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Geringer releases her seventh book: ‘Hope for the Hard Days’

Sarah Geringer holds a proof copy of her seventh book, “Hope for the Hard Days.” Submitted photo

Sarah Geringer of rural Jackson has recently published her seventh book and will sell signed copies at three upcoming craft fairs.

The first one is this Saturday, Nov. 4, at Immaculate Conception in Jackson; the second one is Saturday, Nov. 11, at St. Vincent de Paul in Cape Girardeau; and the final one is at Notre Dame High School in Cape Girardeau Nov. 17-19.

Geringer’s book is a devotional for both men and women titled, “Hope for the Hard Days.”

“‘Hope for the Hard Days’ is a collection of 100 encouraging devotions,” Geringer said. “For five years, I wrote every Friday for Woman 2 Woman Ministries. That’s a lot of devotions! I wanted to collect many of them in one convenient place, and I knew a book would be a good option.

“I collected 100 of these devotions that have helped me most in my fight to cling to hope. They are practical in nature and will help you in 14 different areas where you need more hope, such as relationships, spiritual warfare, and choosing gratitude.

“I have had to fight to hold onto hope in the incredibly hard things I’ve faced in my personal life since early 2022. I wrote these devotions from the trenches to help strengthen my readers’ faith when they face hard days. Many of the devotions chronicle how God pulled me through some of the hardest times in my life, which I hope will encourage readers,” she said.

“I wrote this book for both men and women who are looking for encouragement right now,” she continued. “It’s written for busy people who want to grow in faith yet may be pressed for time. The short devotions, prayers, and reflection questions will infuse you with greater hope and encouragement in just a few minutes per day.

“It seems that our day-to-day lives have gotten even harder post-pandemic, and we all are seeking more hope. Whether you are discouraged about the state of our culture or feeling weary from personal struggles, this book is for you.

“As a fifth-generation resident of southeast Missouri, I know our region has many struggles right now, and I hope to encourage many locals with this new book.”

In addition to “Hope for the Hard days,” Geringer has just released large print hard-cover versions of two of her previous books.

“For several years I have sold my books at local craft fairs. Several customers told me they wished my books had larger print sizes available for the senior adults in their lives. So, I saw a need to fill, and that’s why I was inspired to do this. I took two of my most popular self-published books, ‘Newness of Life’ and ‘The Fruitful Life,’ and transformed them into large print versions,” she said.

If you can’t make it to the craft fairs, there are other ways you can purchase her books. You can order them through Amazon ( or from her Etsy shop at

You can learn more about Geringer and her writing and speaking ministry at

Gregory Dullum has worked for The Cash-Book Journal for more than 25 years. Prior to becoming the editor in May 2017, he was production manager, circulation manager and reporter. Before moving to Cape Girardeau in 1988, he was editor of the Saint Louis Park Sailor, a weekly community newspaper in suburban Minneapolis, MN. A native of Minnesota, he returned there after graduating with distinction in 1978 from Ambassador College in Pasadena, CA, with a degree in mass communications. His wife, Marie, whom he met in college, is a native of Zalma, a small town in southeast Missouri. They have two grown daughters and five grandchildren. Gregory may be reached at

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