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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Simply open


A Guide to Experiencing God in the Everyday

By Greg Paul

The simplest prayer you may ever pray is for God to open your eyes, ears, mouth, nostrils, heart, hands and mind to Him. Greg Paul gives detailed descriptions of each and shares stories about each. We need to be aware of God and know what He wants us to do. Besides describing each and the stories about each, Greg tells why we need to pray to have these things opened. Each chapter is devoted to one thing and at the end you are given a remember section, which is a short review of what you have read, and a set of questions that can be used in a discussion session or for you to think about. I found the book offers a lot of info and was easy to understand the point the author was trying to make.

Your five senses are always being used, if you practice the discipline of submitting them to the One who is closer than you are imagine, your life will be better. Moment by moment, you invite God to open you up and moment by moment you'll find yourself closer to God's grace-filled and wide open heart.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <> book review bloggers program. 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

Live More, Worry Less


Surprising, Simple Ways to Feel More Peace, Joy, and Energy

By Jane Rubietta

Are you worrying about things? Want to overcome worrying? You will find help in this book.

Each chapter has a story from the author’s life and how she works to overcome worry, how God is with her and us in all things. At the end of each chapter, she includes a quote from a book, a scripture verse, and discussion questions for the reader. The book, written mainly for women but can be read by men, (we are guilty of worry too and need the same help).

I found the writing down to earth and easy to understand, the information offered is helpful and a big reminder that God is there when we need him.

Jane Rubietta reminds us that God forgives us and does not remember our sins. The remembering of sins is our problem. When we worry, we are not allowing God to take care of us, as He has told us that He will.

A quote from the book:

"Though we might not remember or even have recognized God's presence, God was present. God is present in all our yesterdays, our todays, and our tomorrows."

In each chapter, Jane offers a different tool to help deal with worrying. The main point of the book is to believe that God is in our lives and is looking out for us. Let Him do what He does best, which is love us and taking care of us.

I received this book free from Bethany House for purpose of this review, I was not required to write a positive review, the opinions I have expressed are my own.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Divine Applause


Secrets and Rewards of Walking with an Invisible God

By Jeff Anderson

How do we have a relationship with a God we cannot see? In this book Jeff Anderson, show us that we can by using personal stories and stories from the Bible. He shows how God is with us and sees everything, how God wants to be with us and protect us. If we let God into our lives, He will be close and will come visible in our minds and heart. When we visualize God this way we will sense Him and know His love.

A quote from the book:

"If you picture God frowning at you, the Christian journey will be difficult. If you sense God is always looking away from you, trying to find someone who is more interesting, you will never take Him seriously. However, if your God is one who is always there, always interested, always finding pleasure in you as His child, you will have eyes that see Him in very relatable ways.

And you will learn to trust Him enough to try seemingly unreasonable things to connect at a deeper level."

Jeff shows in his book that God wants to be with you, and shows how God will connect with you. You will learn how to experience God by using your spiritual senses. The book is very easy reading and I found the stories interesting and illustrated the author’s points. The book is inspiring and a great read. I think this book would be great for believers who need to realize that God is visible to those who love Him and desire to be near to Him. He is always there.

I received this book free from Blogging For Books. 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