Tuesday, February 21, 2017

What I'm Reading Wednesday


Nothing to Prove by Jennie Allen did not disappoint!  Everything about this book is so relatable to women!  We all struggle with trying to do too much and desperately wanting to measure up and not disappoint anyone.  We believe the lies that we are never good enough.  Dealing with these same issues, Jennie expresses a different way of living.  What a joy to hear an author speak directly to the truth of what we really need, rather than what the world tells us.  Jennie focuses on the point that our worth comes from Jesus and He is the only one who can meet our needs.  We can strive to be enough through the eyes of the world but in the end we will always fall short.  She encourages us to plug more into Jesus, because true contentment and joy only comes through Him.  In chapter 6, she talks about the difference between vulnerability and transparency.  This was my favorite part of the book because it has challenged me to live a life of transparency.  When you live a transparent life you are exposing everything and not necessarily worried about proving yourself, rather just being real and open to whatever God has in store for you.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinions and review.

The book, Your Magnificent Chooser by John Ortberg is about the choices that we make and whether they help us to be obedient or disobedient, selfish or giving, or to have a good attitude or not.  This book was perfect for my 7 years old son.  We are constantly talking about choices that he makes and the book prompted some good discussion.  The book is an easy read with rhyming words that make it fun and engaging for any child.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinions and review.

Same Kind of Different As Me for Kids by Ron Hall and Denver Moore is a true story about the authors, Ron and Denver.  The story begins with Denver sharing about his childhood on a cotton plantation in Louisiana during the Great Depression.  As an adult he was homeless and felt as if no one cared about him.  Ron enters his life and for the first time Denver experiences someone who shows him love and also the love of God.  Denver goes on to helping many homeless people throughout his life and believed that, "Nobody can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody."  The message at the end is strong.  We all need to reach out, help others, and show God's love.  However, I felt the illustrations really lacked and were quite juvenile.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinions and review.



No comments:

Post a Comment