Unusual Adoption Story, But the Greatest of These is Love, Says God Can Change Lives in Remarkable Ways

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Author Debbie Michael says she was 'destined for God’s will'

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Experiencing God’s awesome presence coaxed me to make tiny steps toward obedience and trusting God

God’s will often seems a vague and elusive mystery. Many people have turned our eyes toward heaven and pleaded with God to be clear about his intentions for us. What if God makes his will crystal clear but His plan conflicts with our desires?

Sitting alone at her kitchen table on a March evening in 2000, Debbie Michael felt God call her to do the unthinkable: adopt another child. Rather than feeling blessed by this opportunity, Michael admits she initially wanted no part of God’s plan.

In her new memoir But the Greatest of These is Love, Debbie Michael tells the touching story of how she was transformed from a self-centered mother, reluctant to obey God’s will, to a blessed mother of a seven-year-old boy from Russia.

“Experiencing God’s awesome presence coaxed me to make tiny steps toward obedience and trusting God,” Michael says. “Those steps took me on a journey that would change everything—my family, my faith and my capacity for love—for the better.”

But the Greatest of These is Love is about much more than adoption, the author points out. It is a powerful story of how God relentlessly pursues ordinary people to accomplish His divine will.

For more information, visit debbiebarrowmichael.blogspot.com.

But the Greatest of These is Love
By Debbie Barrow Michael
ISBN: 978-1-4624-0254-0                        
Approx. 225 pages
Paperback 6x9
Retail price: $16.99
E-book price: $3.99
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Inspiring Voices

About the author
Debbie Michael lives in Mount Airy, Md., with her husband Bruce and sons, Taylor and Roma. Their daughters Heather and Kellie live in Pittsburgh with their growing families. Debbie loves spending time with her family, including four grandchildren. In addition to writing, Debbie is an artist who enjoys sculpting and painting. She joyfully serves as a substitute teacher at Linganore High School in Frederick, Md.

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