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God is Crazy in Love with You...and He Likes You
The Book Experts
Sept. 23, 2021

DAPHNE, Ala., Sept. 23, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ -- Meet Steve Akerson, the "Accidental Author." He didn't start out to write a book; he was simply preparing for a men's Bible study based on the book of Psalms. At first, his preparations for the Bible study included most of the verses of Psalms. But, by the time he got to chapter 20, he realized every chapter started to sound alike. So, he started over, focusing on just one key verse from each chapter. Steve shares, "I asked the Lord to help me select the one verse on which he wanted me to focus. And did he ever deliver! Diving deep into each verse was a pure joy for me. I couldn't wait to wake up the next day and get to the next chapter, find the verse and study it."

When he finished all 150 chapters, he was sad because he was having so much fun. So, he decided to type up his notes and organize them into a form that could be published. And so, Joy That Renews was born. Steve continues, "The biggest story is what writing this book has done for my life. I have found out about the overwhelming goodness of God and the richness and depth of Jesus. I discovered that worship of the Lord is a joy-creator, as is thankfulness. I came to realize more than I ever had before that God not only loves me, but that he likes me, and is so, so eager to pour out good things in my life. This has been a great adventure for me. My biggest hope is that other believers will also dive deep and experience the same hope and encouragement from reading it."

In the midst of today's challenges, divisiveness, and turmoil, we could all use a little more joy. Mary Nelson, a pastor and author agrees, "Nothing addresses the reality of the human experience quite like the Psalms, and Steve has masterfully captured key verses to ponder, pray and apply to daily life. As he guides you through each reading, may he deposit in you all that the Lord has freely given him and may you discover the true source of joy that renews."

Joy That Renews by Steve Akerson, 168 pages, PB, $14.99. ISBN: 978-1-951561-78-9. River Birch Press (2021). Distributed by Ingram and Amazon.com. River Birch Press publishes books with a Christian worldview. Its mission is to empower readers.

SOURCE The Book Experts

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