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Opening My Heart to God: Inspirational Poetry and Prose / Kemper Purdy, Brenda A. / Paperback / LSI

945-6950 L


About the Book 

Everyone has an individual approach to personal devotions, Bible study, and prayer. Some read, study, and mark their Bibles; some pray aloud; some sing, some journal. Brenda Purdy chooses to express her worship and praise through poetry. She has chosen to share her devotional poetry with you. You are invited in to share her most personal thoughts as she seeks to know God’s will, struggles with self (as we all do), and pours forth her praise even in the difficult times.

As you read, you will be drawn into a sense of camaraderie as you realize that, although our struggles may take different forms, we have one thing in common: we are all sinners in need of the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Brenda articulates this truth in raw, poignant emotion as she plumbs the depths of the reality of her great need, then rises to the heights of praise to God for His loving care and the sacrifice He made to assure us of eternal salvation.


"Rejected,-- Alone again I bear the pain
Of heartache, tears, and broken dreams.
Endeavoring to gain
Repose is silence.

I flee to the Rock of Ages Who lifted me,
And cares beyond compare.
I only pray He will do what I cannot--
Take control of my life and make it right…"

You can hear the heartache in Brenda’s voice as she expresses her personal experience. But then she moves from looking inward to looking at Jesus and recognizing that in spite of our defects of character, Jesus has paid the price for our sins and assures us of forgiveness and His righteousness. It’s just possible that reading this little volume of poetry will enhance your own devotional life.

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About the Author 

Brenda Kemper Purdy

Brenda A. Kemper Purdy is the daughter of a minister and was raised in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She resides in Napa, CA, happily married in 1976 to Leslie R. Purdy, her best friend, other than Jesus. Brenda graduated from Napa Valley College in 1988 with an associate of arts degree in general education and in natural sciences. She is a retired CNA and housekeeper claiming Psalm 37:4 as her favorite Bible text. In her spare time Brenda enjoys handwriting note cards to encourage people, and also likes going to aquatic exercise at the gym poo, taking photos with her cell phone camera, and walking around her neighborhood, sharing her faith. One of her dreams come true is this poetry work.


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  1. Her poems bring a wonderful and inspiring message. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Sep 2021

    TEACH Services received the following reveiw:
    "I wish to recommend "Opening My Heart to God, Inspirational Poetry and Prose" by Benda Purdy. The writings come straight from the heart of the author. The book is beautifully procured with each page in a different color, and I enjoyed beautiful nature pictures interspersed. Her poems bring a wonderful and inspiring message. I'm blessed by reading them."

    Gregg Stutchman, Forensic Analyst, Napa, CA

  2. All who read this book will be blessed. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Sep 2021

    TEACH Services received the following review:
    "Many years ago when I became Brenda's pastor I recognized her gift of writing. This book, like all her writings, comes straight from her heart. It will make you think, laugh, cry, and challenge you, but most of all it will help you find Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. All who read this book will be blessed." - Pastor Daniel J. Freedman

  3. Richly blessed by reading this book... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Sep 2021

    TEACH Services received the following review:
    "The song "Sitting at the Feet of Jesus" comes to mind when I reflect on Brenda's book. I have been richly blessed by reading this book and I know you will too!!! So please come and sit at the feet of Jesus as you read it for yourself and find the blessings that come by communing with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!!" - Kerry L. Freedman

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