Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Trusting God by Sharon Jaynes, Gwen Smith, Mary Southerland {Review}


Trusting God: A Girlfriends in God Faith Adventure
By Sharon Jaynes, Gwen Smith, Mary Southerland

Our family is going through a season of learning to trust more and growing our faith. So, when I saw the opportunity to review The Girlfriends in God's book Trusting God, I jumped at the opportunity, and I was not disappointed. This book is a series of devotions, similar to their emailed devotions, that all center around faith and trust. Each day starts with a central verse. Then there is a story from on of the Girlfriends, and a closing prayer. It is great to use on your own, or you can use it with a group. The book is structured in weeks of 6 devotions, and at the end of each 6 there are a couple pages of reflection questions and room to journal. I was reading it on my own (not part of a group) and the readings are quick enough that I started reading through a week's worth at a time. Although, spending the time to think about each reading for a day would be helpful to get the full meaning of what God wants you to hear from each reading. This is a great Bible study to help each of us in our faith and trust adventure.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

By Faith, Not By Sight by Scott MacIntyre {Review}



By Faith, Not By Sight
by Scott MacIntyre


If the name Scott MacIntyre seems familiar, it is probably because he was an American Idol finalist. Or it could be because he is a Marshall scholar and a 19-year old Arizona State University graduate. But it probably isn't because he is blind. Scott didn't let being blind stand in his way. He plays the piano and skis. He lived alone in London while going to university, and he was the first blind contestant on American Idol. But there was something that almost stopped him. And he had to move through it by faith, not by sight.

This is an amazing story of Scott's faith journey. Listening to Scott tell his story of growing up and his illness is very inspiring. This is a wonderful reminder that "God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28) A must-read for encouragement on your journey with God!

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