I’m excited to announce I’m assembling a Launch Team for my new book, Grace in Tension: Discover Peace with Martha and Mary. Any and all help you can provide will be immensely appreciated and invaluable in getting the word out. My goal is to get this book into as many hands as possible to help readers transform their stress and tension into grace, and draw closer to God. Your effort and influence will be instrumental in reaching that goal.
Every Launch Team member will get advance digital content before anyone else reads it and be eligible for fun giveaways! You’ll also be invited to join a private Facebook group where I’ll provide step-by-step instructions on how to participate, as well as images and text to copy and paste right into your feed so posting is quick and easy. (Don’t worry. If you don’t use Facebook, I’ll keep you updated via email.) You then get to decide how little or how much you’d like to be involved. Again, any level of participation would be so appreciated. You matter and your voice does too!
For a summary of the book, scroll below. To apply for the Launch Team, click here. (The application takes about a minute to fill out.)Thank you in advance for your help in the lead up to the November 12th release date! Woohoo!
Grace in Tension: Discover Peace with Martha and Mary
by Claire McGarry
We all experience tension. How we respond either diffuses or ignites it. If lit, our tension can escalate, causing us to feel stretched beyond our capabilities. When we reach this state, we lament that God has abandoned us, and we head in the opposite direction.
But what if God does hear our cries for help and hides a gift within the tension? What if we moved toward our tension, instead of away, and found and unwrapped that gift? What if applying that gift to our struggle would transform it into grace, guiding us to a new response, one that could lead to the “better part”?
Grace in Tension is the guide that helps us do just that. Centered around the story of Martha and Mary in Luke 10:38-42, we follow the sisters’ transformative journeys through their own struggles. Imagining what transpires between Scripture verses, we’ll see their initial tension become the catalyst that drives both Mary and Martha to the feet of Jesus, the place where all wonderful transformations take place.
Simultaneously, Grace in Tension explores the more common areas where stress arises in our own lives today. Like a trail of breadcrumbs leading us home, each chapter ends with a thought-provoking prayer to inspire us to go to God with our problems, followed by questions for reflection to help us see all the ways He’s working for our good.
Ultimately, we’ll find ourselves embracing this tension-as-gift approach, viewing it as a reminder to spend time in prayer at His feet. Each time we do, we’ll find and unwrap the gifts in our own struggles, using them to transform our tension into grace so we experience the joy God wants to bless us with always.