Thanks for being patient while the dust flies around here. I’m in the middle of a massive site reno, but exciting things are around the corner! Wanna sneak peek? This September, I’m releasing my first e-Bible study! You can find more about it at the bottom of this post. So, while I’m under construction getting ready for the big reveal, I hope you’ll enter to win one of my favorite reads from this summer. You don’t want to miss any giveaways in this series! And be sure to check back in September for the book launch!
Everything by Mary DeMuth
Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus, by author Mary DeMuth, is a fresh reminder for women to stop operating out of life’s default mode and start living in light of the freedom of the gospel. Well acquainted with hardships of life, DeMuth’s words flow from a history of family alcoholism and abuse that has been redeemed by Christ.
It is this transformation brought by Christ that DeMuth says colors everything in life. This quote sums it all up:
“Sometimes I forget, though, that He is everything, and everything is Him. I meander down me-first paths, hoping achievement or people or success will fill up every part of my heart. I chase unsatisfying ghosts, hints of fulfillment that dissipate the moment I reach them. I even despair … But Jesus keeps reminding me through His presence and His realness that He is everything.”
To help women relinquish ‘everything’ to him, the book Everything is divided onto three sections and helping the reader filter Christ through our Head (what we think), Heart (who we are), and Hands (how we live).
Why I like the book:
Peppered with personal stories of victory, the book Everything impresses on the reader:
- How big God is
- How God changes us and grows us
- How to God is our confidence for battling the cancers of worry and control, and more
Who should read this book:
This book is for the following:
- the tired mom who has losing her zeal to the minutia of life
- the ministry-minded woman who is battling burn out
- the friend struggling to heal from deep wounds because she’s afraid to offer them to Christ
- the student buckling under the pressure cooker of success and failure
- the woman struggling to connect in meaningful community and is tempted into isolation
Overall, I highly recommend this book, although I’m not sure I’m in alignment with some of her comparisons with being filled with the Spirit and filled with wine in chapter 9. I tend to think it’s the biblical authors’ intention to highlight the differences between these two concepts more than their similarities, but I also concede that the author’s personal experiences have yielded her a deeper insight than I will ever have. And in the end, I think we share the same conclusion – being filled with the spirit of Christ is the only way we will experience true and permanent satisfaction and fulfillment.
Want to win a copy of Everything? I’m giving away a copy to one lucky Hive Resources reader! Enter below. U.S. Residents only please.
Contest ends Friday at midnight. CONTEST IS OVER. Congrats to Gina! Thank you to everyone who participated! I have one more book I’m giving away in this series. So, be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss next week’s giveaway as well as the launch of my new Bible study – Daughters of the King!
Now, here’s a sneak peek at the cover to my eBook!
Daughters of the King: Finding Your Place in the Biblical Story is a 10-lesson e-Bible study for a small group or individual struggling to find themselves on the pages of God’s Word.
This study will transform how you view your purpose and personal identity as a chosen and cherished Daughter of the King by helping you connect the dots between your story and God’s story for the world. Coming in September!!! See you then!
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