Title: Moving Beyond Anxiety: 12 Practical Strategies To Renew Your Mind
Author: David Chadwick
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publishing Date: April 21st 2020
Moving Beyond Anxiety is a biblical and practical way to move from anxiety and into the inheritance of peace that the Lord has left us with. I do enjoy the practical ways that are displayed throughout the pages. However, the writing style of Chadwick was quite choppy. It felt drawn out rather than enticing. I think the guts of this book are great. Anxiety is something that God has not called us to live with and I’m glad to see the church rising up! I do think that references to scripture when explaining the examples would strengthen the overall feel of Moving Beyond Anxiety. I also think the writing style, instead of choppy. short. sentences., you can also add emphasis to your points with emotionally captivating words! As I said, I love the guts of the book. I was, however, not a fan of the style in which it was written. Overall, I give this book 3/5 stars.
A big thank you to Harvest House Publishing for the advanced copy before it is published in April. As well as David Chadwick for opening up about the much needed topic of anxiety. I look forward to seeing where the Lord leads you.
Title: It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way-Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered
Author: Lysa TerKeurst
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
I just adore people who are transparent, vaunerable, and can make you laugh. Lysa TerKeurst check’s all the boxes in her latest novel It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way, Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered. This is my very first book of Lysa’s that I have read. Her personality shines through her writing. There were moments where I was laughing so hard I was snorting. I feel that as you read this book and I am going to guess, much of her writing, you get to see a glimpse of who she is.
I really enjoyed this book for the sheer fact that she is transparent and vaunerable with those who are reading. She makes it very clear that she wants you to feel she is with you through this and know what it is like to walk through disappointments. She is brutally honest in what she has went through and how this had made her feel, a vaunerbility that is rare but so needed today.
I admired her love for God displayed throughout each page. She reminds those who are reading that it is okay to lay down your cares before the Lord. Her metaphors of dust to clay and scriptures used to display are only something that can be inspired by the Holy Spirit.
The only thing that I had a hard time with was that her style of writing towards the end of the book was very all over the place. but it did however tie all back in very nicely. I cannot help but wonder if that how God intended it to be.
Who would I recommend this to? Those who are struggling with disappointment. I believe this book and the tools that you have been provided with can assist you to grow closer to God and to continue and endure the rest of the journey that lies ahead.
Overall I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars. The only reason I marked it down a star is because I had to re-read to comprehend part of the book due to the style of writing being all over the place. However, this does not take away from the heart and soul of this book.
A huge thank you to you that is reading this review. You make this dream come true possible! I want to thank Lysa for her sheer vulnerability and the good belly laughs that I needed. Last but certainly not least, I want to thank the publisher Thomas Nelson who waited so patiently for this review. Thank you for being a blessing to me with this book and for those who pick it up.
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)
True You written by Susan J.Sohn, is a journey through different women’s life experiences that will leave you with peace and hope for the future. Through powerful, gut-wrenching, emotional testimonies women have shared, you will end this book knowing you are not alone. Because of they were raw about their life experiences, feelings, and emotions this book was able to be written. Their vulnerability has brought an opportunity for healing throughout every single page. There are various topics and situations covered from their heart to yours.
I personally related to many women throughout the chapters of this book. It is a book to meditate on, apply, and can bring healing if your heart is open. I really appreciated how at the end of each chapter Susan lists suggestions and questions to help you apply what you have read. There were a few scriptural references here and there. But, Susan’s heart and love for empowering and encouraging women shines throughout the entire book. At certain points during the book, I felt the book was hard to read due to the fact that I had not been through what they had been through. However, I know heart and soul was put into this book. I wish I would have read this when I was battling mental illness and dealing with abuse. It would have brought me so much more peace back then to know I was not alone!
Overall, I give this book a 4 out of 5. I believe that many people who pick up this book and use what Susan has given them will experience freedom and love like never before. I recommend True You to anyone who may be struggling with self-worth, depression, anxiety or may be feeling like they are alone. I also recommend this book to women who desire to be all God has called them to be. Each testimony is packed with true experiences from women like you and me.
A big thank you to the author Susan for putting her heart and soul into each and every page and changing the lives of each women behind each story. I also want to thank Broadstreet Publishing for giving me the opportunity to review this book!
“They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony;…”-Revelation 12:11 NIV