In the midst of long-held secrets, affairs, and addictions, a supernatural force visits the community of Holly. Hearts are awakened that were once threatened by destruction. The trials of life chose their victims at random. Lies knew no boundaries. And neither did the grace of God.
Local Pastor, Dylan Vanberg, battles his own torment as he comes to realize the power of grace while the town newspaper reporter begins to understand the power of words.
Where old stories are repeated, babies are rocked, and kisses are given. Where life happens. What secrets do these porches hold and what stories will they tell?
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STUDY GUIDE FOR DISCUSSION FOR THE MODERN NOVEL, THE PORCHES OF HOLLY.
Perfect for individual study or group studies.
The Porches of Holly Study & Discussion Guide was created to be a companion for the novel, The Porches of Holly. The Study Guide can be used for individual study or group studies and/or book clubs. The guide was inspired by a book club who chose the novel as a focus for discussion and Scripture study. Various Scriptures are woven throughout the novel.
Each individual participating in the study group or book club should have their own copy of The Porches of Holly Study & Discussion Guide. Dive in and explore the thoughts behind the characters of the town of Holly. Discover the hidden meanings of the characters' supernatural dreams and visions. Become acquainted with the Scriptures regarding grace, humility, the power of Christ's blood, and more as we walk through the story. It's a journey that will bring healing to the heart, mind, and soul, igniting hope in the reader.
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"This book took me by surprise in all the best possible ways. This is a fiction novel, but really seems more to me like an allegory—really beautiful themes of grace, forgiveness and love are written into every page. I was challenged and inspired to become more like Jesus! Highly recommend!" ~ Amazon customer
"Wow, I was ready for a sweet little novel...some, you know, "light reading"? I was blown away! This is not your Mama's drugstore love story!
The innocent little town of Holly, like most towns, is brimming with "real" people. The kind that feel real feelings, have real issues and who make real messes! The Author does not mince words the way most "Christian novelists" do. These are raw emotions and authentic reactions to those emotions! I think Traci Vanderbush has an inside track on the way Jesus thinks, feels and does things! Her imagination is so beautiful and her writing style is amazing. You won't want to put it down until you finish the book!" ~ Gloria
"I just finished reading The Porches of Holly, and absolutely loved it! There are elements of the book that are reminiscent of C.S. Lewis' Narnian imagery, together with the story-telling quality of The Mitford series by Jan Karon. Although I thoroughly enjoyed all the books in the Mitford series, I found Traci Vanderbush's book to be so much more compelling, with stories that tugged at a deep place in my heart, weaving life-lessons throughout that will come to mind the next time I'm tempted to judge someone without knowing their full story. The Porches of Holly is a beautifully written book that captures the essence of love, grace, and forgiveness in a remarkable story of redemption. I miss the characters already, and hope and pray for a sequel." ~ Amazon customer
"I am so amazed by this author and how she makes this town become alive. The heart felt role that each character plays and the effect of choices made. The wording and the descriptions set the mood in each chapter. I ordered extra as gifts for Christmas! " ~ Linnae
"Well written. I would buy Traci's next book. Inspiring!" ~ Andrea
"Amazing story!" ~ Heidi
"It was a heart warming tale.
I cried a couple times and laughed out loud. Characters were so well developed, they just reeled you in and held you there till the end. Great read!" ~ Valerie
"This is a wonderful companion to the book. Scripture and thought-provoking questions help you dive deeper into the content." ~ Amy
"Oh I love this study! I bought the book a week ago and Windows of Holly! Thank you for this beautiful story! It really touched my heart. I can’t wait to read the sequel." ~ Kathryn
"I've been reading ahead because I can't get enough of this study!" ~ Sharon
"This study was so helpful. I was amazed by the revelation that was brought out in each scripture and how these truths were woven into the story." ~ Dana
"I'm so glad I joined the book club! I had no idea it would be this rich with the word of God and the truths found in the story of The Porches of Holly. The book and study guide together gave me a safe place to dive into some painful situations of my past. It was uncomfortable going back to those places, but it was necessary for my healing. Being a part of this study touched places in my heart that I had walled off from people for many years. Exploring the characters' situations and bringing scriptures into them was incredibly life giving." ~ Anonymous
"I ordered the discussion guide for my personal use. I'm really enjoying it! The scriptures are opening up to me in ways I've never seen before." ~ A. V.
"I highly recommend reading"The Porches of Holly" and "The Windows of Holly." I read the first book when it came out and I was so excited to hear that there was a sequel. I re-read The Porches before reading the Windows of Holly, as the characters are connected. The books are written in a way that keeps you wondering what will happen next. You will want to keep reading and not stop till the end! I also purchased and gave the books to my 33 year old daughter. She loved them as well. A top notch series written for young and old with the message of Grace and Love running through." ~ Encouraged
"I absolutely Love the sequel Windows of Holly! It takes you on a journey of lost and renewed love in a way only Jesus can heal broken marriages and trust." ~ Sonya
"I truly enjoyed The Windows of Holly. The story of forgiveness and redemptive love was really very special. It is as much about letting go of the pain and unforgiveness of ourselves as of others. Well done Traci!" ~ Candace
"The story grabbed me by the heart showing me God's love in a new way, how He forgives us and is drawing us back to Him even as we selfishly continue to disobey. The overwhelming theme so richly written by Traci Vanderbush is how we are to love and forgive unconditionally. In both of her Holly stories, she paints pictures with her inspired words that have deeply affected me." ~ JoAnn
"This book should be made into a movie! Read Traci Vanderbush's Porches of Holly first and then her sequel Windows of Holly and tell me if I’m wrong - her characters are believable and the redemption story is palatable." ~ Kim
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