Today I have the pleasure of telling you about a new book by my friend Barbie Swihart of

Coffee Talk with Jesus

Barbie has just released a book that I am excited to share with you. A sweet dream birthed from her relationship with Christ and the work of her blog, ailment Coffee Talk with Jesus: Intimate Chats with the Savior is a book that will be a blessing to those who read it.

coffeetalkcoverAs a blogger,  I understand the joy of receiving a vision and challenge to bite off an idea that stretches you to write with greater clarity, discipline, and depth. I know the work that is involved in trying to meet the internal challenge to write a daily devotion of quality and heart. Coffee Talk with Jesus began as a blog challenge, and through the warm reception of those that were blessed by it, Barbie has expanded and honed these intimate chats into a book we can all enjoy.

Coffee Talk with Jesus begins with a warm invitation to stop and savor time with Christ in the context of meeting with a close loved one for coffee. Presented in the Listening Prayer style of Sarah Young’s, Jesus Calling, Barbie writes from the perspective of Christ speaking His words to us in conversational form, a time between family who enjoy hanging out and being real with one another.

Come to Receive

“Come to me, My Child, My precious daughter. For I long to share my heart with you today. Will you stop for just a moment and allow yourself to be still so I can talk with you? I have so much to share with you…”

Featuring 31 days of devotional invitations to sit and listen to Jesus, to share the concerns of my heart and to break down the walls that separate, Coffee Talk with Jesus has been a breath of fresh air to me.

Juggling tasks and balancing responsibilities can tempt me to feel that soul-space to deeply seek the Lord is something I don’t have time for. Fighting the tension to be consumed with the countless interactions that get piled into a day, I welcome Jesus’s call to come and sit, to open my heart to receive life-nourishing and soul-strengthening words of truth.

Truth is, and I know it, that I don’t have time not to sit and chat with Jesus, for it is in His presence that I can thrive, receive peace and health for heart and soul that so easily seeks after the illusions of this bent world.

Time to Savor

Each daily devotion is a chat with Christ, some with scripture, and some that demonstrate Biblical truth. I particularly appreciate the reflective questions that Barbie asks, prompting me to take time to be still and uncover the questions and concerns buried under the layers of business and self-protection. I also love the recipes for coffee treats that are sprinkled throughout the book. Oh the yumminess for coffee lovers!

Just in time for Christmas, Coffee Talk with Jesus: Intimate Chats with the Savior is available on Amazon.

Just to give you a heads up, Barbie is also giving away 3 copies of Coffee Talk with Jesus. Visit her blog: My Freshly Brewed Life to enter. The giveaway will be open until midnight on Friday, December 6.

Enjoy and keep seeking Christ this Christmas!




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