Monday, December 24, 2012

Potentially Life Transforming.

I love the beautiful outside of this lovely book and would have been likely to recommend it solely because of this- but the contents of the book are even better. Living the Proverbs- Insights for the daily Grind.
I was so thrilled to see that he handled and addressed the daily grind so well in these short but in-depth chapters. He also addressed daily grind matters like encouraging others, guarding your tongue, gossip, anger and sorrow. I expected to hurry through this book but I found myself answering the questions mentally, looking forward to applying the Scripture within, and being amazed by how well written, applicable and good this book is. Especially important was the chapter on Biblical illiteracy.
The chapter on sluggardness is especially illuminating to me, excuses that I often made like "I could do it if I only had such and such" suddenly looked woefully lacking. A wise person will not fear "failure" they will learn from it and acknowledge God's sufficient Grace that can work through their lack of confidence, skill, or desire.
The end of the chapter on Lasting consequences is very powerful, "Many flirt with the temptation, thinking they are  strong enough, moral enough, wise enough, or smart enough to avoid sinning, how sadly true.
I also like how the author gives the original meaning of some of the words, they give even more significance to the verses.
I know this book was sent into my life at this time by God as it is a potentialy life transforming, It helped to uncover areas of my life that are in sin and showed me ways to come out of it, An awesome book, I will definately be rereading it soon likely as a daily devotional.
This book could effectively be used as a Bible study or a Daily Devotional for anyone struggling with the daily grind.
I received this book free from Worthy Publishers in exchange for an honest review 
 Living the Proverbs, Insights for the Daily Grind  is a beautiful new book from Pastor Charles Swindoll.  


3 comments:

  1. Blessings to you and thanks for your kind comment. I'm glad you enjoyed "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee".
    I have read many of Chuck Swindoll's uplifting books. "Laugh Again" is one of my favorites.
    Merry Christmas, my friend!
    Carolynn xxx

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  2. This sounds like an amazing book! I may have to look it up - incidentally, what is the Worthy Publishers of whom you speak? Is it possible for others to exchange reviews for books? (Book addict pricked up her ears at the words, "Free book.") :-D

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    1. Thank you both! So blessed to have you visit me! I love your comments. Allison~ I wanted to tell you- Worthy Publishing is pretty good- they would love to send you books! they accepted me with only five followers- {http://worthypublishing.com/about/} I just emailed them at info@worthypublishing.com , and told them I would review the book on my blog and on Amazon. I looked on their site and picked a few I was interested in. They sent me a box of five- Psalms and Proverbs included! Do email them! Us book addicts are glad to share any free book opportunities! *Excited that I can share this*

      If you want, you can also get free books from Moody Press Newsroom Blogger Program. I got a really bad novel from them last week and am trying to say so graciously in my review. They have a ton of books to choose from. Check them out here- [http://mpnewsroom.com/content/blogger-review-program].

      If you like Crossway’s books you can apply there also- I can’t yet- they only want bloggers who have been blogging for six months or more.{http://www.crossway.org/group/apply} That would be great if there were some titles you liked. Most publishers, if you see something you like and email them about it, will give you the book free for a review. Amazing! Some publishers want to send out ebooks, we love hard copies. The Proverbs and Psalms were both hardcovers. What is also really neat is that my sister wrote that review of Proverbs. That made her smile, that you enjoyed it!

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