Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Christian Book: Get Lost

By Dannah Gresh

This book is about finding the right kind of love for the single, Christian woman. It's about finding a love based on the love God wants us to experience; not a worldly love but a love that has been developed faithfully. It's also about getting so lost in God, that a man has to seek Him to find her. 

This book has some great concepts and interesting ideas about fully developing yourself in God first before putting emphasis on a relationship. This book is great for developing a stronger, more spiritual relationship with God most of all; ultimately helping us discover the best ways to spend time with God and make Him the first priority of each day. 

Great read for all ages of women, do recommend!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Happiness Dare By Jennifer Dukes Lee

The Happiness Dare
by Jennifer Dukes Lee

The Happiness Dare is a book that reminds us of God's desire for us to be happy; when we are happy we more closely resemble Christ.

I enjoyed reading this book and it had some great reminders! Jennifer Dukes Lee reminds us that our sweet spot is when our unique wiring, in earthly pleasure, and heavenly joy meet. It's not about finding the happiness path that everyone else is on, it's about our unique wiring and our God-given, innate character traits that can lead us to happiness.

This book also details out how to find your happiness style. Are you a Doer, Relater, Experiencer, Giver, or Thinker? Finding this happiness style will help one further maximize their happiness depending on how they are wired. It goes further into detail about each type of Happiness Style, asking questions and delving deeper into what that style looks like and how to better understand it as well.

This is a great book that I highly recommend for those seeking who they are and those seeking how to be happier. It is great to be reminded that God wants us to be happy, so we can only reflect Christ more. Through this book, we are reminded of the main foundation, that God created happiness, and we were created in His image.

Complimentary copy provided by Tyndale House Publishers 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Becoming a Woman of Excellence by Cynthia Heald

Excellence: A Goal Worth Pursuing 
by Cynthia Heald

"This I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ" Philippians 1:9-10

I enjoyed reading A Goal Worth Pursuing by Cynthia Heald and felt it was a good, solid devotional meant to guide women in attaining excellence in multiple disciplines. The most recent copy out is a 30th anniversary edition, which shows that this is a classic devotional. 

The reading guides us through the meaning of Excellence, according to world, and according to the Bible, showing us how our values may change depending on where we place them. 

Excellence is really attained through becoming more like Christ, through obedience and discipline. I found Chapter 7 to be especially interesting and beneficial as it mentions to be "guarded by discretion" in our actions with "gracious, thoughtful speech," and to be discreet- careful, sensitive, and godly as we relate to others and our circumstances."

I appreciate this book because it is not fully laid out, it is meant to be more of a devotional because it requests that the reader look up scriptures and study them instead of having the scriptures written in; it gives the reader a chance to fully understand the chapter and take time in the bible as well.

Ultimately, this book leads us to be more Godly women, perfecting our excellence by purity, obedience, and discipline. Cynthia Heald encourages us to dig in deeper to the scriptures and perceive fully what the bible says about being a Woman of Excellence. It is a great guiding tool and I  recommend. 

Complimentary copy provided by Tyndale House Publishers 

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

"Boundaries in Dating-" How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Relationships

I've ordered this book and am excited to begin reading and learning! I'll post what I'm reading so we can learn and grow together!

I think it's so important to establish clear cut boundaries in dating, to keep God consistently as the primary focus, so I'm excited about learning more about this topic. 

This book is for both men and women, and encourages healthy relationships that honor God and set up a healthy mindset for finding the right relationships and establishing the right boundaries that keep the relationship going on a great path. 

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