Valerie Riese
2 min readSep 24, 2020

I’ve had the pleasure of contributing to 3 books. I was the editor for The Devotional Life by Patrick Oben. I also contributed devotions to two anthologies- The True Meaning of Giving, and Ribbons and Bows. I’ll have more to come soon!

You can learn more about each project and visit my Amazon author page below.

The Devotional Life

I had the amazing privilege of working with Pastor Patrick Oben on his first book. The Devotional Life is in-depth scriptural review of what the devotional really is from God’s perspective as revealed in the Bible.

Note: At the time this book was published, I used the pen name Victoria Grace.

The True Meaning of Giving

This Christmas devotional anthology was written with an amazing group of women in the Write More Write Now Facebook group with Kim Steadman. Every devotional is about gifts. I contributed 3 devotionals, all of which focus on giving or receiving gifts from God.

Ribbons & Bows

This is the second holiday anthology in the Faith & Fancy Christmas Series published by The Christian Women’s Writer’s Club. I was over-the-moon excited when both pieces I submitted were accepted for publication. One piece is a popular Christmas post I wrote for Candidly Christian in 2018. The second piece is a very special devotional written to honor the memory of my step dad who passed away suddenly on December 21, 2018.

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Valerie Riese

Co-director of Candidly Christian. After suffering years of debilitating anxiety, I learned that victory over anxiety comes only through surrender to Jesus.