New Book Release

In my blog today, I wanted to share some details about my new book release and how I felt called to write it to help others cope during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is called “Rest in God; A Prayer Journal” and will be released on September 15, 2020. 

The Purpose

In these troubled times, everyone experiences problems, but some feel more overwhelmed, while others seem to bounce back from setbacks and challenges. In the turmoil of life, we often need assurances from a power beyond the physical world. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I needed comfort. So, I devoted myself to prayer to find the strength to face the uncertainty during the lockdown. I felt overwhelmed and stressed and looked for prayers to help me. Also, I started to realize that others probably felt the same way. So, I decided to post prayers online (Twitter) each day for myself and others in hopes of helping us remember that God remains in control.

New Book Release

Prayer is our direct link to our Heavenly Father. The link stands open 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Also, Jesus set the example of praying in His time on earth, so we should follow that example. Our prayers need not be wordy or eloquent. But, if you are not sure what to say, start with the Lord’s Prayer. Jesus gives us this prayer as a tool to help us get started. I want to show others how to pray in my new book, Rest in God, published by Arabelle Publishing. This 222-page pocket-sized book is easy to carry in a purse or briefcase. 

Why a Prayer Journal?

The book includes 100 prayers to answer all the daily needs of men and women seeking comfort from God. And, the book also includes 100 meditation scriptures. Besides 100 prayers and scriptures, Rest in God is a journal book where one can note personal prayers and prayer answers. I believe that a prayer journal is an excellent tool to help us see God’s hand in action. When I pray and read scripture, I usually find that a situation or need comes to mind. I write those thoughts down in my prayer journal.

My book "Rest in God" is a journal book where one can note personal prayers and prayer answers. I believe that a prayer journal is an excellent tool to help us see God’s hand in action. Click To Tweet

When God answered those requests, I go back and update my journal. Going back and reading the journal years later gives me a clear picture of Christ moving through my life, and it reminds me that God never leaves or forsakes me. For many people, questions may not always have answers, which leads to unrest. A book like, Rest in God, can be a way to help people use prayer and meditation to restore inner peace to those questioning their faith. I believe that God always answers our prayers but not the way we want.

How Prayer Helped Me

Facing the loss of her child, I learned valuable lessons about prayer and the love of God. When my son died, I begged and pleaded with God for nine days, not to let him die, and I did not get the answer I wanted. But, looking back, I see God’s plan more clearly now and understand that my broken heart would allow me to help orphans. Twenty years ago, I founded Orphan Relief Effort, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. You can read about my journey on the mission field in my memoir, Turning Mountains into Molehills, available on Amazon. My journey and mission are to be the hands and feet of Christ to others in their struggles. I hope to help my readers build a relationship with God and witness the miracle of answered prayer. 

“Pray without ceasing,”

1 Thessalonians 5:17

Details of New Book

My latest book, Rest in God, is available on Amazon and through Barnes & Noble and other online booksellers in September 

2020. You can get a copy here: https://rb.gy/cmpxje

ABOUT THE BOOK: Rest in God: A Prayer Journal with 100 Prayers and Scriptures for Daily Needs ISBN: 9780997912685 Release date: September 2020 Publisher: Arabelle Publishing 

Prayer:

God of Peace, thank you for holding us firmly when we are broken-hearted. Thank you for standing by our side and allowing us to feel your physical presence when we grieve. Please help us remember in prayer, those who are crushed in spirit and need help to face the future. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Blessings,

Yvonne M. Morgan, author, blogger, and speaker.

Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

100% of the proceeds from my book’s sales, Turning Mountains Into Molehills, help the orphans at Orphan Relief Effort, Inc.

Additional Resources:

My Story

Learn About My Book

Getting to know Jesus

Prayer for Salvation

Find Your Rest in God

Seeking Peace and Rest

Rhythm of Life

20 thoughts on “New Book Release

  1. buierocks2002 – "Wanna be" Writer, former Preschool Teacher, amateur Chef & Baker, Sister Daughter Co Worker Friend Aunt...that is a lot of hats to wear in a lifetime but, really, I am just "me." :) It is only by knowing Jesus that I have the life I live. As The Bible says, .." In him we live and move and have our being." So thankful to God for that!
    buierocks2002

    Yvonne, I love your new book and I love that is a journal about prayer. I wish you the best of success in getting others to grow in their prayer life through your simple, yet powerful, creation. 🙂 I enjoy following your blog posts. (Am sharing on twitter.)

