Have you ever wondered how you represent God to other people? If someone who didn’t know Jesus looked at you to decide whether to get to know Him, would you attract them or repel them? Just as certain scents, aromas, or perfumes can be pleasing or awful, so can our Christian scent be to others. In the book, Perfumed Letters, author Robin Smith uses her personal story along with the ideas of perfume and scent, and how it relates to pleasing God.
About the Book
Every woman knows how special it is to select just the right perfume…and how a scent can capture an experience or evoke a memory like nothing else. In Perfumed Letters, Robin Smith offers a refreshing spiritual revelation regarding the intimacy of perfume, known as a woman’s anointing. She uses powerful, evocative images from the Bible and life experiences to illustrate how God refines, presses, and fashions our individual scents as pleasing to the Lord.
Are you a concrete, absolute or an essential oil?
Fragrances that attract blessing and repel favor.
The purpose and influence of a Perfumed Letter.
How God uses fragrance to remember His covenant with you.
Your signature fragrance in Christ… and so much more!
With writing that is fragrant with His word, love and experience, Robin gives a unique perspective on the ways in which each woman is fashioned in the aroma of His Spirit–important and valuable to Him, written as His Perfumed Letter.
About the Author
Robin Smith is a native of Cahokia, Illinois. She is an inspirational speaker, freelance writer and Editor-in-Chief of Perfumed Ink, an online magazine for the Christian woman debuting January 2015. She is currently in her 13th year of active duty service in the United States Air Force. A graduate of Cahokia High School, Robin is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with Ashford University. In addition to motherhood, duty, and education, she is pursuing certification as an Etiquette Instructor. A bit of an adrenaline junkie, when she is not writing, she is involved in traveling, hiking and archery. She can be reached on her blog at perfumedletters.com.
Finding the right perfume can be quite the task. Not only are there so many kinds out there, then you have to try them on because they smell different on your skin versus the bottle! Then there are different oils that can be added to make the scent floral, musky, sweet, fruity, etc. And when you find one you like, you usually stick with it, because it becomes associated with you (even if only in your own mind).
Consider how that perfume or scent smells to another person. Maybe they love it. Maybe they’d say it was awful. Perhaps they’d be so repelled by it, they wouldn’t come around you for fear of smelling it. Can you imagine that?
What about how we are judged based on our Christian or faith perfume we wear? If God shapes us, presses us like petals, and turns us into a pleasing, beautiful fragrance to attract others to Him, are we allowing that to surround us and engulf everyone we meet? The author, Robin Smith, talks about how perfume can bring back a memory or be associated with an event in a heartbeat that you remember for the rest of your life. She also talks about how God uses scent to remind us of Him, of our relationship together, and how that scent can be a game changer for those people around us. The book is full of Scripture, as well as reflection points and even questions, which I found helped as I journaled with the book.
There was some sensitive topics discussed in the book about the author’s past and personal life, but I thought she was trying to use them as an example for a reader to relate to honestly.
Be sure to check out the book, Perfumed Letters, by Robin Smith, today on Amazon. It is available in paperback and kindle formats.
Don’t have a Kindle? Grab one for yourself. They are so nice to use for reading. I love my Kindle Fire and my little one uses the e-Reader version (just for reading without the added games and internet options).
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