2017 CHS graduate publishes book

October 6, 2017

2017 Clare High School graduate, Jasmine Harper, has published her first book.  Extended is a collection from Jasmine’s journal of 150 daily devotionals, as is

Jasmine Harper

Jasmine Harper

the recent recipient of the prestigious North American Book Award Gold Medal.  Jasmine wrote Extended for her fellow students, but it will inspire and challenge a reader of any age.  Jasmine approaches Christianity with the fresh eyes of youth.  She has an amazing grasp of the gospel message and a gift for conveying it without judgment by a frank acknowledgement of her own struggles.  As Jasmine says, “There is literally nothing you could do to escape God’s love for you.  His comfort is an umbrella in a storm.  His peace is a raft in the waves.  His hope is a light in the night.  Do not be discouraged.  Be strong and courageous.”

Each devotional consists of scripture, her thoughts for the day, and her own prayers.  Jasmine is also a remarkable athlete, holding her high school’s track records for both the 1600 Meters and the 3200 Meters.  Along with athletics, she has won recognition in both Michigan Fine Arts and National Fine Arts festivals with the Assemblies of God.  She 10-6-17 Extended Cover Jasmine Harper 01has placed first in the state in Drama Solo, Songwriting Modern Hymn, Drama Solo Ensemble Small, Small Human Video, Human Video Solo, Readers Theater, Small Vocal Ensemble, and Children’s Lesson Solo.  She has won eighth place in the nation in Small Drama Ensemble, fourth in the nation in Songwriting Modern Hymn, third in the nation for Children’s Lesson Solo, first in the nation in Readers Theater, and first in the nation in Drama Solo.

Jasmine is currently in her freshman year at Spring Arbor University where she is studying elementary education while running cross-country and track for the college.

If you are longing for a closer walk with Jesus, get a copy for yourself.  You may purchase it in both paperback and e-book format on Amazon.com . Copies are also available for purchase at the following local businesses: The Herrick House, The Heart of Michigan, JT Bakers, Clare Family Fitness, Clare Hometown Chiropractic, Our Father’s House (OFH) Childcare Center, Kelly’s Hair and Carol’s Beauty Shop. Extended is also available by contacting Clare Assembly of God at 989-386-3232.

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