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks so much. I really appreciate it. God bless

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Jessica. I appreciate it and God bless

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      I hope you find it helpful. Thanks so much June. God bless.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      I really hope people think like you do and give it as gifts. Thanks and God bless Melissa

  2. Melinda Viergever Inman – earth – Raised on the Oklahoma plains in a storytelling family, Melinda now spins tales from her writer's cave in the South. Her fiction illustrates our human story, wrestling with our brokenness and the storms that wreak havoc in our lives. Find her at http://melindainman.com.
    Melinda Viergever Inman

    What a superb undertaking, Yvonne! Prayer journals, especially when filled with prayers already written down for all types of situations, are tools that are valuable to meet the needs of so many when we simply don’t have the words. God bless you in this, sister!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Melinda. I hope many find it beneficial in seeing God move in their lives. God bless.

  3. Ava Pennington – Bible study teacher, speaker, and author of Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional.
    Ava Pennington

    Congratulations on your new release.
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Thankful for how God is using you, through that loss, to magnify His name and extend His kingdom.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Ava. I appreciate your kind words. God bless.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thank you dear Karen. I am excited and hopeful that others will learn how great it is to journal. I love looking back to see how God works in my life. God bless.

  4. Lisa Q – USA Midwest – Lisa Quintana blogs at ThinkDivinely, and also for the Women in Apologetics (WIA) ministry, where she currently serves as Vice Chair of Communications. ​Lisa also has her M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, a B.A. in Communications (with news media emphasis) from Cal State University, Fullerton, and an A.A. in Christian Studies from Christian Life College, Illinois. Her articles have appeared in several Christian ministry sites. She teaches apologetics at her church in Wisconsin. She’s been involved in leading small group ministries for over 25 years, and recently began speaking at Christian conferences. Find Lisa on Twitter at @LisaQthinks.
    Lisa Q

    This is SO awesome! I am proud of you, and have this on my Amazon Wish List! May God bless the efforts you put into this prayer journal book.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thank you so much Lisa. I hope you really enjoy it. May the Lord bless you.

  5. Melissa McLaughlin – From an early age, the beauty of nature and love of family pointed me to One who is greater, the Creator and Lover of my soul, Jesus. My writing is inspired by His Word and His Spirit. During the most desperate times of my life, I learned to use scripture prayers to be my voice when I had no voice. To find out more about my passionate prayer journey, check out my book "In Dark of Times When Words Fail, Voice of Jesus Pray for Me." Follow along and join me in this journey of loving Jesus!
    Melissa McLaughlin

    What a wonderful ministry of words and prayers! Thank you, Yvonne, for sharing your heart of prayer and your personal journey through unanswered prayers. I know your new book will be a blessing to others who are struggling with the stress and anxiety of this difficult time, as well as the ongoing trials that come our way in this fallen world. May God bless you in this new endeavor! I look forward to reading your new book!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thank you so very much Melissa. I hope the book will help connect more people to God through prayer. May the Lord continue to bless you

  6. Nancy E. Head – United States – Writer and teacher Nancy E. Head was a single mother with five children under the age of 14 when she attended Penn State to earn a bachelor’s degree in English and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her career took a journalistic turn from radio news to newspaper reporting, then education before she returned to the classroom to secure a master’s degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Currently an instructor at Penn State Altoona and Great Commission Schools, she also spent two summers teaching English in Asia and is a Distinguished Toastmaster. When not teaching or writing, she restores antique quilts, crafts projects for her grandchildren, and helps her husband lead a small group at their church devoted to ministering to the needy in their community.
    Nancy E. Head

    Congratulations! Looks beautiful! And we certainly need prayer and to pray. God bless this effort!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks so much Nancy. God bless

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