Tuesday, March 21, 2017
I don't know about you, but even at my "age" of being a Christian, I still sometimes struggle with prayer. I know what it is, but somehow I always seem to try to complicate it. In the book "Talking with God" by Adam Weber, he openly and honestly hits on prayer and all of the questions we think or wonder but don't often voice aloud.
I won't say that everything in this book was "new" to me. It wasn't. Some of it was stuff I have heard and known throughout my entire Christian life, but this book was so down to earth. It was a great reminder of what God meant for prayer to be...just talking WITH Him...consistently.
We sometimes get wrapped up in how we may sound when we pray...how we look...what words we use. And, if you're like me, you've been a Christian so long that even if you did have a question about prayer, you probably wouldn't ask it for fear of getting that look (you know, the one you get when you should know something, but don't?). No one wants that embarrassment, so why even ask.
Maybe I'm the only one, but this book was a perfect book for me! It hit on so many facets of prayer without me feeling embarrassed to ask...or not even knowing how or what to ask. It was easy to read, Biblically-based, and encouraging! I've taken my time on this book...let it soak in. And some parts, I've even re-read. But it's a book for my collection. It's a great read for anyone looking for a great resource on prayer that is good for all levels of spiritual growth.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books Program for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Monday, January 23, 2017
Monday, November 21, 2016
From the publisher: "God has entrusted you as a leader. Whether you are new to leadership in your work, family, community or church, or you’ve been leading for years, you’ll discover fresh wisdom in Leadership Promises for Every Day. Find day-to-day guidance and encouragement to grow to be a godly leader. Written in John C. Maxwell’s hallmark tone of confidence, clarity, and directness, this devotional will inspire you as it covers many topics that you run into every day, including success, stewardship, teamwork, and mentoring. Daily Scripture, along with John C. Maxwell’s seasoned advice and simple takeaway messages, provides much-trusted guidance and encouragement. God has entrusted you to lead. Make sure you honor him by leading well."
This book was exactly what I was hoping for! My husband especially loves reading books on leadership from great authors like John Maxwell, Andy Stanley, and Patrick Lencioni, so when I saw a devotional book from Maxwell, I had to get it for him!
This book is full of a year's worth of short daily devotionals that connect common leadership problems/challenges with God's word. These are each short enough to read even at work to start the day with a new "perspective" on leadership, based on Biblical principles found within God's word. Though they are short, they are powerful, and completely applicable to those that work for someone, are a boss over others, or even a self-employed person.
The book itself is very attractive and perfect for a gift! Very high quality cover, with a built in bookmark, and not at all tacky. Very professional looking, which would make it very easy to keep in sight on a desk or table for any to see. I give this book 4 stars and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an extra "challenge" in the leadership area with a strong foundation in the Bible.
I received this book for free from Booklook Bloggers Program for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”