Meet author Becky Harling
A best-selling author, Becky Harling is a popular speaker at conferences, retreats, and other events. Authentic. Passionate. Funny and Biblical all describe Becky. She has been a guest on many radio and T.V. shows and holds a degree in Biblical Literature and is a Certified Leadership and Communications Coach. Her life experiences as a Pastor’s wife, Missionary, Women’s Ministries Director, survivor of breast cancer and childhood sexual abuse, bring depth and realism to her message.
Psalms for the Anxious Heart is a 30-day devotional that helps the reader find comfort for their anxiety. Each day includes a verse or two from the Psalms, a short devotional targeting the felt need of anxiety/fear, a section called, Selah, that includes a reflective question, a truth for each day, suggested worship song and a closing prayer.
What inspired you to write this book?
I realized during the COVID-19 crisis anxiety and fear were at an all-time high. Moody Publishers asked if I had any ideas for a quick book that would bring comfort to people. Because I have wrestled with anxiety and know how comforting the Psalms were to me, I thought they would be a blessing to others.
How would you describe this book to someone in a 30-second blurb?
A short devotional that will bring comfort when you’re wrestling with anxiety.
What genre do you focus on and why?
Non-fiction because the Lord has called me to be a teacher of the Word.
Why do you write?
I felt called to write about 20 years ago. I realized it was a great method to reach more people with truth from God’s Word.
What is your work schedule like when you’re writing a book?
It varies from book to book because I travel extensively speaking and also teaching with my husband both nationally and internationally. Over the last four years we’ve been in over 70 countries. That meant I had to learn to write everywhere and anywhere.
What is the hardest part of being an author?
Marketing because I love the message of Christ and want to get it out there but it feels like marketing is always changing.
What’s the best part of your author’s life?
I have a flexible schedule and can write in my jammies!
What’s one thing your readers should know about you?
I love coffee and hiking with my husband.
How have you changed or grown as a writer?
I’m now able to write much more quickly than when I first started.
What is your favorite pastime?
Hanging out with family and grandkids.
Do you have other books? We’d love to know.
Yes, Rewriting Your Emotional Script, Freedom From Performing, The 30 Day Praise Challenge, The 30 Day Praise Challenge for Parents, How to Listen so People Will Talk, Who Do You Say That I Am?, Listen Well, Lead Better, Psalms for the Anxious Heart, How to Listen so Your Kids Will Talk (Coming January 2021).
What are you working on now?
A Bible study called, The Extraordinary Power of Praise (Coming June 2021).
Link to book: https://www.amazon.com/Psalms-Anxious-Heart-Devotional-Uncertain/dp/0802423388/ref=sr_1_1?crid=YE2I0GGX7OSQ&dchild=1&keywords=psalms+for+the+anxious+heart+becky+harling&qid=1598202601&sprefix=Psalms+for+the+%2Caps%2C194&sr=8-1
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