You will find these Christian books teach people to be self-feeders of God’s Word. You will learn God’s grace is sufficient in all of life’s difficulties, that the Bible is true for us today, and that God is faithful to His Word.
“I remember thinking and verbalizing many times: I will never write a book—too much work! That was my mindset until our older daughter, Jamie, was diagnosed with breast cancer in spring of 2011. Then I knew there would be a book of Jamie’s divine healing, so I began taking notes extensively, continuing through Jamie’s illness and eventual untimely death at the age of 36. I have always been a journaler, but now attention to every detail was critical.
“Writing Jamie’s biography proved more than I could deliver in those early months following Jamie’s transition into heaven. Reliving the life and death of my daughter triggered far too many tears and made typing next to impossible. So God said, “Write this book instead now and work on Jamie’s book later.” And that, my friends, is how “Connections” came to be—self-published in 2014.
“I love the Word of God and have read the Bible completely through over fifty times. The more I read it, the more I learn about the Almighty God and my loving Savior Jesus Christ, and the more I realize I need Him so much every day. I don’t want to live a single day without His Word going deep into my heart, transforming me, and making me more like Christ. I hunger for the heart of God and the mind of Christ. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever in this ever-changing world. His character, who He is, and His truths remain the same throughout the ages. That in itself is so comforting to me. Everyone should be able to read the Bible from cover to cover and begin to know the full counsel of God.”
Both of Karen’s Christian books should be a part of your personal library. Order today.
Thank you for writing Caleb’s Kite. It is a wonderful ministry tool for children.
I’m thankful for Karen’s gift of putting her heart to pen and allowing us into her family in this way (Mom, God’s Got This). Through her writings, God is glorified!
I read your book about Jamie in two days! Oh my! I don’t know how you were able to write her amazing story!
I got the ebook version of “Mom, God’s Got This” and read it on my kindle in two days. I could not put it down! So good!
“Marginalysis” has touched my life. It has challenged me and helped me realize there is nothing more important than our time with God. Thank you for your obedience to the Holy Spirit in writing this book. It is a true eye-opener!
I saw bits of myself in Jamie which kept my eyes glued to the pages (Mom, God’s Got This).
I loved your book “Mom, God’s Got This”! I laughed and cried for days.
I’ve been reading your book Connections and wish to thank you for it. It is beautifully written and the concept of integrating Old and New Testaments is very helpful. Also, I have reread the entire beautifully written Mom, God’s Got This: Jamie’s Story. Again I was moved deeply.
I’ve enjoyed reading and studying my Bible using your Connections. I keep telling my ladies church group about it, and several have expressed interest in purchasing one.
I just finished reading “Mom, God’s Got This” a couple of hours ago. What a powerful testimony. I truly enjoyed reading Jamie’s story.
An amazing story of love, trials, faithfulness, heartbreak, and the undeniable grace of God that surpasses ALL understanding!
I loved your book (Mom, God’s Got This)! I related so well to her stories of China. I’ve also lost two children and your words ministered to me so much. Thank you for writing her story.
Karen, what a blessing and inspiration Jamie’s story is! I read it in 2 days…I just couldn’t put it down. Thank you for sharing this part of Jamie with us.
Just finished reading “Mom, God’s Got This.” I needed what you said about forgiveness and grace. I am thankful for your transparency. Praying your book reaches so many.
Mom, God’s Got This” is by far the best and most challenging book I have ever read.
I wanted to tell you thank you for your books and your blog. All encourage me and help me in my walk with the Lord. I am praying that God will give you the words to write another book. You touch so many people with your words and scriptures. The Lord does so many wonderful things through you. I am currently reading the Bible through and am loving God’s word. I love Connections. Thank you again and please do consider another book.
I recommend “Mom, God’s Got This” to everyone. It’s a journey that we can all learn through!! If you have ever had doubt, if you have ever questioned your faith, this book will bless you beyond measure!! Wow. Just wow!
I feel honored to get this glimpse into Jamie’s heart. I see so many of my own struggles mirrored there. Jamie will truly never be forgotten by those who loved her.
I am really grateful for your courage to tell Jamie’s story. It helped me put in perspective some of the things with which I’ve struggled.
Thank you for sharing your story of forgiveness and healing. The Lord is going to use this in big ways and Jamie’s story will change lives. I believe it.
Jamie was an amazing woman who lived by her faith and conviction. I was truly blessed to have spent so many years as her friend. Her story is powerful and her impact on the world continues with the help of her mother.
I wish they would make a movie of Jamie’s life!
I cried my way through “Mom, God’s Got This,” and I think you did an incredible job depicting her life.
My good friend and I read “Mom, God’s Got This” together. It was like a Bible study for us. So good.
