Experience the fullness of Life in HIM with Susanne Dietze

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"God doesn’t just want us to exist or get by; He wants us to experience the fullness only a life walked with Him can provide!"
- Susanne Dietze

We start May with LIFE and we welcome author, Susanne Dietze on the very topic of eternal life.

I love this month’s theme of Life! It instantly reminded me of John 10:10: “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” God doesn’t just want us to exist or get by; He wants us to experience the fullness only a life walked with Him can provide!

That sort of life involves trusting Him, and I love stories where characters realize God has more in store for them than they ever imagined for themselves. The heroine of My Heart Belongs in Ruby City struggles with this very thing, maybe because it’s something I’ve struggled with, too. I’ll never forget reading Hannah Hurnard’s devotional allegory Hinds' Feet on High Places when I was in my twenties, seeing parallels between myself and Much-Afraid, a servant of the Shepherd who dwells in the village of Much-Trembling. She loves the Shepherd but is consumed with shame and fear. Only by following the Shepherd on a difficult journey, trusting Him through difficulties, can she reach the High Places of true joy…a richer life of abundance that God has in store for all of His children. That book has helped me trust Him for a more abundant life!"

Susanne Dietze began writing love stories in high school, casting her friends in the starring roles. Today, she's the award-winning author of over a dozen historical romances who's seen her work on the ECPA and Publisher's Weekly Bestseller Lists for Inspirational Fiction. Married to a pastor and the mom of two, Susanne lives in California and enjoys fancy-schmancy tea parties, genealogy, the beach, and curling up on the couch with a costume drama and a plate of nachos. 

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ABOUT My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho: Rebecca's Plight by Susanne Dietze

Journey now to Ruby City, Idaho of 1866 where...
A Marriage Mishap Creates an Awkward Love Triangle in this Silver Mining Town

Looking forward to a quiet life and a full stomach, mail-order bride Rebecca Rice is pleased to marry her shopkeeper intended, Mr. Fordham, until the justice of the peace calls him Thaddeus, not Theodore—proceeded by the title Deputy.

Is it possible to marry the wrong man?

When the newlyweds realize they’ve married the wrong partners with similar names, an annulment seems in order—and fast, since Rebecca’s true intended is impatient to claim her as his own, not to mention Rebecca would never marry a lawman like her father. But when the legalities take longer than expected, Rebecca wonders if Tad wasn’t the right husband for her all along. . . .



ABOUT Hinds' Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard
Much-Afraid had been in the service of the Chief Shepherd, whose great flocks were pastured down in the Valley of Humiliation. She lived with her friends and fellow workers Mercy and Peace in a tranquil little white cottage in the village of Much-Trembling. She loved her work and desired intensely to please the Chief Shepherd, but happy as she was in most ways, she was conscious of several things which hindered her in her work and caused her much secret distress and shame. Here is the allegorical tale of Much-Afraid, an every-woman searching for guidance from God to lead her to a higher place.



Thank you, Susie! Thank you for sharing. I look forward to reading your book, and have Hinds' Feet on High Places on my TBR list! Both sound very interesting for different reasons!

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today, Annie! What a privilege it was for me to think about abundant life and share my thoughts.

    Hope your week is off to a great start!

    1. Thanks Susie! It's always nice to chat with you. Thank you for stopping by!!


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