Monday, April 23

Everyday Holy: A Book Review


Everyday Holy by Melanie Shankle

Another day, another adorable devotional. This is a nice, heavy book. The owl kinda freaked me out at first :) I haven't read a lot of Melanie's books before, and so I wasn't sure if I would like her writing style or connect in these pages. Glancing through different day's readings, it appears like I'm going to thoroughly enjoy this devotional. Melanie includes a bit of humor with the wisdom, all reorienting perspective to focus on the things of God. It almost reads like a book, and I wanted to read more than one day at a time!

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Wednesday, April 11

Embraced: A Book Review


Embraced by Lysa TerKeurst

I love, love Lysa TerKeurst. I read her book Uninvited last year and really enjoyed both her writing style and the content. I haven't read this whole devotional yet, but I think there are a couple overlapping stories between the Uninvited book and this devotional. Perhaps there are more from her other books. I haven't read those yet to know for sure. It doesn't bother me because it's been over a year since I read Uninvited and could use the reminder of the lesson/takeaway in her stories. Most of the daily readings look new to me and meaningful. I'm so excited to continue using this!

The actual devotional is the most beautiful devotional I've ever owned. I got the hardback version. The cover is nicely textured and the watercolor look is soft and feminine in person. It's a joy to pick up because it's darling.


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Thursday, April 5

The Way of Abundance: A Book Review


The Way of Abundance by Ann Voskamp

This is a beautiful devotional book. Ann Voskamp has a different writing style. It's more flowery, more poetry. In this 60 day devotional, Ann seeks to encourage the reader to move from self-weary brokenness to Christ-focused givenness. She wants us to view brokenness as a gift that draws us closer to God in a sweet, intimate manner.

The devotional itself is a nice hardback book. It's about 6"x8", meaning that it's a good size devotional. Each day's reading is a hearty portion, not simply a couple paragraphs. Overall, I would recommend this book.


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Tuesday, March 27

So Much to Celebrate: A Book Review


So Much to Celebrate by Katie Jacobs

This is the size of a coffee table book. The pages are thick and gorgeous. It's a bit difficult in this age to come up with refreshing ideas for home celebrations with Pinterest in existence. While this book is lovely and inspirational with its photos, I didn't feel like it was extraordinary only compared to the wealth of information on Pinterest. If I don't have access to Pinterest or want some inspiration without the internet, this would be a great place to turn for recipes and party inspiration.


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Monday, March 12

The Healing Power of Essentials Oils: A Book Review


The Healing Power of Essential Oils by Eric Zielinski

I've had essential oils in my house for years, but am still intimidated and at somewhat of a loss at how to use them. Do I dilute them? Apply them straight to my skin? What's the best place to apply them? Is lavender actually supposed to be that relaxing?

What I loved about this book is that it's written from a Christian perspective. Being a Christian myself, I appreciate all the references and history of essential oils directly from the Bible. Also, this book is not only educational, but it also includes combinations of oils to helps with various conditions (headaches, cramps, etc) that arm the reader with practical application for oils in their life. Overall, I was very impressed with this book and feel more comfortable with using the essential oils in my house. 


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Friday, March 9

Jesus Calling 50 Devotions for Comfort: A Book Review


Jesus Calling 50 Devotions for Comfort by Sarah Young

This is part of a three part themed series of Sarah Young's Jesus Calling devotional. I reviewed the 50 Devotions for Encouragement devotional here.

I am a big fan of the Jesus Calling and Jesus Always devotionals. They are written as if God is speaking directly to the reader. Words cannot describe how powerful most of the readings have been for me. It's meat-y and Biblically solid. Not "fluff" readings. This devotional is a trimmed down and focused devotions for comfort and hope. I have already started the first day's reading and can tell that these devotions will help facilitate comfort.

Such a great little book, and I highly recommend it!


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Tuesday, March 6

Jesus Calling 50 Devotions for Encouragement


Jesus Calling 50 Devotions for Encouragement by Sarah Young

I am a big fan of the Jesus Calling/Jesus Always devotionals by Sarah Young. I've been a big fan of them for years. These devotionals are written as if the reader is reading words from God's perspective, not the author's words or a general life perspective. It is Biblical sound and so, so powerful. When I've gone through the Jesus Calling full size devotional, I am constantly surprised at how emotionally connected each day's reading is with my heart. This smaller volume 50 devotional book focused on encouragement. There are two others that focus on comfort and also peace. I haven't gotten my hands on either of those, but expect nothing other than a great little devotional.


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