Book Review: Journey into Grace

14 Sep

Life is a journey of joyful moments and painful moments, including twists and turns that threaten to undo us. But if we allow God to work through the joy and the pain, that journey can lead to the life-sustaining richness of His Grace and an intimate relationship with Him.  That truth is the core of international speaker and teacher Darlene Sala’s new women’s devotional, Journey into Grace. With Darlene’s heartfelt voice alongside two coauthors, including her daughter, Bonnie, the 150 readings explore themes such as fear, forgiveness, learning, loving, prayer, and relationships.  This book offers women quiet moments with God as they bring their real life challenges to His feet.


Darlene Sala has had an active ministry role as pastor’s wife, counselor, Bible teacher, missionary, author and leader of Guidelines International Ministries, which reaches, teaches and touches lives with the love of Christ throughout the world.

Darlene speaks at family conferences and churches in the United States as well as internationally.  She leads the Guidelines Women’s Ministry Team in presenting the THRIVE:  Journey into Grace Seminar. Contact for more information.

Darlene is the mother of three adult children and grandmother of eight, seven handsome grandsons and one Princess.  She likes black licorice, does her best writing in the middle of the night and has an African Violet named, well . . . Violet.

My Impressions:

Darlene Sala, along with her two co-authors Bonnie Sala and Luisa Reyes-Ampil, has compiled a devotional just for women. Filled with daily wisdom, each of the 150 entries speaks to issues that all women face. Journey into Grace is divided into topical sections so that the reader can find devotional thoughts specific to what they are facing on any given day. Some of the topics include finding grace in every day experiences, forgiveness of self and others, help with carrying heavy burdens, strengthening relationships, getting through the hard times, and living a life of obedience. Each day’s entry starts with a scripture verse on point with the devotional thoughts explored. Many of the thoughts shared are personal experiences of the authors or their friends. The authors pose a question for reflection and then a starting point for prayer. Journey into Grace is a good choice for those who are struggling with specific problems or for those who need an extra dose of encouragement. I found the entries I read to be perfect for the day I was facing. It is so cool how God can arrange that!

The back cover describes life as a journey filled with good and bad, Journey into Grace is a good compliment to daily Bible reading and prayer time for the reader to find an extra measure of grace for her day.


Audience: women.

To purchase this book, click HERE.

(Thanks to Barbour Publishing for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

4 Responses to “Book Review: Journey into Grace”

  1. Suzanne Sellner September 14, 2017 at 7:55 am #

    I used to listen to Harold Sala’s five-minute commentary on the radio, so I just checked out the Guidelines Ministry website and enjoyed reading about the ministry and those involved with it.

    • rbclibrary September 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm #

      Glad you got reconnected!

  2. Michele Morin September 16, 2017 at 9:14 am #

    Sounds like an interesting cooperative effort. Thanks for the review.

    • rbclibrary September 16, 2017 at 10:12 am #

      Yes! Thanks for stopping by!

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