About Heart & Home

Heart & Home book cover

Our home and its design can encourage spiritual growth in our hearts.

Heart and Home is a short devotional book with daily devotions for 90 days. The devotionals seek to draw clear connection between the basics of interior design and scripture that encourages spiritual growth within our hearts. The devotionals inspire women to have a captivating heart and home. Included in each devotional is an applicable design tip and photographs. Example devotional topics include unity and harmony, negative space, flow, focal point, and balance. 

This devotional includes four-color photographs of home interiors throughout the book.

Click here to view a sample of the book.

For more information about the series and for links to purchase, visit https://www.abingdonpress.com/victoriaduerstock.

My Review

Heart & Home is a beautifully presented little book. Perfect for the coffee table or side-by-side with your Bible and journal, it whets the appetite to spruce up your home — as well as approach home decor from a spiritual point of view.

Each of the devotions take under a minute to read, yet I found the principles remain with me throughout the day. They are approachable and convicting, and help me see that I can make even a rented apartment a God-honoring home. I feel like a Pottery Barn trip is in order (or perhaps Sesame and Lilies, my favorite Cannon Beach home store!).

My favorite design tip: “The best items not only function well but are also made well. Look for pieces that you need while keeping an eye on what you want. Many times, you can have both.” (p. 181) I’m not the most patient person in the world, but the times I’ve waited for just the right piece have been completely worth it! Every time I look at said item, it makes me smile. And that is the most important thing about any component in home decor.

I received a copy of the book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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About the Author

Victoria Duerstock is a writer, blogger, teacher, and speaker. Her mission is to inspire hope and ignite bigger dreams for God’s purpose in each of our stories. She has a master’s degree in music, but ended up working in the furniture industry for more than twenty years and loves to make connections between our home environments and our spiritual lives. Victoria writes at Encouraging Women Today, Everything’s Gravy, Creative Corner, and Serious Writer Academy and also has contributed to devotionals for Worthy. She lives in Nesbit, Mississippi, with her husband, and they have three children.

Learn more about Victoria at www.victoriaduerstock.com.

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Coming Soon: Heart & Home for Christmas!

Heart & Home for Christmas: Celebrating Joy in Your Living Space - book cover

As a writer, teacher, and speaker with a busy work and family life, Victoria Duerstock understands that all the tasks of the holiday season can make it easy to forget the true joy that Christmas can bring. In Heart & Home for Christmas, Duerstock brings her mission to inspire hope for God’s purpose, and her 20 years of experience in the furniture and design industry together, connecting Scripture with design elements and easy decorating tips in a way that reflects the true spirit of Christmas. The devotions and holiday decorating tips will encourage spiritual growth and inspiration to have both a captivating heart and home at Christmas.

Click here to view a sample of the book.

Releases September 17, 2019