SAU freshman publishes book, wins award

Portrait of Jasmine Harper

Spring Arbor University freshman and elementary education major Jasmine Harper has both published her first book and won her first book award.

Front cover of the book Jasmine wrote.

Harper’s book, Extended, is a collection of 150 daily devotionals, taken from her personal journal. Harper published it under her family’s VerticalView Publishing imprint in May, while still a senior at Clare High School in Clare, Michigan. In October, Extended received The North American Book Award’s Gold Medal in the Faith-Based category.

SAU Chaplain Ron Kopicko praised Harper for her “depth, conviction, and clarity,” citing her work as “a challenge and encouragement to all believers.”

Weaving scripture into every Extended devotional, Harper shares her personal thoughts and prayers with readers with care and vulnerability; she knows the Gospel and shares its message beautifully, and readily admits to her struggles in adhering to it. But as she says, despite struggle, “There is literally nothing you can do to escape God’s love for you.”

You can find Jasmine’s book available in paperback or e-book format on Amazon.

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