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When God Says “Wait”: Navigating Life’s Detours and Delays Without Losing Your Faith, Your Friends, or Your Mind!

When God Says Wait: Navigating Life's Detours and Delays Without Losing Your Faith, Your Friends, or Your Mind

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Praise for When God Says “Wait”:

When God Says, “Wait” is a must-read. Elizabeth gives us confidence and courage in times of waiting, ensuring that we will be “better because of the wait.” We are better because of this book, too! With solid scriptural advice, practical prompts, and unmatched wit, Elizabeth helps us find faith in times of uncertainty. Whether you’re a mom, student, business owner, or wife, this book is for you!

Lara Casey Isaacson, author of Make It Happen

In When God Says, “Wait,” Elizabeth captures readers through previously unexplored anecdotes of familiar Bible stories and then connects you with these ancient icons, venturing deeper into their narratives. With Elizabeth’s own graceful confessions and by linking our own emotions to those of these past heroes, we internalize so much more than just the moral of their stories. We take on their hope, their insight, and their love for God in a way that helps us navigate this “lonely, unmarked territory” that is waiting.   

We have known Elizabeth and her husband Kevin for many years. We value their guidance, direction, and most of all their genuine desire for a relationship with Christ. This book is the culmination of years of grappling with questions and faith-testing waiting with practical insights of the way God works in these times.

Pauli and Chip Wade, Lead Creative at Wade Works, star of HGTV’s “Elbow Room” and “Curb Appeal”

Elizabeth Thompson is a kindred spirit. I love her writing style, heart, and quirky humor. She writes with authenticity and wisdom. When God Says, “Wait” gives practical, biblical precepts, but it also unites our hearts with beloved biblical characters. Thompson masterfully paints scenes from these characters’ lives in such a way, you feel you’re there. Time is removed. Rather than biblical saints, they become people just like us. Their stories are ours. It’s a must read for anyone struggling with God’s timetable. Healing, hopeful, and filled with grace to help us trust God as we wait on Him. 

Andy Lee, author of A Mary Like Me: Flawed Yet Called

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Elizabeth Laing Thompson has been writing stories since she first learned to hold a crayon. Now she writes fiction for tweens and teens. If her novels can make you get goose bumps, and then snuggle deep down into some warm-fuzzies, and then laugh so hard you snort soda through your nose, then she’s done her job.

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Buy The Thirteenth Summer here!

Read a summary and reviews of The Thirteenth Summer here.

Here’s what one reader had to say:

“A really fun book for any teenage girl. It keeps you on your toes and wondering what will happen next. I read it in 5 days—in the middle of finals!” Emma F., age 13


Elizabeth also writes books for Christian women about living life and building family God’s way.

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Click below to purchase The Tender Years:

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Here’s what one reader had to say:

“I received this book as a gift when my second child was a few weeks old, and in spite of being busier than I’d ever been in my life, I could barely put this book down. The authors use a lot of applicable Bible verses and Christian insight, and I came away from each short chapter with feelings like, ‘I am not alone. I can do this. I am so relieved that someone else has thought that, too!’ It is peppered with practical advice, funny stories about their own children, and beautiful original poetry about motherhood. When I finished the book, I couldn’t wait to pass it around to my girlfriends . . . now, that is my measure of a great book!”Lesli 

Read more reviews of The Tender Years here.