I know I have me MIA for about a week now. But, there is a big reason why. God is giving me more to write about and my nose has been in so many books!
There is a completely NEW section called “Book Reviews” for some of my favorite reads that I have been blessed to be able to review from publishers. While there are other books that I read in my spare time. I read a wide variety of genre’s. Mostly Christian Living and Self-Help books but I also love an occasional Women’s Fiction.
I once read a quote that said in order to be a great writer, you must both read and write! We will see how true this is coming up in these next couple weeks!
New Book Reviews To Look For Soon:
Everybody Always (Bob Goff)
The Root of Rejection (Joyce Meyer)
Overcoming Fear: The Supernatural Strategy to Live In Freedom (Dawna de Silva)
Pressure Points:A Guide to Navigating Student Stress (Shelby Abbott)
While I would love to start this book review off by saying it was sponsored, Kris Vallotton and Bethel Church did not sponsor me to write this. (Not yet, anway!) I read this book for pure enjoyment. I have read several of Kris’ books and listened to his sermons and I really enjoy the content that he puts out.
Poverty, Riches, and Wealth changed my perspective on the way I run my small business, the way I look at being a good steward, and has given me a biblical perspective of wealth. I think it is important to realize that there is difference between having money and money having you and wealth is so much more than money! One of the most altering points of the book for me was when he pointed out that the streets in heaven are paved with gold. Therefore, God must not have a problem with riches. I am not sure where it came from, but I had a poverty attitude when I read this book. But, by the end I realized that the more I have, the more I am able to give and God gives out of his abundance to us and we should give out of the abundance from what he gives us. This book also helped me see what is a good investment, a godly investment, and how important it is to have different avenues of income. Overall I love this book and wish I had it in my book collection rather than just on my kindle. I give this book a 4 out of 5 only due to the fact it was more business related, however still very helpful and beneficial to read. It was not what I expected but still was great! I recommend this book to anyone who deals with money on a daily basis, soooooo….everyone!
More book reviews are coming soon! I was just offered two more books from pusblishers to review. So stay tuned 🙂
I love the way the NLT bible puts this verse. KEEP AWAY from ANYTHING that MIGHT take God’s place in your heart. This verse shows how important it is to keep God first above everything and to protect ourselves from the world’s distractions or maybe the distraction is even ourself! God’s proper place of order is ABOVE ALL, including our spouses, kids, jobs, or *place something or someone important to you here*. Has there been something you’ve been putting first before your relationship with God? What is your first priority? What way can things be put in proper order? Too much of a good thing can become idolatry. Start with a small amount of time and go to your quiet place and spend time with God. Get an accountability partner if this is something you struggle with. A little encouragement can go a long way!
Also, a really awesome book to go along with today’s devotion is- God’s At War by Kyle Idleman.