Martinsville author spreads God’s gifts through new motivational picture book

MARTINSVILLE, N.J. — Author Catherine B. Elias proves that a picture paints a thousand words in her new inspirational Christian book, “These Greatest Gifts: A Thousand Words of Inspiration,” which is set for nationwide release this week.

Most people respond better to visual images than words alone, and yet most devotionals are just words. This artistic devotional provides a unique and novel way of encouraging readers by combining photographic images with Scripture and personal inspirational messages to ignite the spirit deposited within them.

In “These Greatest Gifts,” the first book in the “A Thousand Words of Inspiration” book series, Elias focuses on six of God’s most familiar gifts — faith, hope, love, trust, peace and grace — and the transformational power these gifts can have in one’s daily walk and specific areas of need. Each book is kept small so that it can be used as a coffee-table book or part of a collection.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Elias is a professional photographer and lifelong encourager. The author, who is also a former Bible study instructor, spends much of her time taking unique photographs and combining them with inspirational Scripture and text. Elias uses publishing, social media and direct online sales as vehicles to encourage her viewers.

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