Sanctuary (ebook)

Sanctuary ebook

Cultivating a Quiet Heart in a Noisy and Demanding World

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31-day devotional that helps women find true peace in Christ among the busyness, noise and pressures of life.

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Whether it’s the TV or radio continually playing in the background or the persistent pinging on our phones, the constant noise and frenetic pace of modern life can be overwhelming. The cacophony of cultural messages that permeate the air produces an inner restlessness that says, “You should be doing more, saying more, posting more, and sharing more.”

More than ever, we need sanctuary, not only as a refuge from the noise around us but also as a place where God’s truth can be clearly heard.

This 31-day devotional explores what it means, and what it looks like in very practical ways, to lead the “quiet life” Paul speaks of in 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12. Readers will come to see that a quiet life doesn’t mean escaping from the world around them but centering their hearts on Christ so that they can live with a clear focus, a quiet confidence, and a steady peace.

This book is for those who…
• feel overwhelmed and long for quieter spaces that allow for thoughtful reflections and honest conversations.
• want to balance time spent online with non-digital activities and invest in real-life relationships.
• desire a deeper quality of life beyond the online culture of noise, outrage, and self-promotion.

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  • Introduction : Searching for Sanctuary
  • Day 1. Where Strength Is Found
  • Day 2. A New Identity in a New World
  • Day 3. The Mirrors in Our Hands
  • Day 4. Having a One-Thing Heart
  • Day 5. A Place of Refuge
  • Day 6. When Light Pierces Darkness
  • Day 7. The Grace of Good Work
  • Day 8. A Timely Heart X-Ray
  • Day 9. To Be Seen and Understood
  • Day 10. The Encouragement We Really Need
  • Day 11. A Different Choice on a Different Day
  • Day 12. The Hands That Serve
  • Day 13. When Small Things Matter in Big Ways
  • Day 14. The Question We Must Settle
  • Day 15. Of Comfort and Conviction
  • Day 16. Known by Love
  • Day 17. This Is Just the Overture
  • Day 18. The Pursuit of Less
  • Day 19. Loss Can Either Define or Refine
  • Day 20. Where We Turn When Life Turns Hard
  • Day 21. Even on the Far Side of the Sea
  • Day 22. The Habit of Gathering
  • Day 23. The Power of Silence
  • Day 24. Where Our Focus Lies
  • Day 25. Vessels of Purpose
  • Day 26. From the Overflow
  • Day 27. A Sweet Respite for the Soul
  • Day 28. A Life Poured Out
  • Day 29. After a Little While
  • Day 30. A Sanctuary of Praise
  • Day 31. A New Sojourn Begins
  • Epilogue: A Blessing for Your Journey


Contributors Denise J. Hughes
ISBN 9781784988401
Format eBook
First published December 2022
Case quantity 50
Language English
Pages 224
Publisher The Good Book Company

Linda Allcock

Author, Head, Heart, Hands and Deeper Still

Powerfully yet gently, Denise exposes the noise that fills our lives and leads us on a journey towards the peace that God alone gives. This book will do your heart good.

Kristen Wetherell

Author, Humble Moms and Fight Your Fears; Co-author, Hope When It Hurts

My head is so busy and my heart is often so heavy that Denise’s book was a gift to me. Who doesn’t yearn for a true sanctuary from all the noise and expectations? I appreciate her commitment to all of Scripture, her engaging stories, and her warmth in coming alongside those who read. In a culture that tells us to seek rest anywhere else but in Christ, Sanctuary is a helpful guide for the restless heart.

Wendy Speake

Author, The 40-Day Sugar Fast and The 40-Day Feast

This book is right on time! We are in desperate need of sanctuary. Denise invites us into a deeply restful rhythm of grace—that we might re-emerge with peace and purpose as lights for Christ.

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(Review written for 'Sanctuary')

I've never heard of Hughes prior to this devotional but I was pleased with her presentation.

Sanctuary is structured as a thirty-one day devotional that takes you through a journey of quietness. Specifically referring to 1 Thessalonians 4 where Paul speaks of living a quiet, content life.

Each devotional follows the same format:

- Scripture reference

- Hughes writings

- Tuning In To Quiet: Contemplate, Cultivate, Pray

Hughes writes with a very honest, raw style as she shares some of her personal journeys to finding the quiet life.

One of my favorite quotes: To cultivate a quiet heart is to live free from the pursuit of more.

She ends the devotional with a Blessing For Your Journey. This is where she describes the quiet life as an ongoing process, not simply a one and done situation. She provides thirty-one practical ways to live out the quiet life, ones that can easily be repeated along the journey to quietness.

I received a copy of this book from The Good Book Company in exchange for an honest review.

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