1.22.2016

Rest Assured - review

I will be honest and say I have not gotten to read much of this book.

However, I have read enough to tell you that I really like Vicki Courtney. She has such an authenticity to her writing. It definitely comes out like a friend giving you a good chat, not lik
e a preacher yelling things at you, telling you what you have been doing wrong so long.

Rest Assured is a book acknowledging the restlessness that all people, but especially us ladies, feel.

Vicki takes you on a journey to finding that rest in the Lord and what it looks like. This book includes some questions that you might find helpful to reflect upon while you read as well as space to record your thoughts on them. These are called ¨Rest Stops¨ and I really like that because this is probably the most precious time of reading you will do, when you actually stop the doing and reflect. As least for me, this is very helpful.

Of course this book is packed with Scripture and stories and insights that Vicki has. It makes for a very enlightening book.

The only thing I would change is maybe the length of the chapters. They are a little wordy for my taste and can cause problems in getting through the book. However, that is just my personal preference/opinion. I prefer to have more chapters which are shorter in length as opposed to having a few chapters which are quite lengthy. Again, just a preference.

All in all, this is a great book for women and I would recommend.

Note: I received this book for the exchange of a review. All views expressed are mine.

40 days of decrease - review

I have never read anything by Alicia Britt Chole. I saw this book, 40 Days of Decrease, and thought, that sounds amazing and exactly like what I need.

So I started it.

I have been greatly encouraged and challenged by this book. Alicia´s goal is for people to draw closer to the Lord and decrease many different things in the process.

For me, it is material excess that I have to be careful about and not over buy or hoard things. I have been challenged while reading this book to let Christ fill up those places that seem empty.

This book is made to be used for Lent, it includes several passages in the Bible as well as paragraphs from various people to educate about Lent and some traditions or insights into it. There is a suggested Bible passage for each day as well as a journaling space included.

Obviously this book is great to use as a devotional any time, as I have been doing. Alicia offers a tiny glimpse into her big heart for God on each page. She does not just challenge to get away from things, but also to look to Christ instead of others things such as regret, what we lack, or our mistaken identity as told to us by the world. I am so happy that I have gotten to read this and draw closer to Christ.

I recommend to anyone looking to get away from excess in the world and increase their love and hunger for God.

Note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review.

1.06.2016

Lay It Down - review

Bill Tell believes that freedom is at the heart of the gospel. He says it is why he wrote Lay It Down. I have to agree with him. Jesus came to give us freedom from all the sin that brings us into bondage. He came to give us Himself and show us a life of true freedom.

I thoroughly enjoy a book filled with Scripture. I think it brings us to the right mindset and helps our hearts along when we read books, to actually be filled with truth. Truth is a part of being free, no?

I originally got this book because I wanted to see how the other authors in The Navigators wrote. It seems to me that he writes just as wonderfully as the others that I have read books from. Bill Tell´s heart really seems to be sincere in wanting to share the truth of the gospel with the world. I think that is quite admirable.

If you are looking for a new start to this new year and wanting to start off on the right foot, I think this book would be a good option.

*I received this book for the purpose of a review.