If you could point to one thing in your life and say, "Lord, heal this." What would it be? Where does God's mercy most need to abide in your life? We all hold ourselves back from truly letting God love us, but what if today you let Him in? What would you lay down at the foot of the cross?
In this award-winning Christian devotional, author J. C. Beichner shares her own coming-of-age story of overwhelming childhood loss and her search for forgiveness. Combined with a beautiful collection of prayers, the author’s testimony and reflection help each of us discover the infinite depth of God's mercy. Grace in Progress: Prayers for the Beautifully Broken is an honest and timely reminder of the ever-present availability and abundance of Jesus's love, and the extraordinary ways God uses our brokenness for His purpose. The story of Grace in Progress and the devotional of prayers that follow will forever change the way you encounter your loving creator.
Grace in Progress: Prayers for the Beautifully Broken is a book about the journey we all share through life's ups and downs and God's constant pursuit of our hearts despite our bad choices. Each of us is "Grace in Progress" and prayer is how we daily encounter Jesus and embrace his legacy of grace.
Jennifer “J. C.” Beichner and her husband, David, live and work in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jennifer was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and prior to moving to Arizona in 2002, she worked in law enforcement as a Police Services Officer, and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves. Jennifer has dedicated her life to service, giving her talents over in ministry to women, seniors and teens as a volunteer high school youth minister on Core for Life Teen at St. Patrick Catholic Community Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jennifer also serves as an active Board Member for the charity M. A. D. Girls Inc., sings in the church choir and teaches Prayer in Motion classes. In addition to her volunteerism, and colorful background, Jennifer is going to school, working on a novel or two, edits for other writers and teaches group fitness classes at her local gym. In 2013, Jennifer was named “Woman of the Year” by the Phoenix Diocese Council of Catholic Women, an honor she firmly believes is a testament to how God works through our brokenness to reveal his love, mercy and grace to others. Grace in Progress: Prayers for the Beautifully Broken is Jennifer’s first published work and earned her a Silver Medal for Best Book of Christian Devotion/Study in the 2017 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards. Jennifer expects to release her next devotional, A Holy Struggle, and her first novel, A Dark Place of Promise, by Spring 2018.
“Beichner’s story is many of our stories…Twenty-one prayers follow for each of us who acknowledge and understand our own trauma, brokenness, forgiveness and strength in the Lord. This book is beautifully written…an eminently readable and usable book for all of us.” -Robert Curtis, The Catholic Sun Newspaper