Moments of Reflections

Finding Peace Within The Storm (Heart of Devotion Book 1)

Non-Fiction - Religion/Philosophy
55 Pages
Reviewed on 12/30/2017
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Author Biography

LaToya Murchison is passionate about encouraging, helping, and building up others. She gave her life over to Christ eight years ago and it’s the best decision she ever made. LaToya loves to spread the word of God everywhere she goes.

In 2012 LaToya created a Facebook group named D.O.V.E, Daughters of Virtue, with a mission to unite women who strive to encourage and empower other women and members of their community. She created D.O.V.E. to promote unconditional love, peace, unity, and the importance of understanding and respecting women’s individual rights to choose a spiritual path.

LaToya serves as Media Director, Vacation Bible School Director, YPCL (Young People Christian League) Director and Children’s Ministry Assistant at Love Grove Free Will Baptist Church. LaToya published her first book, A Praying Heart, on November 21, 2014 and her second book, Poetic Expressions, on May 30, 2015.

When LaToya isn’t working for a client or doing something literary, she enjoys spending time with family and working with the youth in her church.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kimberlee J Benart for Readers' Favorite

When world events, let alone personal tests and trials, prove stressful and depressing, many people turn to substances or lifestyle changes to cope, although these are usually unhealthy and sometimes self-destructive. People of faith have always been encouraged to turn instead to the inspirational words of scripture, to the comfort of prayer and meditation, to uplifting hymns, and to supportive fellowship with other believers. Moments of Reflections: Finding Peace Within the Storm is a collection of forty-one short writings by author LaToya Murchison, who offers them to motivate and encourage others in their search for inner peace, while the “storm” of daily life rages without.

Murchison writes in an easy-to-understand, almost conversational tone as she shares her thoughts and prayers, sprinkled with bits of scripture. I can see her words helping a reader get through the day when one isn't sure that he or she can make it; or to handle grief that keeps one awake at night; or to restore the love once felt for others who have since become estranged; or to get through so many other situations in life with a smile on one’s face and trust in one’s heart. I was relieved to find that Moments of Reflections is light on doctrine, which sometimes turns people away from a church’s door. Its focus is on the simple, eternal message of unconditional Divine love. For those who have committed their lives to Christ, it’s also a call to action. For all of us, it’s a chance to reflect on the true source of our strength.