Reading has a way to inspire people. That’s one reason why I was happy by OMF Literature’s book launch of Ms. Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio‘s first book, Better Than Jewels, a mostly weekly devotional book.
Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio has lived most of her life under the spotlight. The Philippine public has seen her grow up on the small and big screen as an actress. Then, we saw how her life turned around and was transformed by the love of Christ. And we continue to share in her joy as she be- came a wife and mother.
In Better than Jewels, Rica shares her reflections and insights on God’s Word as it applies to the everyday life. She covers a range of topics close to her heart — the joys and trials of motherhood, generosity and gratitude, love and sacrifice, friendship, and the hard lessons from her own past.
Each month has a theme, divided into weekly entries with application questions and a blank page for you to write down your own thoughts.
This book is adopted from Rica’s personal blog‘s devotional post. Each weekly entry comes with a page for journaling. It is interactive where you can write your own reflections after each devotional entry. I love the calligraphy of quotes, these are found at the start of every chapter/ month.
The month of May is my favorite. Wind Beneath Mom’s Wings talks about the trials of motherhood and how we can learn from those trials and become better mothers.
I started reading the Better then Jewels as I was commuting home from the media launch and I found that you can read it in two ways, by month or via the chapters indicated in the table of contents. I started looking at some of the topic I was interested in and started from there.
I personally found hope and inspiration in each chapter.
Rica shares her reflections on the joys and trails of motherhood, generosity and gratitude, love and sacrifice and hard lessons from her past.
This book is perfect for mothers, women, group leaders and anyone who is feeling a bit lost and needs inspiration and hope.
To those in the San Juan area, they are also selling copies of Better Than Jewels at Toby’s Estate Viridian, San Juan at 30% off during the launch itself.
Better than Jewels by Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio is available for P425, in all OMF Literature and Pas- sages bookshops nationwide, PCBS, National Bookstore branches, and online at www.passag- esbooks.com.
Until next time!