Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Book Review: No More Faking Fine

No More Faking Fine: Ending the Pretending by Esther Fleece

A book about LAMENTING before God.

No More Faking Fine is your invitation to get gut-level honest with God through the life-giving language of lament. Lament, a practice woven throughout Scripture, is a prayer that God never ignores, never silences, and never wastes. As author Esther Fleece says, “Lament is the unexpected pathway to true intimacy with God, and with those around us.”
Esther learned this the hard way, by believing she could shut down painful emotions that haunted her from a broken past she tried to forget on her fast track to success. But in silencing her pain, she robbed herself of the opportunity to be healed. Maybe you’ve done the same. 
No More Faking Fine is your permission to lament—to give voice to the hurt, frustration, and disappointment you’ve kept inside and silenced for too long. Drawing from careful biblical study and hard-won insight, Esther reveals how to use God’s own language to draw closer to Him as He leads us through any darkness into His marvelous light. 

My Opinion:
No More Faking Fine is a humbling look about having a genuine relationship with God and other believers. 

I was given a free copy of this book for my honest review. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Book Review: Devotions for Easter

Book Review: Devotions for Easter (Zondervan Publishing Company)

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Description of Content:
Prepare your heart and mind to celebrate the risen Savior.
It’s time for fresh spring blossoms, colored eggs, special recipes, and family gatherings. This year, with each tradition, small celebration, and new story, take the time to stop and discover the ways Jesus is showing His love for you. In remembering His Easter story—the greatest story ever told—your own will become that much sweeter.
The perfect companion for Lent, Devotions for Easter invites you to find the messages of hope and mercy God places in even the smallest moments of the season. Forty days of warm, inviting readings, prayers, scriptures, and beautiful images will take you through Christ’s journey toward the cross and the miracle of His resurrection. As new life emerges all around you, let your heart be filled with joyful worship of Christ and the renewal He brings.
My Reaction:
  • ·        Beautiful pictures accompany each devotional
  • ·        Daily entry for the 40 days after Easter
  • ·        Author makes a connection with the sights and smells of the holiday
  • ·        Overall, a good addition to any library

I have received a complimentary copy of this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for my honest review.