“God Is Gracious : A Christian single mother’s thoughts, prayers and poems for her daughter.” By Arilia J. Winn


 Arilia J. Winn shares her journey to living under the grace of God in this absorbing book of personal essays. Dedicated to her daughter who was 4 years old at the time of her writing, God is Gracious transcends genres and categories: a memoir, poetry, and unconditional love. Here in short sensation provoking essays are glimpses of the life of a single mother who loves the Lord and who loves her daughter. Winn shares with her child wisdom about God, the storms of life, and her absent father. Giving birth to her daughter just a month after she graduated from college, Arilia expresses some of her greatest concerns for her child. Whether she is recalling what her first year was like as a single mother, being completely honest, calling out to God, morning her poor decisions, or caring for her child – Arilia J. Winn writes from the heart. Like the rest of her outstanding work, God is gracious, entertains and gives God the glory; it’s a book to cherish, savor, re-read, and share. “My daughter’s name means God is gracious. How fitting for such a time as this? How fitting when she and I have been basketing in the grace of God? I share this with the World because maybe there is a single mother out there who can relate? Maybe there is a single mother who loves the Lord who needs to know there are more of us out there and she isn’t alone. Though this book is for my child, I know that it will bless so many others out there. Here is my offering to you.” – Arilia Winn