When God Calls the Heart
40 Devotions from Hope Valley
by Brian Bird, Michelle Cox
Pub Date 01 Feb 2018
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Inspired by best-selling author Janette Oke and the Hallmark Channel original TV series When Calls the Heart, these inspirations from Hope Valley are about finding moments of grace, joy, and beauty amid the unexpected circumstances of life.
In this collection of 40 devotions, Brian Bird, executive producer and co-creator of When Calls the Heart, and Michelle Cox illuminate the “God-moments” from the fictional, 1910 mining town of Hope Valley—the stories of faith, hope, and love from each episode that will inspire and encourage with wonderful virtues and relatable life lessons.
Each chapter contains a quote from one of your favorite “citizens,” a Scripture verse, a devotional reflection, a prayer, and questions to help you think a little deeper about what’s on your own heart.
You don’t want to miss this journey—because as Elizabeth Thatcher learned when she headed West to fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher—when God calls the heart, you can expect an adventure.
The great virtues and enduring promises in Scripture are what Hope Valley and When Calls the Heart are all about. Brian Bird and Michelle Cox are now sharing those “God moments” with all of us in When God Calls the Heart. I love this devotional!
—Lee Strobel, best-selling author of The Case for Christ
I am a devoted fan of the television series When Calls the Heart, so I know for a fact that anyone who loves this series as much as I do will want this exceptional book for their personal collection. It offers not only daily inspiration but poignant moments to ponder as well as sweet reminders of favorite scenes from a beloved cast of characters.
—Beverly Lewis, New York Times best-selling author
So proud of my partner Brian Bird and coauthor Michelle Cox for these beautiful little booster shots of hope in When God Calls the Heart. If you’re feeling cynical about the world right now, this book will cure you!
— Michael Landon Jr., executive producer and cocreator of When Calls the Heart and the Love Comes Softly series
A lovely devotional. The perfect companion for the many fans of When Calls the Heart.
—Francine Rivers, New York Times best-selling author
Hearties are going to find encouragement and inspiration tucked away in the pages of this Hope Valley treasure!
—Todd Starnes, best-selling author and host of The Todd Starnes Show on Fox News Radio
This book of devotionals is a delight. Brian Bird and Michelle Cox have succeeded in capturing the spirit that resonates through all of Janette Oke’s stories. The thoughtful and caring nature that impacts readers around the globe shines from these pages. Highly recommended.
—Davis Bunn, internationally best-selling author
I hadn’t quite jumped on the bandwagon when everyone around me started celebrating the television series When Calls the Heart. And I admit that in spite of the fact that Brian Bird is one of the folks I’m proud to call friend. Then, one day I tuned in to season 1, episode 1. Several episodes later, I penned a quick note to Brian that roughly said, I’m hooked, and I may never get back to work. Now, another dear friend, Michelle Cox, has joined forces with Brian to write this book of devotions. The words are beautifully penned, and the messages are clear and poignant. Even not-yet-Hearties will want this book as an addition to their daily reading.
—Eva Marie Everson, award-winning speaker and best-selling author, including The One True Love of Alice-Ann
A growing army of fans—the Hearties—have come to love the world of When Calls the Heart. Now let the show’s cocreator, Brian Bird, along with inspirational writer Michelle Cox, introduce you to a spiritual world behind the TV series. Their daily readings will remind you to slow down, look up, and reach out to the One who gave us our hearts in the first place—and who wants to keep them close to His.
—Mark Mittelberg, best-selling author of Confident Faith and The Case for Christ Devotional (with Lee Strobel)