Knitting by Faith is an inspiring and entertaining celebration of the craft that combines a belief in God. This delightful collection captures the warmth and enjoyment of knitting from choosing and trying not to hoard yarn to wrestling with difficult projects. And ultimately, bridging the connection knitting has with the inward journey of faith. Knitting by Faith is a satisfying book of the author’s personal insights that will engage and inspire.
Ranked #1 on amazon for kindle knitting books, over 1,500 copies sold with a 4 1/2 star average rating.
Here’s what readers are saying about Knitting by Faith:
Julie’s book is full of wisdom and insights! I am not a knitter but found it to be inspiring, uplifting and encouraging to my faith walk. – Linda Stai, author of the Rose Journal
I was a little skeptical when I was first asked to review this book, as I do not share the author’s religious convictions, but I started reading and couldn’t put it down. The personal stories in the book are seamlessly linked to her faith in God, such that even as a non-Christian, I found myself nodding and saying, “Yes, that makes sense,” and, “I totally get that!”
This book is not just for Christians, and nor is it just for knitters, because I am neither on a regular basis; it is for anyone who has ever sat down with a craft in her hands and pondered the meaning of life. Julie LeeSong Norman does this every times she picks up her needles and the parallels she draws between crafting and religion and life itself are profound, just as her insights into human nature make absolute sense. So, while I was not sure about reading and reviewing this book at first, I am now glad that I did. I think everyone, religious or not, knitter or not, should read this book. – Amy Hiusser, author of Timberrr! Or How I Fell Down the Appalachian Trail.
This book was very special to me. I am also a knitter, and I am a medical writer. I have been knitting since I was 13. This craft has helped me get through some very challenging times, and it has also been the source of much joy. Thank you, Julie, for saying what I feel. I recommend this book to all knitters, and to anyone who is curious about why this art is so addictive. – Kathy G.
As a fellow knitter, I felt a kindred spirit wrote this book. And she has a wonderful way to convey the magic of words and prayer mixed with fiber and hands. – Stephanie LaCourse
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India by Faith: Stitching Hearts Together Through Handcrafts
Teaching knitting in India was the last thing on Julie’s mind the day she met a missionary named Ruthie. But when God calls, the only thing to do is say “yes” and go. So she went – again and again – teaching crafts, sharing stories and sharing Christ. From a coastal town to a tropical city to the foothills of the Himalayas, these stories show what an ordinary woman in God’s hands can do. Julie shares the joys and challenges of teaching through translation, an impromptu orphanage visit, learning a different culture and above all, going deeper into relationship with Christ.
This is what can happen when you say “yes” to God in any situation. India by Faith is an inspiring story filled with adventure and insight that will stay with you long after the last page is read.
What Readers are saying about India by Faith:
Julie’s amazing personal story of her heart-to-heart involvement with women from India overflows with adventure, wisdom and insights. Her example of obedience encourages “ordinary” people to stop hesitating and step out in faith when God calls! – Linda Stai, author of Primrose Papers
Reading Julie’s book about her journeys to India is soothing, thought provoking, and inspiring. At times, her thoughts made me look at things in my life a bit differently. As a fellow crafter, I appreciated her teaching new crafts to women in India and the spiritual journey that accompanied it. I found myself highlighting some of her thoughts that touched my heart. I will reread this book whenever I feel a need to be inspired or soothed in mind and spirit. – Karen
Julie’s book was a great read filled with emotion and laughter. I loved the details and analogies she provided while still having the book be an easy read. Each page left me wanting to continue reading and I felt like I was there in her experience. I recommend this book because it will engulf you from the first page and also help you explore your own faith journey. – Kristin
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