My Books

hope and humor for women in all walks of life

Since I started writing, I've written or co-written books about parenthood, marriage, women in scripture, getting older grace-fully and gratefully, and more. Through every project, I pray for God to be glorified and your load to be lightened. 

Dena Dyer and Tina Samples get it. They have their own stories of pain before healing--along with similar experiences of their families and friends. Offering more than pat affirmations or vicarious shoulders to cry on, Dena and Tina delve deep into the shared emotions and injuries that women of all ages have in common--and move readers toward the recovery and healing that only God can provide.

No matter what hurts you've experienced, the book and study "Wounded Women of the Bible" proves that God understands--and that healing is not only His intention but His delight!


Wounded Women of the Bible

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Busy mothers need encouragement, community, and, sometimes, a counselor on speed dial! In this collection of short devotionals—perfect for those few stolen moments moms can find in a given day—Dena Dyer uses personal stories, scripture, and humor to soothe the souls of frazzled mothers. 

Grace for the Race: Devotions for Busy Moms

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"Love at First Fight" is a book that will give your marriage encouragement and hope if you find that the once endearing, charming, and distinct qualities that once attracted you to your spouse are now a source of stress and conflict.

In sharing humorous, personal stories from both the male and female perspective, husband and wife writing team Carey and Dena Dyer will help you discover that a fun, resilient, fulfilling marriage can be realized through hard work, forgiveness, God’s grace, and a sense of humor.


Love at First Fight

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Find joy and encouragement as you go through life's changes with the timely "Let the Crow’s Feet and Laugh Lines Come." Grounded in faith and practicality, each chapter contains strategies and pointers for finding joy in the challenges presented by the aging process. You’ll glean wisdom from God’s Word and sage advice from others who are walking the same age-old road with grace, hope, and fortitude. 

Let the Crow's Feet & Laugh Lines Come!

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devin b.

"The Biblical stories were truly brought to life by the authors. Some of their viewpoints were new thoughts to me and I found interesting and has helped my spiritual growth. Usually I give books away after reading, however, I still have this as I plan to read many more times."

Wounded Women touched my heart immensely!

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Bonnie c.

It helped me find comfort and strength as I realized biblical women struggled with some of the same things I do.

Wounded Women of the Bible is an outstanding study.

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If marriage is a font, then ours is a Wingding. My husband Carey and I have tried being something more respectable, like Times New Roman or Courier, but alas, some couples are destined for weirdness.

3 Ways To Find More Joy In Your Marriage

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What are your dreams? Have you given them up because you think you’re too old to accomplish anything of worth?

Why You're Never Too Old To Achieve


Daily life can be extremely stressful, especially the last year or two, and the unhealthy ways we often deal with that stress can lead to health problems, relationship conflicts, and even a feeling of hopelessness.

6 Ways To Be More Optimistic


Are you in a place of brokenness or weariness and in need of God’s healing?

7 Ways to Find Hope When You're

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