Book Reviews

Book Review- Transforming Together

It is rare when I finish and close a book that I find myself opening it for another read.  That is exactly the case with this book –

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As I prepare to step into Women’s Ministry at my church, I have been praying and planning as to how to create a culture of mentoring within the women.

The need is so great.  We are called to come alongside one another on our journey to become more and more like Jesus.  The Lord has amazingly placed Godly women in my life that have  prayed, taught, encouraged and held me accountable.  Their impact in my life – huge.  I am forever grateful.

This verse says it all –

So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind.  1 Thessalonians 5:11

As my relationship with Jesus has grown, I often find myself on the other side of a coffee cup doing the same for other women.  Bringing hope, building up so that no one is left behind.  The bonus, it brings me great joy.

In Transforming Together Ele Parrott comes at this topic in such a beautiful and straight forward way.  We are not leading the women we mentor to ourselves, but to Jesus.  That in and of itself, is so freeing.

We have a faithful Guide, Holy Spirit.  He will guide us as we listen, as we pray and search scripture together.

The result.  We Transform Together.

You can pick up a copy at my favorite bookstore Amazon

 

 

Book Reviews

Book Review – Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love

It is so refreshing to read a book that speaks to the challenge of ministering to our Big Kids – our Teens and Tweens.  There are so many choices that lay before us as we parent in this stage, sometimes we can feel lost and frustrated.

Lori Wildenberg and Becky Danielson help us find our way as they take us on a Love Walk through  1 Corinthians 13, in Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love.   

Each chapter highlights a different aspect of this passage and is packed with realistic ideas that will spur us on as we minister to our Big Kids.  We learn to open our eyes to the red flags, take a good long looks into our parenting mirrors, and glean from Lori and Becky’s parenting experiences.

If I had to pick a favorite chapter I would say, Choosing Goodness.  As parents we often see our children through rose colored glasses, choosing to not see their struggle against sin.  The truth is we must see their sin, so we can effectively pray.

In this chapter we take a look at Seven Deadly Sins our kids can face and counter them using the Replacement Technique.  We pray a replacement prayer, praying Godly attributes over our children.  Then we purpose to seek out opportunities to train our Big Kids in these areas.

Ministering to our teens will come with trials.  Lori and Becky encourage us with these words –  Wait with expectancy and tenacity, knowing that God has a firm grip on you. 

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You can pick up a copy at my favorite place – Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love

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Breaking Busy

I received this little gem in my mailbox this week –

IBreaking Busy Book. We don't always have to know  what God's plans are for us,   only that they are better  than we cou.jpgIf you, like me are looking for something that really speaks to stopping the busyness that can overtake your life and then honing in on God’s purpose for your life,  this book is for you.

Honestly, I was expecting just another time management book.  I couldn’t have been more thrilled to find that Alli’s words spoke straight to my heart in ways I did not expect.

Alli shares her own struggle with busyness as she weaves her testimony through out each chapter.  She is open, honest and laugh out loud funny.  At the end of each chapter she asks you the hard questions that lead you to take action in your own life.

I want to share one of Alli’s many quotes that pierced my heart –

‘I want to comfort you that you do not have to strive endlessly to be good enough or to work hard enough to find God’s plan for you.  If you stay focused on God, you will not miss your destiny.’ – Alli Worthington

Treat yourself to this book and Break Busy!  Then set your sights on God and His perfect plan for your life.

You can find Alli’s book at one of my favorite places:  Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington 

I received a copy of this book plus a book bundle from Zondervan in exchange for my thoughts and opinions of Breaking Busy.