Last February 21, 2017, we formally launched my first book. Better Than Jewels is a weekly devotional published by OMF literature, and we gathered the press, my family, and some of my closest friends, at Toby’s Estate in Greenhills, to come and get to know more about the book, over laughs and coffee, on that Tuesday afternoon.
About the book
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. The themes include:
How to love, which talks about the love that God showed us and called us to do the same to others.
Jesus and… explores the different friendships and relationships Jesus had when He walked on this earth as a man.
Devoted is all about how followers of Christ can look at our country’s leaders and government.
Wind Beneath Mom’s Wings is a whole chapter dedicated to motherhood — about Rica’s own experience when she became a mother, as well as the different mothers in the Bible.
For the chapter Know the Father, Rica invited her husband, Joseph, to write and share his reflections on the Holy Father, and earthly fatherhood.
In The Purpose of Our Past, Rica focuses on the story of the bleeding woman who touched the hem of Jesus’ robe and was healed, and how it relates to her own story.
Why the Word is all about the Bible, how it has the power to change everybody’s lives.
“God knows that no diamond, not even the best and biggest kind, can equal the value of grace I have received from His Word through the realities of life,” Rica writes in her introduction. “Truly, His wisdom is more precious than jewels, far better than all of my earthly riches combined.”
May the readers of this book find the same treasure that actress, wife, mother, and now book author, Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio has found in God’s Word.
- The book is priced at P425, but do watch out for flash sales. It’s 292 pages long, with special features like: calligraphy of quotes, reflection questions, blank pages for reflection.
- Available at all OMF Lit Branches. Check out where they are located by going to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/omflit/
- The book is also available at National Book Store, PCBS, FullyBooked, and other bookstores nationwide.
- Online, it can be bought at passagesbooks.com and Lazada.
- For ebook version, it is available at Amazon and Google Play Books.
My deepest thanks to all who came! Donita Rose for hosting; Toby’s Estate for being our partner venue; Janelle Benin and Sonjia Kakilala for being my readers; instabooks.com for our mini pesonalized notebook giveaways; @cukiconfections on IG for our cookies; @paperbyheyjow for the notecards for prizes!
Here is my friend, Infinite Mamabilities, featuring the launch on her channel!