One of our Chi Alpha groups used your “Connections” this semester. They especially loved learning about the Old Testament and how you weave Old and New Testaments together.
I just finished reading “Mom, God’s Got This” and I loved it. I can feel Jamie’s deep passion for missions, and I see her life in the bigger picture of God’s grand design. I would have loved to have known her.
My wife loved your book about Jamie! She cried throughout it and had to read much of it to me. It’s really good.
I finally sat down and read through “Mom, God’s Got This” and I have to say that I am wowed. When I finally sat down to read it intently, I finished it in nearly one sitting. That sitting was filled with laughs and many tears and even moments to take a short break for praise and worship offered up to our incredible God. Words cannot begin to describe how much this book ministered to me, not only because I myself will soon be going to China, but simply in building up my faith and giving me fresh vision of who God is and what He does. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this book and I pray that it blesses many others. I’m already telling people about it. Praise God for both you and Jamie.
This book is amazing ! I read it very quickly because I could not put it down!
Beautiful! I ordered your books for my Christmas present! Very touching and loving.
Reading it now! Incredible!
This book was both inspiring and heartbreaking for me.
As I read “Mom, God’s Got This,” walls I have had around my heart for many years began to fall. I felt every word. Jamie’s story has had a huge impact on my life.
A beautiful book and such a strong testimony of God’s amazing and sufficient grace, if we allow Him to have our lives and use them for His purpose! I am re-reading the book, because there are so many important life lessons for Christians in the story of Jamie’s life.
I read “Mom, God’s Got This” in three days! So well written. The Lord helped you write this book. A wonderful book and you did an incredible job.
Thank you for this wonderful book so full of the amazing things God did in Jamie’s life. The love you and your family have for the Lord is such an inspiration to me. It is because of this book and your love for God that I want to read the Bible through and seek an even deeper relationship with Jesus. Thank you for sharing your family with the world.
Beautiful and very moving account of an amazing woman’s life.
I love your work!
Reading “Mom, God’s Got This” caused me to examine my own life. Am I really accomplishing God’s purpose for my life? Very compelling.
Still reading the Bible every day and using your devotional. Really enjoying it!
It was quite difficult to put “Mom, God’s Got This” down once I started reading it. Very compelling! Due to schedule, I had to read it in three separate settings! This book obviously gives me a deeper appreciation for Jamie’s life, ministry, pain, and fortitude. Her devoted commitment to God and others to the end was nothing short of inspiring and personally challenging. The journal entries were captivating! Thank you, Karen, for sharing Jamie’s story amidst your own grief. God does not waste our pain. Jamie would be so proud of her momma! Praying for China and the fruit that continues to produce due to her sacrificial giving and deep hearted love and devotion for her people!
My husband and I read Connections every day along with our Bible and just love it!
This is my second year to read through the Bible using Connections. I love it!
Connections Second Edition is really helping me read the Bible every day!
I absolutely loved the book. I could not put it down. Makes me have a deep appreciation for Jamie, as well as you and Gene. You inspire me to do more and study the Bible more. I love you both.
I read “Mom, God’s Got This” in two nights. I can’t tell you how Jamie’s story has impacted my life on so many levels! I laughed out loud, and I cried many tears. I will read this book again.
Karen, I recently finished reading your book “Mom God’s Got This”. I was touched so deeply that I’m not sure words can describe how deep. It is a beautifully written book that left me in tears and a few hours later in tears again. Thank you for writing this book as I know it will touch many people around the world. Jamie will never be forgotten.
Karen, your book was awesome. I could not put it down.
Christian books that will encourage your faith and enhance your daily devotional.
This is Jamie’s story–a true story of courage and obedience, faith and doubt, heartbreak and disappointment, inner struggles and victories. A young East Texas girl who followed God’s call to the other side of the world, Jamie loved the lost and those who have never heard the good news of Jesus Christ. Then why did she have to die?
This daily devotional will help you succeed in reading the Bible completely through in chronological order, and at the same time, help you better understand major themes in Scripture as well as God’s character.
Christian Author and Speaker, Karen Norton, has written Marginalysis – Building Margin into our Busy Lives, as a window into her own practice of establishing healthy boundaries. She defines this creative term by saying, Marginalysis is all about self-care and how to build and maintain healthy God-honoring margin in your life. In fourteen short but power-packed chapters, Karen illustrates how to integrate this principle into key areas impacting the development of body, soul, and spirit so that stress is reduced and the pressure of life’s demands do not prevent the blessings of deepening our relationship with God. For those who are struggling with finding consistent devotional time and managing the chaos of life, Karen’s book will be a guide and inspiration to establishing margins that result in renewal and refreshing. Marginalysis is God’s Word activated in every area of our life and ministry. I highly recommend it as a timely encouragement in stressful times.
