The Beauty of Ordinary Perseverance in a Demanding World
What does Christian faithfulness look like when life feels unpredictable, hard, or just plain ordinary? We want to follow Jesus, but it’s easy to become more focused on our present situation than on a long view of faithfulness. Working through the unique challenges that come with seasons of waiting, caretaking, suffering, worry, spiritual dryness, and more, Everyday Faithfulness delves into practical ways to build habits into everyday life that will aid in spiritual growth throughout a lifetime.
About the author:
Glenna Marshall (BA, Union University) is a pastor’s wife and mother of two energetic sons. She is the author of The Promise Is His Presence and writes regularly at GlennaMarshall.com on biblical literacy, suffering, and the faithfulness of God. She is a member of Grace Bible Fellowship in Sikeston, Missouri.
“If you’ve ever struggled to maintain daily Bible reading, questioned the importance of regular prayer, or faltered in your efforts to commit to the local church, this book is for you. In other words, this book is for all of us—for who doesn’t sometimes need a good friend to remind us of the value of healthy spiritual habits and point us to the everlasting treasure that awaits? In the pages of Everyday Faithfulness, Glenna Marshall is that friend. She comes alongside readers with personal testimony, biblical truth, warm encouragement, and an occasional, well-placed elbow when we need it most. Whether you’ve been a Christian for days or decades, this book will equip you to persevere and, in the process, find joy.” ~Megan Hill, author, Praying Together and A Place to Belong; Editor, The Gospel Coalition
“Everyday Faithfulness is a wonderful gift for Christian women who long for encouragement to walk closely with their Lord throughout life’s challenges and joys. Glenna Marshall approaches our need for ordinary perseverance with conviction, grace, and great hope in our faithful Savior. She offers us a fresh look at the many opportunities we’re given to live like we belong to Christ, today and every day. Everyday Faithfulness is what we all need, and these words will spur you on through every season in your own walk with Jesus.” ~Bethany Barendregt, Content Director and Podcast Host, Women Encouraged
“Every Christian wants to be faithful. Unfortunately, many of us are really more concerned with the results of faithfulness than with the ordinary plodding and perseverance of daily faithfulness itself. Glenna Marshall writes to encourage us in the midst of this everyday perseverance. Her writing is a blend of humble transparency and biblical insight, all written in the voice of a trusted friend. I’m so thankful for her and for Everyday Faithfulness. What a gift to the church!” ~Jaquelle Crowe Ferris, Founder and COO, The Young Writer; author, This Changes Everything
“When it comes to spiritual growth, we’re often hoping for big changes to happen overnight. While we may long for a fast sprint toward holiness, Glenna Marshall reminds us that spiritual growth usually consists of ordinary moments of everyday faithfulness. Everyday Faithfulness is a needed and encouraging book that points us to the joy of walking with God one day at a time, one step at a time.” ~Melissa B. Kruger, Director of Women’s Initiatives, The Gospel Coalition; author, Growing Together