Hello everyone! Can you believe Christmas is only eight days away? I’ve finished my shopping– I just need to wrap everything, something I usually get done Christmas Eve. A word to the wise, this is not a smart thing to do.
I did a short review of Coffee Shop Devos by Tessa Emily Hall on Instagram and on my giveaway post, but I’ve needed to do a longer and better post. Something I wanted to do when I had completely read her devotional and had some free time.
**I received a free copy of Coffee Shop Devos in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. **
Published by Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date September 18, 2018
Written for: High-School/Young Adult
There’s something special about spending time at a coffee shop with a friend–engaging in a meaningful conversation, then leaving refueled and ready to tackle the rest of the day. What if your quiet times with God energized you the same way?
Coffee Shop Devos offers a warm atmosphere that will inspire you to discover your God-given purpose and live to your greatest potential. Choose your devo flavor in the Menu of Contents based on your current need. Then lean into deeper intimacy with Christ through reflection and prayer.
Along the way, you’ll pick up tips and recipes for making your own coffee-shop beverage–regular or decaf–to enjoy while you read. And don’t forget to share your journey with your friends! #CoffeeShopDevos
Each of the 180 challenging and motivational devotions will leave you feeling refreshed and reinvigorated–almost as though you’ve shared a steaming pot of brew at a coffee shop with your Creator.
Over the years I was subject to many girls’ devotionals that never seemed to teach anything. Mary Beth’s friend took the sweater off the rack she wanted and what is she to do? This was the subject and style of many of them and some days I felt as if I could cry. I longed for something more, something with meat; something to refresh me, and fill me. I searched and look, longed and prayed, and was thrilled when Tessa announced her Coffee Shop Devos.
Guys, I have loved my time reading Tessa’s Devos. A time of growth and healing during a difficult time. I loved the simplicity of her lessons and how down to earth and honest she was.
Coffee Shop Devos features ten chapters with coffee-themed headers such as:
Mocha: Inspiration for the Soul
Latte: Comfort in Trials
Espresso: Joy for Each moment.
Each devotional has the following sections:
• Scripture to sip on – An opening verse
• Let’s chat about it – The devotional itself
• Let’s think about it – A place to write your thoughts.
• Let’s pray about it – Featuring prayers that go with the devotional
• Today’s dare – A challenge to complete for the day
• A Shot of Inspiration – Featuring a Bible verses and quotes
• Join the Convo – A chance to share what you’ve learned on social media.
The quotes and Bible verses are my favorite part, because they are often just what I need and are uplifting and encouraging.
And also, as a bonus, the devotional has ten coffee recipes to satisfy that love for coffee.
Unlike most devotionals that you’ll read and then quickly forget about, Tessa’s devos stay with you through the day and for days after– giving you the encouragement that you need to get through your day.
Tessa’s Coffee Shop Devos is food for your soul, giving you a little bit of everything that you need to get you through your day. From lessons on God’s never-failing love, seasons of life, trusting in God’s plan, to transforming the trash and living to our greatest potential, Coffee Shop Devos is a pick-me-up that any young lady can glean encouragement from. It makes the perfect gift for the friend or sister in your life—the perfect guide to help them in the New Year, and for many years to come.
Tessa Emily Hall is an award-winning author who writes inspirational yet authentic YA fiction to show teens they’re not alone. Her passion for shedding light on clean entertainment and media for teens led her to a career as an Associate Agent at Hartline Literary Agency, YA Acquisitions Editor for Illuminate YA (LPC Imprint), and Founder/Editor of PursueMagazine.net. Tessa’s first teen devotional, COFFEE SHOP DEVOS, will release with Bethany House in 2018. She’s guilty of making way too many lattes and never finishing her to-read list. When her fingers aren’t flying 116 WPM across the keyboard, she can be found speaking to teens, decorating art journals, and acting in Christian films. Her favorite way to procrastinate is by connecting with readers on her blog, mailing list, social media (@tessaemilyhall), and website: http://www.tessaemilyhall.com.