As a Christian, are you living in the pink? You know, your sins aren't red like scarlet, but you aren't doing what's necessary to make them white as snow. You are satisfied living in the middle, in the pink. Sharon Tubbs' new book, Living in the Pink, will have you thinking about where you are living and how you can move out of it and into the light of truth.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Living in the Pink is a series of humorous and insightful short stories with Christian underpinnings. Through the eyes of the wise “Sister Pinky” and Believers Ministries International Church, these stories highlight issues that women grapple with but that often remain unspoken in religious circles. The characters are everyday wives, mothers, and singles. They develop and gain a spiritual perspective in dealing with romantic relationships, wayward children, jealousy, church traditions, Christian hypocrisy, and self-righteous judgment, among other themes.
Discussion questions help readers connect with the storylines and urge them to look within—and up—to reach their highest potential in life.
Living in the Pink is a unique book in the Christian fiction genre. The short stories allow for a deeper look at each character and their lives while still tying everyone together for a larger look at the Christian community. Each story comes with discussion questions to help the reader get a better understanding of why the characters were living in the pink and to help the reader reflect on their own lives. The short stories and discussion questions make this an excellent book for women's groups to study.
I really enjoyed this book. Some of the stories are stronger than others, but they all serve a purpose. These aren't fifteen individual stories, all of the characters belong to the same Christian community and are tied together by Sister Pinky. This means that the reader gets to see how the lives of the characters were changed even after their story ends. Each character is a real, relatable person and shows that every Christian has their struggles, but faith in God is what keeps them on the right path.
This is a great book for Christian women. It takes many serious themes we see in the church today and puts them into stories for the purpose of reflection and growth within the reader. This book works well as an individual read or as a study tool for church groups.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
SHARON TUBBS is a Christian who loves to write. She has worked professionally as a journalist since 1995 and has reported and written about various news topics, from local government issues to race relations to national religious events. Currently, she is a community news editor for a major newspaper in Florida.
Her passion is writing about God’s love and His vision for believers. She confessed Christ as her Lord and Savior in 1995, shortly after graduating from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and moving away from her home state to jumpstart a journalism career in suburban New Jersey. Hundreds of miles away from the security of home, she realized that God was the source of true peace, contentment, and most importantly eternal life. Since moving to Florida in 1996, she has used church leadership activities and other venues to encourage women in the Tampa Bay area to write poetry, devotionals, and books with Christian themes. She has also sponsored a “small group” home Bible study affiliated with Grace Family Church in Lutz, Florida, where she has been a member since January 2008. She feels blessed to learn from other women, while helping to facilitate their growth, as well.
The Living in the Pink project originated when Sharon wrote a version of the first story, Revelation, for a writing contest. She didn’t plan to create a series at the time. In fact, that story stayed tucked away in the annals of her computer for years before she looked at it again. The second go-round, she saw potential for something more and began to develop the central character “Sister Pinky,” using humor and real-life situations to touch others in a down-to-earth way. In 2009, the project was launched online at LivingInThePink.com as a monthly short story series and newsletter with themes inspired by struggles that many women face.
In the spring of 2010, Sharon finalized a deal with Moody Publishers to expand the Living in the Pink project. That same year, she also contracted with See Media, a Christian company that publishes 30-day devotionals for woman. Both the Living in the Pink project and Sharon’s devotional for See Media are scheduled for release in April 2011.
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