Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Book Review and Giveaway - Heart & Home


Our home and its design can encourage spiritual growth in our hearts.

Heart and Home is a short devotional book with daily devotions for 90 days. The devotionals seek to draw clear connection between the basics of interior design and scripture that encourages spiritual growth within our hearts. The devotionals inspire women to have a captivating heart and home. Included in each devotional is an applicable design tip and photographs. Example devotional topics include unity and harmony, negative space, flow, focal point, and balance.

This devotional includes four-color photographs of home interiors throughout the book.


Victoria Duerstock is a writer, blogger, teacher, and speaker. Her mission is to inspire hope and ignite bigger dreams for God’s purpose in each of our stories. She has a master’s degree in music, but ended up working in the furniture industry for more than twenty years and loves to make connections between our home environments and our spiritual lives. Victoria writes at Encouraging Women Today, Everything’s Gravy, Creative Corner, and Serious Writer Academy and also has contributed to devotionals for Worthy. She lives in Nesbit, Mississippi, with her husband, and they have three children.

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This lovely little coffee-table book has so much in it that will bless your heart and home! There are absolutely gorgeous photographs throughout of cozy and beautiful rooms that are awe inspiring. My favorite thing, though, is how much is packed into each page concerning each topic.

This book is divided into topics like, “Blank Space” - “Filled and Overflowing” and “Proper Proportions”. What I really found interesting was how the author pulled Scripture, prayer, design tips and special heart thoughts into each page without using an abundance of words. Her writing is beautiful but it truly does touch the heart and encourage us in our walk with God.

I savored each and every page and found myself writing down things that really made an impact on my soul. The fact that there are really good design ideas and tips is the icing on the cake! She encourages us to make our homes warm and cozy but she also encourages us to give our heart the same impact that we would do for our home. It’s a truly unique book that I have picked up again and again to just puruse and enjoy.

You’ll love this little book as much as I do and I highly recommend you check it out. I’m giving it 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book from Audra Jennings PR and Abingdon Press. I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.


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As a writer, teacher, and speaker with a busy work and family life, Victoria Duerstock understands that all the tasks of the holiday season can make it easy to forget the true joy that Christmas can bring. In Heart & Home for Christmas, Duerstock brings her mission to inspire hope for God's purpose, and her 20 years of experience in the furniture and design industry together, connecting Scripture with design elements and easy decorating tips in a way that reflects the true spirit of Christmas. The devotions and holiday decorating tips will encourage spiritual growth and inspiration to have both a captivating heart and home at Christmas.

Releases September 17, 2019!

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