Jolissa Montoya believes God is calling her to work with the disadvantaged children in her inner-city neighborhood. There’s only one problem: The children wouldn’t be able to understand her. Jolissa suffers from a speech impediment and has a thick accent because Spanish is her first language. Ridiculed through much of her youth, she is quite shy and reticent to speak. She is convinced that what God has spoken to her heart is impossible. Impossible, that is, until one day when her confidante shows her a quilt—a quilt that depicts the life of a courageous woman. Can another woman’s courage move her to try the impossible and step out and follow God wherever He leads her?
The Singing Quilt is set against the backdrop of the life of Fanny Crosby, who in addition to writing hundreds of songs was also a well-known public speaker and active in Christian rescue missions despite her disability. Readers will be inspired not to let fear or a disability prevent them from answering what they think is God’s impossible call.
The Singing Quilt is the third book in the contemporary fiction “Quilt” series written by award-winning author Kathi Macias. The series focuses on various social issues, including racial and pro-life issues. Supplemental online book club materials will be available at NewHopeDigital.com.
About the AuthorMultiple award-winning author Kathi Macias’s nearly 35 books include this “Quilt” series, the award-winning “Freedom” series, and the “Extreme Devotion” novels for New Hope Publishers. Her devotionals reach hundreds of thousands—through the Christian Civic League, Black Christian News, Latino Christian News, Christians in Recovery, and crosswalk.com. The Excellence in Media Angel Award, San Diego Christian Writers Guild fiction awards, Golden Scroll Novel of the Year (Red Ink), Carol Award finalist (Red Ink), 2011 Author of the Year for BooksandAuthors.net, and an international writing contest grand prize are some of her credits. A popular speaker for women’s retreats, conferences, churches, and TV and radio programs, Kathi also loves outreach to prison and homeless ministries, and praying for and aiding the persecuted church globally. A mother and grandmother, Kathi lives with husband, Al, in California.
The Singing Quilt
By: Kathi Macias
I love this Quilt series. This one is the story of Fanny Crosby. Fanny Crosby has always been one of my favorite speakers and song writers. Kathi did a wonderful job weaving the story into her story and being able to help someone in their life. What a life Fanny Crosby had being blind but she did so much with her life. She wrote hundreds of songs was a great speaker and was also very active in Christian missions. She didn't let her disabilities keep her fro doing what God's calling was for her.
Jolissa believed her calling was working with disadvantaged children. Jolissa has one problem how can she get the point across to the kids when she has a very bad speech problem. She stutters when she talks. The stuttering began after having to live with a mean uncle and how he treated her raising her after her mother died. Jolissa finally makes a friend in a older lady. Eva Pedrosa has a very special quilt each block tells a story. Each block makes Jolissa think of her own life. Can Eva help Jolissa? Will Jolissa follow her calling God has for her?
Another wonderful book by Kathi Macias. There is not a book by Kathi that I would not recommend . All books are God honoring and well searched.