I’m slowly coming around…to blogging again that is. Summertime just has its way of letting my thoughts wander and linger. And I just don’t feel a sense of urgency to get them down and onto the page (or screen). But alas, the day does come when I begin again. I’ve gone round and round enough times in the blogging calendar to recognize the cycle and don’t get too worked up over it. Forcing things just doesn’t work for anyone if ya know what I mean.

So, I’m kicking things off with a book review and a giveaway. A book review just to get our minds back into shape and a giveaway because I want to share it with you and believe wholeheartedly in the message of this book.

{A Review}

Everything
by Mary DeMuth

“What you give and what you gain to become like Jesus.” I just love that sub-title. I don’t know about you, but that sentence makes me stop and catch my breathe. If you’ve been a follower of Jesus for any amount of time, you understand this difficult truth. We are called to lay down Everything at the feet of Jesus. I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t come easy for me.

Mary beautifully portrays the whys and the hows (which are the most important). I can understand why I need to do something, but if I don’t know how, then I might as well not waste my time.

Through her own journey of pain and brokenness, Mary breaks down three areas for us to evaluate whether we truly have given Jesus Everything.

Head- What do We Think about Jesus
Heart- Who We are in Jesus
Hands- How do We Live for Jesus

So simple yet so profound.

At the end of each chapter there are questions for self-reflection that help you really evaluate yourself and determine what areas you need to work on. These were so helpful for me.

“The gospel isn’t a life management program. It shouldn’t merely be the crutch we fall on when life gets ugly. It should be the legs we walk on, the air we breathe.” Mary DeMuth

A great book inspires, challenges us to change- and shows us how. Mary does a great job doing all of these.

{A Giveaway}

I’m giving away a copy to one of YOU. Just leave a comment below and you will be in the running. Comments will close on Sunday, Aug. 25th at midnight.

 

Mandy