of this book that I can relate to in my life experiences. Patti's words and her experiences in life are very inspirational by encouraging the reader to look closely at his/her own life to make improvements and aim to be closer to God and His will accordingly. So glad I found about this author. Also, give yourself an extra blessing and read her first book, Knick's Story. Hope God has future plans for us to receive more books written by Patti Tingen!

Naila Moon

A Time For All Seasons is a year long reflection in author Patti Tingen's life. She notes from the beginning that often we reflects our lives based on the seasonal changes of winter, spring, summer and autumn. In this book she discusses how our lives should and do changes through the months and how those changes help us to grow spiritually.

Mixed with Biblical scripture, stories of her husband's journey, and her own personal journey, her month to month reflections help to guide the reader into a deeper understanding of a relationship with the Creator.
She divides the book first by the seasonal changes in a introductory manner, then she breaks the seasons down into months. Each month reflects upon certain Biblical passages with emphasis on a particular word.

Overall, the book follows well the scripture stated on the back cover of her book. It is meaningful and relative. It points to living in the now and the season you are in, to work through it until the next season is upon you.

"There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven." ~Ecclesiastes 3:1

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Unlike sitting and reading this book in one sitting, as I did, I suggest you take A Time For All Seasons and use it as it is intended, a meditative reflection based upon each month.

Even though I did read the book all at one time, I still was able to grasp notions that she hits upon. Some things struck me in such a way that I found myself underlining them. In one instance, I even texted a whole sentence to my husband as it reflected our lives now. Again, this is what the book is truly meant for, reflection! I am sure if I read it again later, that I would learn something new.

This book gets 5 stars.
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Disclosure: Although this book is meant to be directed at those of Christian faiths, I am open to all walks of spiritual paths and will review books of other faiths if I wish to do so. I purposely will not share what my affiliation to any faith is on any of my blogs because I feel it is too hot of a subject to do so.
I did received this book for my open and honest opinion. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

Kay M.

The subtitle says “Inspiration and Reflection for All Times”, which is a great description of this thought-provoking book of encouragement. I love the way it is set up, with essays for each season and month. The introduction prepares the reader for what is to come with the beloved scripture from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, which begins “There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven…” (NLT)

I’ve been reading this wonderful little book along with the months that go by. With godly interpretation, the author compares each season of nature to our spiritual seasons. I like this quote from the section on winter: “…But there is much we can learn in winter that can’t be acquired in any other season. So in spite of the cold, in spite of the darkness, there is reason to not give up. For winter can bring us hope—it is a chance to renew—and it can be an occasion to wait.”

A God for All Seasons is a welcome addition to my times of devotion and meditation. I highly recommend it.

Gayle S. Hough

This book is beautifully written. You can tell it is written from the author's heart. She takes us through her personal journey and really makes the reader think about the different seasons in life. Her words are encouraging and authentic and I know that I will refer to this book time and again. It offers hope which is something we all could use more of. Well done and highly recommended!

Christy

A God for All Seasons is a wonderful book based on Ecclesiastes 3:1. There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven. Author Patti Tingen uses the seasons and months to describe the different seasons of our lives. Each month has a different devotional using a topic according to the season the month falls in.

It is a very well written book and each devotional is told in a conversational way that is really easy to read. And each devotion I've read so far has taught me a great lesson. I'm taking this book month by month and have read 3 months worth so far. I've checked out the topics of the other chapters in anticipation!

I absolutely love this devotional book. It has been a comfort to me and has challenged me as well. I definitely recommend it to help you in your walk with God.

I received a copy of this book free from the author for an honest review which I've given.

Fran Macilvey

Patti has written a very carefully considered and thoughtful guide for reflection through the year. Starting with December, each month has a theme, illustrated with real-life examples of the daily concerns and joys that we all encounter. Each chapter is enlivened with real-life examples of coincidence and stories that help us to appreciate the meaning in quoted scriptures.

I am unsure why I took so fondly to this volume. It could be that every word speaks to me of dilemmas and worries that I have, right now. It could be that the selected scriptures spoke very clearly to my own personal lexicon; it could be that the tone is gentle and inclusive; it could be that I suspect Spirit speaks to Patti on a very personal level, and in ways that echo my own experiences; or it could be the sincerity behind the words, which makes me feel as if the author is beside me. Whatever the reason, this is a volume which I shall cherish.

Thanks, Patti.

Fran Macilvey, "Trapped: My Life With Cerebral Palsy" :)

squiresj

A powerful book to inspire one to grow in God. I recommend you read it as Spirit directs. He knows what day you need to read each season.

Our lives change as we grow from babies to adults. And each season brings new struggles and battles. But God is in all of them. When circumstances are hard fall down before God in worship. One has nothing when we come into this world and nothing when we leave.

I have been walking through a dark valley. It's not over but the season of Oct. and Nov. show me I'll will walk out on dry land.

In every season there are blessing.