ACU alumna publishes devotional book
For Immediate Release
September 24, 1999
ABILENE - ACU Press released "Choosing Gladness: Letting
God Occupy Your Heart," by Abilene Christian University
alumnae and former Abilene Reporter-News section editor
According to Thom Lemmons, manager of retail and
publishing at the ACU Press, Anderson discusses her own
journey from frustration and anxiety toward the gladness
provided by God. She now lives in Odessa, Texas.
"Choosing Gladness" covers such topics as why the need is
so great and how to let God occupy your heart. Anderson also
includes a study guide and workbook at the end of the book
to help in personal study.
"I've always been interested in women's studies,"
Anderson said. "It started as a personal and spiritual study
and then just developed into something much larger."
That something larger was "Choosing Gladness." After much
personal study and visits with mentor Jeanene Reese,
director of ACU's Center for Women in Christian Service,
Anderson decided to turn her study into a book.
Even though the book is fined tuned to women, Anderson
said anyone, male or female, who wants to make the personal
choice to let God's gladness occupy their heart will find
this book beneficial.
This book will primarily be used for Bible classes in
churches, retreats and personal study.
Before writing the book, Anderson had been through a
major transition in her life and decided that she wanted to
"lift herself out of the unpleasant mindset and pattern of
living she was in."
In the midst of numerous women's devotional and
inspirational books in the market, Anderson's book stands
out because of the abundance of personal examples and
situations included. "Choosing Gladness" includes
step-by-step instuctions and follow-up examples many similar
books don't include.
"Choosing Gladness" retails for $10.95 and is available
at the ACU's Campus Store and Abilene Educational
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