Dr. Gaylan D. Claunch
North Texas District
Assemblies of God
Karen F. Norton is passionate about helping people strengthen their walk with the Lord by knowing, loving, and living out God’s Word in everyday life. An ordained minister, she served on a church staff for thirty years.
Caleb’s Kite is the light-hearted story of a little boy whose Mommy lives in heaven. While adults are often busy analyzing Jesus and heaven, children simply believe and believe simply. Is there a child in your life who has suffered the loss of someone they love? Caleb’s Kite will bring a smile to their heart – and yours too. Oh, that grown-ups could view loss through a child’s eyes! “You have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children” (Luke 10:21).
Caleb’s Kite is the light-hearted story of a little boy whose Mommy lives in heaven. While adults are often busy analyzing Jesus and heaven, children simply believe and believe simply. Is there a child in your life who has suffered the loss of someone they love? Caleb’s Kite will bring a smile to their heart – and yours too.
Oh, that grown-ups could view loss through a child’s eyes! “You have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children” (Luke 10:21).
If you’re a super-busy person, Marginalysis is for you. If you’re a super-busy Christian, well that’s even better!
I wrote these eighty-two pages with you in mind. It’s true. We are all so busy (at least we think we are) that personal one-on-one time with our Creator God is squeezed right off the page, and a hundred time-eating less important activities prevail. How does this happen?
As a matter of fact, those light pink vertical lines on our daily page indicating margin around our day are no longer visible. Everything has overflowed the limits of sanity and then been scrunched together until our day looks like one big confusing glob, and we end up asking ourselves the question, “What exactly did I accomplish today?”
Marginalysis can help you reestablish and maintain healthy margins in your day, add mental clarity, reduce stress, and be more productive.
Does reading the entire Bible seem overwhelming? It doesn’t have to be. You can read the Bible through in one year, every year! Whether you begin the year-long adventure in January or July, you will find Connections an invaluable companion to The One Year Chronological Bible (NIV), 2011 edition.Read More
The topical index located at the back of the book is an extra bonus to your Bible study.
Thought-provoking and encouraging, you will find Connections a supportive tool in your continuing spiritual growth. God wants to speak to you every day, so start your twelve-month journey now!
“Mom, God’s Got This”
My thirteen-year-old daughter walked into the living room and sat down beside me on the sofa. She was crying. “Momma, I think God has called me to preach. I had a dream and I saw a sea of people with black hair. There were so many people crowded together, and they don’t know who Jesus is.”
I invite you to step into the very private heart of a mother and her daughter. This is Jamie’s story—a story of courage and obedience, faith and doubt, heartbreak and disappointment, inner struggles and victories. A young East Texas girl who followed God’s call to the other side of the world, Jamie loved the lost and those who have never heard the good news of Jesus Christ.
Then why did she have to die?Read More
Book Review by Attorney Robert Flournoy: “I had the privilege of reviewing Jamie’s book before it was published to be certain that it met all appropriate legal parameters. I became so enthralled with the story and compelled by the testimony of this young lady that I almost forgot what I was charged to do.
“It seemed surreal reading an autobiography written posthumously. Jamie clearly had a heart for sharing the gospel and even though she thought it would be in China or some other foreign land she could not have imagined that it would be to millions. In hindsight, God obviously had a plan for her life which was to know Him and the power of His resurrection. Through the struggles and the pain of rejection and medical maladies, Jamie literally appropriated the character and the will of God into her soul. She, and her mother, Karen, recorded the events of her life as though they were preparing for this book. As Karen compiled these journals, it also became obvious that the contemporaneous reflections of Jamie’s day to day life gave clarity and veracity to her whole story.
“This is an amazing young lady whose struggles were overcome by the goodness of her Savior. As I read her story, I came to know and to trust the Lord more intimately myself – as you will. I will not feel sorry for Jamie but admire her resolute faith and purpose, not without fault or at times faltering, but she lived an exemplary life in the confidence and care of the Lord. She, as was said of King David, “was a man (woman) who served the purposes of God in his (her) generation and then died” (Acts 13:36).
Back cover endorsement by Delmer R. Guynes, EDD, President Emeritus, Southwestern A/G University: “The story of Jamie Norton Lund is one of unselfish love for family and China. Her dedication as a brilliant young woman to share that love with university students in China’s hinterland was passionate and complete. She will live on in the hearts of young men and women who are destined to change the very nature of China itself.”
These Christian books are perfect for sharing with others and make great gifts. “Connections” is ideal for those wanting more from their daily time with God. “Mom, God’s Got This” will inspire those with whom you share it as they learn about God’s call on Jamie’s life. It will also offer hope for anyone going through a journey of grief as Karen honestly describes her transformation from sorrow to joy.