Life can get tough sometimes, even for Christians. Having a regular serving of encouragement, then, is vital to our Christian health.
As nourishment for our faith, author Betty Terry Smith bids us dine on Taters and Peas, her sometimes serious, sometimes light-hearted blend of prose and poetry uniting ingredients of everyday life into a hearty helping of God’s eternal truths.
Applying her down-home metaphor, Betty explains that God, as the Master Gardener of our lives, sees us as more than mere common “taters” (potatoes) in His garden. In His eyes we are “sweet taters”—plantings destined for a more aromatic fruition. To sweeten us, He pairs us with “peas” (or P’s), a blend of Promises, Protection, Prayers, Perseverance, and Praise.
Taters and Peas serves up a down-to-earth approach to putting your roots deep in God’s soil so you’ll grow into a healthy, vibrant Christian.
Betty Terry Smith is the author of three previous books, Around the World in Seventy Years, Nothing Wasted, and Beyond the Happy Ending, and holds a master's degree in Christian counseling. A retired legal secretary, she has three children and five grandchildren, and lives in Georgia.