—Jeff Goins, author, Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life
Anne Peterson has put together a winsomely lovely collection of vignettes, using the sweet innocence of children to lead us along the path to a deeper walk with the Savior. I came away from reading it feeling clean and new and encouraged; you will too.
- Kathi Macias, award-winning author of 40 books. www.kathimacias.com
What others have said about it:
"Real Love: Guaranteed to last," is simple, elegant and profound. Using attractive photos and tender words, Anne allows you to peek into her soul and share the sacred. Here life’s pains and a Sovereign God manage to dwell together in beauty and peace. This book will leave you deeper in love with God than when you began, and it doesn't get any better than that!" - Kim Avery
Among the thousands of weighty tomes exploring Christian apologetics, I wonder how many of them truly help people to understand how much God loves them? Anne Peterson’s elegant little book “Real Love: Guaranteed to Last,” describes a gentle Father and protector, who cries with and for us, knowing our every secret hope and anxiety.
A straight up gospel message told in small personal anecdotes, photos and poems, the book affirms Peter’s admonition to “Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.”
Anne opens with the proclamation “God used each circumstance of my life to bring me closer to Himself,” and illustrates with a series of short personal stories. The stories arc from tragedy to triumph, each confirming her confidence in a loving, personal God.
Anne shares openly about the heartbreak of losing her mother at a young age, and her father’s irrational blame, circumstances that led her to experience forgiveness on a profound level.
“The same God who forgave me, enabled me to forgive him. That’s how God is,” she writes.
My favorite moments are the winsome conversations with her two adorable grandsons. Little Charlie tells her “I want to sit next to you because I love you,” and his brother Jude replies, “Oh Grandma, Charlie said what I wanted to say.” The story is utterly charming as it is, but as a metaphor for a God who truly, deeply, madly loves us, it is priceless.
- Kathleen Caron
Anne shows glimpses of God's heart in "True Love: Guaranteed to Last." Through seven life-inspiring and heart-warming stories capturing snippets of Anne's life we get to see God in bigger ways through the ordinary circumstances of life. This book will leave you wanting more of God. You will be inspired to know God personally.
-Alene Snodgrass, author of Graffiti: scribbles from both sides of the street. http://www.positivelyalene.com
I admire and applaud Anne Peterson for her honesty and expressing her depth of feeling in "Real Love: Guaranteed to Last." She finds comfort in devastating life-altering circumstances. She let me know that it is alright to be mad at God, to give up on Him, for He will always be waiting for us to return. God shows us His mercy. We will be rewarded when we open our eyes, ears, and hearts and look for it. When I opened my eyes to read this book, I was immediately rewarded and you will be too!
-Peter F. Morneault, author of I'M IN." www.petermorneault.com
Anne Peterson’s delightful book will encourage you as you face the kind of difficulties that come to all of us eventually. No matter what she has gone through, she has faced it with faith and courage, which in turn encourages the reader. It is especially good to pass on to a new believer, giving them a snapshot of a life well lived. - JoHannah Reardon www.johannahreardon.com
Anne Peterson’s, "Real Love: Guaranteed to Last," is a book worth reading and sharing, both to encourage Christians and to guide the path of those who search. Anne weaves personal experiences within her prose and poetry as she gently teaches the reader about God’s loving character. Each brief and lovely chapter has a clear ring of authenticity, made real by the author’s insightful connections between her life and her relationship with God. Anne’s words will encourage Christians as well as those who seek. -Glenda Harbison
“Real Love: Guaranteed to Last,” is a lovely read which gently reveals the simple, yet deeply profound truths about God’s amazing love for us.
The photographs and illustrations reveal our very personal God through Anne's own journey. The book clearly illustrates the intimate ways God shows His faithfulness, explaining some of the ways He teaches us about Himself on our journey through this life.
Anne – as always- is refreshingly honest about the victories as well as the deep valleys she goes through as she walks with God. The poem, “You are God, about clay she included in her book touched me deeply. I purchased this poem from her years ago and it has ministered to my heart many times since then.
Every element of the Gospel is living and present in this book. The love of God shown in sacrificing His Son, Jesus. What a perfect time of the year for this booK. Thank you, Anne!
I think this ebook is great. The heart in these stories is beautiful. I felt the joy and pain with the author. A short easy read and a great reminder of who God is. The Almighty to all of us. I would share this ebook with my family and friends and give it out as a gift. One can certainly see God shining through Anne Peterson. Pick up the book today and happy reading. - Devan Crable weaveroftales.net
I am blessed to be in a writing group with this Author. I mention a problem she prays for me. She does not say, “I’ll pray for you.” She prays right then and there. It is inspiring to rub words with this successful author.
Anne has outlined her relationship with God for us to view. She wrote down for us to read what God whispered to her. She had even noted what Satan whispered to her.
You have a chance to see in the heart of this Christian.
Quick buy this book. -Laura Mc Coy http://germanedel.blogspot.com/
Anne’s book, “Real Love: Guaranteed to Last,” is a beautiful, touching, concise, well written, revealing book. Her presentation of "The Spirit" penetrates every scene while acknowledging raw human predicaments. This book will have wide appeal to anyone who has walked a difficult path. - Gary Ades Bowker
Engaging. Soul-lifting. Breathtaking. Her message is one that everyone needs to hear. In seven thought provoking lessons she clearly shows that God is with you, loves you, cares for you. After reading you will not want to move, you will seek to savor the message for...one...more..moment. Events from her story will linger, inspire and caress your soul while Truth becomes abundantly alive.
- Jennifer Humble
"Through her personal stories and grandsons' eyes, Anne Peterson proves that God's got clout and can be trusted -- implicitly! Whenever you need a gentle reminder that God is the Master Orchestrator of your life, open this book and feel the steady cadence and love coming from His heart to your soul with every turn of the page. Anne tenderly shows that our hardships in life are distinctly eclipsed by God's enduring grace, love, and faithfulness." - Maria Bartram, author of her upcoming autobiography, "Without God, I Can't Do Squat."
God has seen to it that every experience in Anne Peterson's life--whether it be the epitome of joy or the dark hours of loss or pain--is touched by His redeeming grace and unfathomable creativity. Anne puts into words all sorts of human experiences and feelings from daily life, creating parables and symbols that evidence the power of God to transform lives. This book, filled with story, poetry and art, permeates the soul and magnifies the One who created us all. You will want to gift it to all whom you love! -Doris Haugen, Director of Career Development, Judson University
Anne Peterson invites us to take a peek into some snapshots of her life and we are treated to a surprising display of God's love and grace in the ordinary as well as the difficult times. God shows up “even in the minutia of life” to affirm to us that he is the God who hears, who sees and who cares. “Real Love: Guaranteed to Last," is a beautifully written book that gently takes us by the hand for a stroll in the ups and downs of the author's life and we end up in worship of our amazing God! - Pastor Lakan Mariano www.collegehillsbc.org
Anne has wisdom rare like diamonds. It comes from crushing loss. Alone in the world at age sixteen Anne found freedom and forgiveness. How? She has an eye for angelic deliveries in everyday offerings. Receive this gift-of-a-book the way you would welcome a warm, steamy mug of coffee. Say, "Yes, thank you Anne." Thank you God. - Marilyn Luinstra