What if your life was immersed in mercy?
In a culture that is short on compassion, maybe that's difficult to imagine. There's not nearly enough patience or tenderness in the world. Maybe you're in the middle of a hard season and feel disheartened. Or you're struggling to show mercy and kindness to the people in your life.
In this NOISY world, God's heart beats hard with love and mercy. But how can God share His heart with us when He doesn't have our attention?
Best-selling author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper opens readers to the beautiful, merciful heart of our triune God. In this 100-day devotional, you will be comforted as you meditate on God's character. You will find courage in His promises to you. And as you soak deeply in God's love and compassion, you will become better equipped to love and bless the family, friends, and people God has placed in your life.
Enter into the soul-heartening journey of God's Overflowing Mercies.
"As a dad, I am starving for creative ways to gather my family around Scripture. Overflowing Mercies is an absolute answer to a frustrated prayer. The heart of God beats HARD in these pages. The reflections really get everybody chiming in, and the prayers might be my favorite part. We feel like we're praying with the Coopers! Craig, thank you for placing our hands in the hands of Jesus with your words. 'How you write like that?'"
—WALKER AND LANEY HAYES, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter; USA Today bestselling author; and his wife, Laney, mother of 7 (6 on earth, 1 in heaven)
"The gift of mercy is a rare jewel in a world that keeps such stringent score. This book is a gentle invitation to come and receive that gift and be embraced as you are. It's grace and mercy that changes us, and the words of our friend Craig will pour grace over your soul as you journey through these pages."
—MATT AND SARAH HAMMITT, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter; 3x Dove Award recipient; author/speaker; and his wife, Sarah, mother of 4
"When I invited Craig to speak at a weekend service in our church, I had no idea how much I would be encouraged. Too often, my story is defined by measuring up and my worth determined by my productivity. It's exhausting and impossible to maintain. But Craig shared a different story. It was a story of good news that God loves us right where we are, that we are valued and desired, and that God is for us. Learning to live in this truth is absolute freedom. This is Craig's heart message. In Overflowing Mercies, we are invited to walk with Craig, to slow down for a few minutes each day and saturate ourselves in the Scriptures and in prayer that we may experience the freedom and rest God offers as we are continually conformed to the image of Jesus."
—DON DODGE, Lead Pastor of Avalon Church, Orlando, FL
"I have known Craig as a speaker, writer, and friend, and he consistently demonstrates authentic joy rooted in his daily walk with the Lord. Overflowing Mercies offers a meaningful experience of God's heart with simple but beautiful language that is approachable for all. Each meditation invites intimacy with the Lord that is profound and personal, whether in an individual, family, or small group setting. As part of an organization that equips men to know God deeper, I am excited to recommend this as a practical resource to guide them on their journey!"
—JUSTIN WATKINS, Chief Generosity Mentor at Men of Iron
"I can vividly remember hearing Craig share his testimony at church after he had committed his life to Jesus as a college freshman in 1995. Since then, we have served as pastors together in three different churches—I can faithfully attest that Overflowing Mercies is the overflow of the deep devotional life of a man who walks closely with the Lord throughout all the highs and lows of life. There are treasures in this book for all who read it. Here is both an example and a means of grace to help you grow in your relationship with the Lord!"
—HOWARD VARNEDOE, Lead Pastor of Hope Community Church, Columbia/Spring Hill, TN
"We discovered Craig and Walker's book Glad You're Here and resonated so deeply with its message that, when we got married, we gave the book to everyone who came to our wedding. And then we invited Craig to share this message with our church. We aspire to the same way of living that Craig does—he is such a gifted encourager of people. So, when he wrote this devotional book, we knew it would be written by someone coming from a deep place of love for both God and people. And that is exactly what it is. Make it a daily habit for 100 days and you will see God use it to change both your heart and your life!"
—JEREL AND LIZ LAW, Lead Pastor of Love Lake Norman and fiction author; and his wife, Liz, author and advocate for the marginalized