How many times have I wished I had the “perfect gift” to present to someone who was going through a difficult time, struggling with change, or needing some encouragement to stay the course? Probably about as often as you have, right?

Well, now we have the perfect resource: a lovely little hard-cover gift book titled Hope and Comfort for Every Season from our beloved curmudgeon and author extraordinaire, Cecil Murphey (photographs by Nancy J. Locke). Not only is this a lovely little book, but it also handy to carry and filled with thought-provoking vignettes and breathtaking photography. Even if you don’t know someone who needs this book right now, I guarantee that you will one day soon, so don’t put it off. Order several copies now, and when you need that “perfect gift,” you’ll already have it, ready and waiting.

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