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If you are single, then you may be wondering "Will I ever find true love?" You may have had your heart broken. You may have been disappointed over and over again. The person you thought was truly "the one" may have turned out to be a heartache. You may have tried to make things happen - push a little, prod a little but to no avail. You may have cried your eyes out over the love you once had or the love you are desiring. You may have given up, thinking your past has counted you out for God's blessings. You may be questioning God's promises and plans for your life. If that's you, then Lydia Lucas can relate.
In her book, A New Thing, Lydia invites you on an event-filled journey through the hills and valleys of relationships. Relatable, honest, and at times humorous, Lydia invites you into her world - the world of a single mother living in Spanish Harlem, New York, trying to find true love.
No matter who you are, the reality is that with life comes unexpected blows, and A New Thing is a faith journey that reminds us that even when it does not look like it, or feel like it, God is faithful to His promises. This book reminds us that it is in our deepest, darkest moments that God shapes us, draws us and does a New Thing in us. Journey with Lydia and you too will discover that true love is possible after heartbreak and disappointment.
A Note From the Publisher
“Wowza! I could not put this book down! The gritty truth of a journey that many women find themselves on is painted as a picture of redemption in these pages. From NYC clubbing party girl to a leader of leaders, Lydia takes us on a fantastic journey to empathize with and possibly relate to a messy life turned right side up. She let go of what she thought she wanted to embrace what God had her to become; which is something everyone can relate to, as we let go of the patterns of our past to press forward for God's best.”
—Rev. Tracy Galloway, Founder of Selah, a Women in Ministry Leadership Collective
“Through her inspiring and unfiltered storytelling, Lydia invites us into the power of surrendering to the hard, yet holy, processes of God in our lives. This is a story about persevering, not in order to 'get the man' but rather to walk as the woman God saw us as the whole time. I found myself filled with so much hope, laughter and tears as I saw God’s hand lovingly leading His daughter through a broken beginning, messy middle and becoming the ultimate prize that was worth the wait. Jesus is always worth the wait. The best part? This story of one daughter is a sweet reminder that the same Father who did it for her is actively pursuing you and me, no matter how long it's been or how far we think we’ve gone.”
—Pastor Ivette Valdez, CDA Poplar
“This book is beautifully written. Engaging, funny and unflinchingly honest, this is a story of heartbreak and hope, brokenness to restoration and in it all, God is glorified.”
—Charmaine DaCosta, Associate Pastor, New Light Baptist Church of NYC.
“In life we take so many roads and have so many experiences -- so many ups and downs, and the fact is that we've made choices that we later regret, especially relating to relationships. There are so many 'But for the grace of God' moments that we can be so thankful for. However, when God woos us and grabs a hold of us our, He builds a confidence in us that only He can give us and then He offers us 'A New Thing'. Lydia Lucas has taken her heart and soul and put it on paper to enlighten and encourage those of us who have been hurt so many times by what we thought was love, or those of us who have just been waiting to experience that real, God-sent love. This book will give you a new outlook on what Jesus has just for us. Thank you Lydia for your unapologetic transparency!”
—Pastor Estrelda Lewis, New Light Full Gospel Baptist Church, Virginia Beach
“She was transformed by the renewing of her mind! This book gives you the formula. I remember all the events in this book, but Lydia, so beautifully, detailed God’s process of transformation! It is very degrading, embarrassing and so unfair at times, the way God has to strip us down to build us up. She does not hold back. 'A New Thing' will mess you up, but it will change the way you see your life. Then...it’s up to you to say, Lord…I want you to do a 'New Thing' in me.”
—Rev. Bobby Lewis - Senior Pastor, New Light Baptist Church of NYC