Annual women’s devotional book celebrates 25th anniversary in 2018
“Happy Twenty-fifth Birthday!” . . . to the daily devotional book project sponsored by the General Conference Women’s Ministries Department.
On the jacket of Among Friends, the first devotional book published for 1993 daily readings, editor and Women’s Ministries director Rose Otis wrote, “What better way [to affirm women] than to invite [them] to contribute to a devotional book ‘for women by women’?” Contributor response to the General Conference Women’s Ministries (GC WM) global call for submissions was so abundant that Rose—in just ten months—had enough devotionals for that first book. Her conclusion? “Women wanted . . . others to know how Jesus had been there for them.” Contributing authors respond with gratitude for the opportunity to nourish their own spiritual lives simply through the process of writing about their experiences for the purpose of sharing with others.
Soon the GC WM office decided that royalties from the devotional books would go toward funding scholarships around the world to assist Adventist women obtain higher education. Since the end of 1992 when the 1993 devotionals were first sold, proceeds from the yearly devotional books have funded 2,461 scholarships in 132 different countries for women who are committed to use their education to further serve the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Presently, at least half the women seeking assistance are turned down. With your help we can change more lives!
2018 Women’s Devotional Book : Notes of Joy
Did you know that God delights in you? That at the very thought of you, He rejoices over you with singing? Notes of Joy is full of stories that celebrate the beautiful bond shared between the heavenly Father and you, His precious daughter. God’s Word promises us that, through His Son, our safety is guaranteed, our provision is sure. In the face of such abundant life, why do we allow the enemy to steal our joy?
Do you need encouragement today? To experience the joy of His presence? This daily devotional book for women shares that lasting joy is only found through Christ and through the avenues He provides for us—families, friendships, mentors, creation, and yes, even challenges and trials. Listen to His Notes of Joy today.
Writers Needed for the Women’s Devotional Book
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2020 devotional book.
Be a Blessing
The God-inspired devotional book project began in 1992 as a one-time idea to raise funds for Women’s Ministries scholarships, but the book was so well received, and so many blessings flowed from it, that the books just kept coming—and kept blessing. Not only are book readers blessed, but every writer and scholarship recipient is blessed. And blessings continue to flow from the service these amazing scholars provide for the church.
Give a blessing
- Buy a book for yourself.
- Buy extra copies; they make wonderful gifts.
- Write a devotional to be included in a future book.
- Apply for Women’s Ministries scholarship.
- Tell a deserving woman how to apply for Women’s Ministries scholarship.
- Make a financial contribution to the scholarship fund.
The devotional book is a blessing in at least four ways: the women who write for it are greatly blessed; the women who read the book receive a spiritual blessing (making this the perfect gift for any woman in your life); the women who receive the scholarships receive a life-changing blessing; and the donors receive a financial blessing when giving to the scholarship fund.