Monday, October 31, 2011

How Has God Amazed You Today?

“God just did something amazing!” When is the last time you stopped in your tracks and spoke those words?

This past month, I’ve gotten a lot of emails and letters from readers letting me know that something I’ve written has been used by God to give them encouragement and hope. C.S. Lewis said, "We read to know we're not alone" - and I always hope for that connection in my books.... that readers will think, "Yes! Someone else GETS it."

Still, it amazes me when God allows that to happen.

In the past several years I've been grumpy, frustrated, lonely, despairing, and often hopeless.. Yet God has been faithful, patient, merciful, and creative in finding ways to comfort and guide me.

If anyone felt their spirit lifted or heart encouraged when they read one of my novels or devotions or newsletters, then it’s only because I’m a fellow sore-footed traveler on rocky roads, able only to point to Jesus.

When I read letters from folks grappling with difficult situations, I wish I could lift the load from other’s shoulders. I wish I could take away their struggles. I wish I could open the doors that have been closed to them. Time and again I’m faced with the truth that in myself I have little wisdom or power to offer. But I know the One who has complete love, total knowledge, and limitless power. And I know His purposes and plans are wonderful (although He doesn’t always divulge the specifics– hence my bouts of grumpiness).

So let’s watch for what God is up to in the coming days. I can vouch for the fact that He is able to do amazing things. More than we ask or imagine. Sometimes I’m so busy looking at what I wish He would do (based on my plans for improving the universe) that I miss the cool things He actually IS doing.

Back to my original question – how has God amazed you recently?

Sharon Hinck

NEW: The Restorer-Expanded Edition

Thursday, October 27, 2011

More Restorer Art from a Reader

And these two drawings of Kieran are by Elizabeth Wallace. I love the depiction of the scene of Kieran losing his sword fight with the One.

Restorer Art from a Reader

My heart was warmed recently by the gift of art work from some young readers of the Restorer books.

Tristan and Kendra walking - by Hannah Wallace

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Kindle Version - Restorer--Expanded Edition

Hooray! The Kindle version is now available!

For readers who prefer e-books, you can find the newly released expanded edition here: