Real stories based on life events to bring joy, hope and inspiration

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50+ Children's Books that tug at the heart strings

Karen Brough is a Christian author who has always had a passion for books, spending countless school lunchtimes in the library.

She eventually became a primary school teacher, maintaining her connection with children’s literature.

After teaching, she began sharing the encouragements God gave her via her blog, followed by writing books. Some of her books tell of her journey through autoimmune illness and recovery, while others go back to her childhood connection with children’s literature.

She loves to make reading fun and tells a great yarn in the childrens books. Most of her stories are based on real-life events. The most amazing things have happened, and she longs to share these with you; to bring a smile, or to touch the heart.

As a Christian Author, Karen will help you feel better about yourself, hopeful, inspired and ready to spread the love with those around you.

Award Winning Book Be Held By Him:

Finalist in the 2022 IAN Book of the Year Awards

Religion: Christian Inspirational category of the 2022 International Book Awards

Be Held by Him Companion Journal new winner of PenCraft Book Awards

Be Held By Him Awards

Karen Brough won first place for Web Presence in the 2024 CAN Excellence in Marketing Award.

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If you’ve found yourself with this book, you probably fit into one of two groups: You are walking through a tough season of life, illness, grief, relational upset, medical diagnosis, emotional upheaval—and despite it all, you don’t want to align with these issues. You don’t want these issues to define you. You want to partner with HOPE. or You are someone who wants to actually encounter Father God in your everyday life. You are ready to activate, to engage with the One Who promises you life to the fullest. You were not told how to walk with God. You want to learn to take His hand and see, taste, feel, experience Him on a whole other level. As a Christian Author, Karen will encourage you as she shares her journey of hope.

Buy Karens latest book “Take A Breath With Him”, as well as other merchandise and resources.

Michelle
Michelle
2024-02-04
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Good book to connect to "Take A Breath With Him" was a reassuring read. I am not public about my faith but noted how embracing God into our hearts, finding the simple joys in each day, and how prayer and reflection can truly change our lives. Karen opens up her struggles so that we, the readers, can connect, learn, and grow.
Katie
Katie
2024-02-01
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Another phenomenal book to this series! I am speechless. Each part of her story in these chapters absolutely tugs on your heart strings. Everything is written so eloquently too. Reading this book I felt like I was talking to myself. This author reminds me so much of my own personality and how I think + act. Her level of faith and obedience stuns me. I used to have a relationship like hers. But my pain overtook me, making my hope feel gone. Yet I hold on to my faith, praying one day soon things will turn around. This book is so comforting and helpful, it makes me feel a glimmer of hope. It makes me dream that my story might flourish and have a good ending + answered prayers. This is an amazing book. If you read the first book, this one is the same lovely format as that! If you have gone through a hard time and feel like nobody else understands, in this book you will find yourself pointed to Jesus + comforted. Would recommend!I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Gina C.
Gina C.
2024-01-08
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Amazing Book! This is such a touching book, very inspirational and heartwarming. I just finished reading the book Radical Manifestation and this was the perfect book to follow it. I really appreciate the author’s journey and her quest to forgive. A big part of the manifestation book is forgiveness. The two books together are so powerful and a great way to start the New Year.
Markit
Markit
2023-12-19
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Finding Strength in Faith I'm finding this book incredibly comforting as I work on getting back on my feet. It offers a gentle and meaningful way to experience God's presence during tough times. The guidance it provides is both practical and spiritual, which has been really helpful. A great read for anyone seeking solace and strength in their journey.
Andantelle
Andantelle
2023-12-01
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Illuminating Read Author struggles with illness but finds hope and strength through daily conversations with God. This is not heavy; it’s very relatable. I found this short book more illuminating than others written by the so-called experts.
Malcolm Jones
Malcolm Jones
2023-12-01
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Thank you I appreciate you writing this book. This has been a different couple of days; this week was rough. But, I believe things happen for a reason. I am glad I saw this book. I love how each chapter tells the reader why that chapter is important and how it can be applied in real-life.
MdmMacabre
MdmMacabre
2023-11-29
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Inspiring This is an inspiring journey of faith. Filled with real-world examples and heart-felt vulnerability, this book sheds light on how to endure with incredible challenges while keeping your faith. The only real negative I had was (in my opinion) the ridiculous changing of fonts—bold, italic, one size, another size, etc. It was maddening!
Karla Al
Karla Al
2023-11-28
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Beautiful! "Take a Breath With Him" is a poignant guide to rediscovering faith amid life's challenges. In this insightful book, the author skillfully navigates the intersection of spirituality and resilience, offering readers a comforting embrace in times of adversity. Through personal anecdotes and profound wisdom, the narrative unfolds as a reassuring companion for those seeking solace and connection with the divine while navigating the journey of getting back on their feet. The author's compassionate tone and practical insights make this a valuable resource for anyone seeking a more profound spiritual experience in the face of life's trials. "Take a Breath With Him" is a light of hope, reminding readers that God's presence is steadfast, even amid life's uncertainties.
Cortnie Dee
Cortnie Dee
2023-11-27
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Release Worry and Breathe in Peace with the Lord This author’s story covering their battles with autoimmune disorder, and learning to draw strength from the well of reassurance, strength, and peace that is God is inspiring. No matter our circumstances, He has the strength sufficient for us to get through each moment. We just need to stay grounded in the moment, breathing with Him.
William Choi
William Choi
2023-11-26
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Not too heavy I liked how this book wasn't too heavy with the messages and instead set me up to expect more from God as I learned more from his point of view. This point of view put a different perspective on my relationship with God and it didn't feel so one- sided anymore, which is a great thing.
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I found Karen’s testimony of her healing journey both inspirational and moving. The authenticity and transparency in her heartfelt sharing will bring encouragement and hope to so many. It’s the journey of moving from weakness to a powerful rediscovery of the depth of Father God’s love. The security of that special place of rest and identity as a daughter in the Father’s family brings.

We all can identify with those life experiences of wilderness and desperation. I believe Karen’s story of her process, promptings, special prayers, and community will be a source of wisdom, encouragement, and hope to all in those desperate times when the supernatural power of a loving God is needed to bring restoration and rest in the midst of trial and challenge.

– Pastor Ken Hooper,  Peninsula City Church, Frankston, Australia

Having known Karen for eighteen years and journeying closely with her over the past four years, I can attest to Karen’s character and life. Karen lives what she speaks. This book and the wisdom it contains is gold for everyone, especially those with chronic illness. Do yourself a favor. Grab a copy and devour the insights Karen shares, and you’ll receive hope and be transformed in the process.

– Jane Berry, Author. Ministering like Jesus: How to Grow in Healing, Deliverance, and Miracles”

Karen intuitively invites the reader to come alongside her as she vividly describes special encounters with God. Her sensitive writing allows us to sense God’s presence and get lost in the moment. More than a memoir or devotional, this series of books showcase how intimately God notices us, begging us to be present, gently guiding us to notice Him—even during physical, mental, and emotional challenges.

Authentically, we learn to reach beyond our issues and love others, as we rely on the strength of the One who knows us inside and out.

– Susan Hoekstra, Author, Musician, Lay counselor. A Firm GRASP: Feeling Validated in a Notice-Me World 

Host of THE NOTICE podcast

Christian Author

A Christian author is a writer who creates literary works that are influenced by, or centered around, Christian beliefs, values, themes, and principles. These authors often draw inspiration from the Bible, Christian theology, and the teachings of Jesus Christ. Their writing might explore topics such as faith, redemption, morality, the human condition, and the relationship between individuals and God.

Karen’s books are suitable for people of any faith, but are influenced by her own Christian faith. Some well-known Christian authors include C.S. Lewis (known for “The Chronicles of Narnia” series), J.R.R. Tolkien (author of “The Lord of the Rings” series), Max Lucado (author of inspirational books), and Joyce Meyer (writer of Christian self-help and motivational books), among others.

The works of Christian authors often resonate with readers seeking to explore or deepen their faith, and their writings can provide insights, encouragement, and spiritual guidance.

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