Touching the Hem – Reviews & Giveaway

Did you get a chance to read some of the reviews from this week’s blog tour for Touching the Hem? Here’s a few snippets of what people wrote:

“I really liked that Scripture was not an afterthought, but rather a core component of Touching the Hem. I have read many “Christian” books that have been really light on sharing Biblical references. This is not one of them. Every paragraph can be backed by the Bible, and points to specific verses or passages in Scripture.” — Words with Books

 “My favorite part was her clear descriptions of the attributes and works of God, with a lot of verses to support her thoughts. Elizabeth’s unwavering trust in God is shouted through each page of this book.” — Barefoot Hippie Girl

“That was the overriding message of Touching the Hem to me. Regardless of the outcome of our suffering, it will always be infinitely worse without God in the picture. Whether He determines to heal us in this life or the next, the number one answer to our suffering is walking with Him.” — Holly Barrett

“Whether you’re working through a chronic situation or intermittent suffering, I think anyone could benefit from this book; it’s the type of book you’d probably come back to more than once … If you’re currently dealing with some sort of difficulty or illness, or know someone who is, I would recommend Touching the Hem as a very helpful framework, full of Scripture, for helping you to think and respond in a godly way to suffering.” — A Spirited Mind

“While this is definitely not a fluffy women’s book, it is an easy, well-organized read. It is both academic and accessible while blending in Elizabeth’s personal experience with the subject matter.” — Keren Threlfall

“This is an exhaustive and thorough look at the unchanging nature of God, His earthly ministry which led to death on a cross, and ultimately, His allowance of suffering — the result of sin, but also a means by which He makes us more like Himself. With the use of strong logic and sound doctrine, she builds a case that hinges on God’s mission to heal our broken spiritual lives — ultimately for relationship and our final glorification in eternity.”Faith and Simplicity

Touching the Hem
Photo by Faith & Simplicity

And if you haven’t had a chance to order your copy yet, you can find it on Amazon (here) and Barnes & Noble (here). I’d also love to give away 1 Kindle copy and 1 paperback.*** Update: the giveaway winners have been emailed! 

To enter, leave a comment with a practical tip for responding to physical suffering, or a favorite Scripture passage that helps you through a prolonged period of affliction. For an additional entry, share this on twitter and leave a comment telling me you shared it!


***Giveaway ends Friday, July 19, at 11:59 PM. Giveaway is only open to residents of the U.S. and Canada who are 18 years and older. Winners will be notified via email within 24 hours of winning. If a winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen and notified.



7 thoughts on “Touching the Hem – Reviews & Giveaway

  1. I have been blessed that I have never had to deal with physical suffering to any great extent. I hope I would just think of Jesus suffering for me on the cross and knowing that just like His my suffering would not be in vain. Will also be tweeting to get another entry. 🙂

  2. Suzanne Jackson shared your link- thanks for your post and your book! It sounds grat from the reviews. A passage that has encouraged me is Psalm 73:23-26. Awesome!

    1. Great passage – so comforting! Thanks for stopping by, Becca!

  3. Thank you for your book. As Romans is my favorite Bible Book, here is a quote: Romans 5:3-4
    Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.

    1. Amen! So encouraging to know our suffering is not worthless or in vain!

  4. I am looking forward to reading your book. I have not faced severe physical suffering but with each difficult pregnancy I am always reminding myself of who God is and how He is using this to make me more like Christ.

  5. I draw so much strength from Romans 8:28. Because ALL things DO work together for good! I also have my own personal mantra for the difficult times: Everything happens for a reason. Good or bad, it’s for a reason.

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