By Meg Dickens
Sarah Anne Ransom is a 28-year-old author from Butler, Tennessee. Many people may know her from her job at the Extension Office or her affiliation with the 4-H program. This local girl prides herself on her faith and is stepping forward to share it with the world. Back in 2017, Ransom felt a calling to combine her love for writing and her faith into a 380 page 90 day devotional. Knowing This: Finding Joy in the Middle of t
he Unknowns encourages modern Christians to slow down and gather strength from God and his scripture.
Ransom’s goal for the devotional is to bring people of all ages and generations together to focus on what is important in life. She believes that people need a moment of respite for their souls in the same way that they need it for their bodies. Ransom finds that reading a passage of scripture, reflecting on the emotion it causes and writing down what was learned is an excellent way to unburden yourself.
“Sometimes the answer to your problems may be to spend time with God. He is our savior, Father, Friend, and Lover,” said Ransom. “It is good to spend time reading His Word and in prayer, but it is also good to just rest in His presence. The pain or time of quiet when it seems God is not there will pass.”
Ransom grew up surrounded by relatives on her family farm. She was raised and homeschooled in a Christian household. Now Ransom uses her service in the community to teach others that the strongest bond is the one between believers and God. Other than her job and work with 4-H, Ransom teaches piano and Appalachian history, writes, and square dances. Her first published piece was Echoes from the Valley, published in Smoky Mountain Living Magazine.
Knowing This officially launches on Tuesday, February 11. Copies are now available for preorder both digitally and in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Keep an eye on Ransom’s work on Facebook @sincerelysarah.author.