Meet author Grace Fox

Grace Fox is the award-winning author of eleven books, a regular contributor to Guideposts’ Mornings with Jesusannual devotional, a member of the First five writing team (P31 Ministries), and co-host of the “Your Daily Bible Verse” podcast. She’s a popular Bible teacher at women’s events internationally and the co-director of International Messengers Canada, a missionary sending agency with staff in twenty-nine countries.

Tell us about your newest book.

Keeping Hope Alive: Devotions for Strength in the Storm contains ninety brief meditations written for readers whose minds are on overload. Each devotion uses stories and biblical teaching, prayers, and relevant quotes to encourage readers to remember that God is present, faithful, sovereign, and good. Full-color pages add visual appeal and make this a beautiful gift book, too.

What inspired you to write Keeping Hope Alive: Devotions for Strength in the Storm?

I’ve faced several significant crises and experienced their strain on my mental, emotional, and physical capacity. Encouragement from God’s Word carried me through those seasons, but I couldn’t focus on long passages. I needed easy-to-remember tidbits. I wrote Keeping Hope Alive for others in a similar position. I wanted to provide a resource that would literally keep hope alive amidst life’s wind and waves.

What genre do you focus on?

I mostly write devotions and Bible studies because God has led that direction but also because I believe His Word is vital to our well-being. But there’s more: we need to know how to apply the Word. That’s how transformation takes place in our lives. My writing helps readers connect the dots between faith and real life.

Why do you write?

I write because God has called me to it, and I want to honor Him by being a wise steward of the gifts He’s given me. But I also write because I believe in the life-changing power of His Word. It brings great joy knowing my devotions bring encouragement to someone who’s hurting.

What is your work schedule like when you’re writing a book?

I get up at 4:30 to enjoy a good cup of coffee and quiet time with God. After that, I work out and, if the weather’s nice, I’ll take a walk. I generally sit down at my computer around 8:00. I’ll answer emails for a couple of hours and then start working on my book by 10:00. I generally write until 5:00ish with a couple breaks to grab a snack or take a short walk. Some of my author friends write well into the night, but I’ve never been able to do that.

What is the hardest part of being an author?

Marketing and social media. The learning curve never ends, and I always feel like I’m not doing enough.

What’s the best part of your author’s life?

Hearing stories about how God is using my books to change readers’ lives. I recently heard about a Muslim woman who buys a cup of coffee at the end of her work day and then sits in her car to read a devotion from Finding Hope in Crisis. She says it’s the highlight of her day. Stories like this humble and thrill me.

What’s one unusual fact about you?

I do my writing on a sailboat. My husband and I have lived aboard a 48’ vessel since 2018.

What is your favorite pastime?

Spending time with my family. I have three married kids and 11 grandkids ages nine months to 14 years. My youngest daughter moved to a city an hour’s drive away last fall, and I’ve spent one day per week with her and her two little ones since then. Tea parties with my two-year-old granddaughter make my heart smile!

Do you have other books? We’d love to know.

I have several women’s devotional books – Peaceful Moments to Begin Your Day, Morning Moments with Jesus, and Finding Hope in Crisis: Devotions for Calm in Chaos. The latter won the Golden Scroll Award for Devotional Book of 2021. Check out Moving from Fear to Freedom: A Woman’s Guide to Peace in Every Situation, too. That one addresses common fears women face and includes personal growth questions and Scripture-based prayers for each chapter.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on a proposal for a Bible study and always writing scripts for the “Your Daily Bible Verse” podcast.

Website: http://www.gracefox.com

Link to book: https://www.christianbook.com/keeping-hope-alive-devotions-strength-storm/9781649380517/pd/380517

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