An Intentional Life

An Intentional Life
By Karen Stott
Publisher: Harvest House
Genre: Christian Life
Release Date: 05/2018

Stott, creator of Adventures with Archer and Intentional Home, writes to offer encouragement and a good measure of challenge to Christian women by communicating the message that the good stuff is worth fighting for in this life.

An Intentional Life is a three-part primer that focuses on developing one’s passion, purpose, and presence. Stott tells readers that in answer to the frequent question of finding one’s purpose in life, she replies, “A calling isn’t a destination. It’s a lifestyle. It’s simply responding to His invitation with one more step of faith, one more surrender, one more yes.”

The author reminds readers that when God issues a call to serve, the most common response is to feel unqualified or ill-equipped. Using biblical character sketches and lots of real-life examples, Stott will convince Christ followers to step out into the unknown and unfamiliar, knowing God will provide everything they need in the process.

Stott’s hope is that women will realize that in every season of life God will beckon them to continuing growing, maturing, and reaching out. This book follows much her life journey through the ups and downs of ministry and business ventures. Readers will appreciate Stott’s candor with her own struggles and how she worked through them one hurdle at a time.

—Michele Howe