Double book review: Susie Larson

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Description: Popular Author & Speaker Equips Women to Live Focused and Free
Women today are stretched thin, worn weary, and tired of living hurried lives. And nothing drains us more than signing up for things God never asked us to do, even if they are well-intentioned. Yet, all too often that's exactly where we lose our way.
In "Your Sacred Yes," Susie Larson shares personal stories and biblical insights to help you:
- Learn how--and when--to say "no" without guilt or shame
- Say "yes" to "life-giving," not life-draining, activities
- Find joy and abundance, fulfillment and freedom, each day
When we can't, or won't, say "no," we become captive to our commitments instead of free to respond to God's invitations. Here is your chance to say no to others' obligations and yes to the One who will rejuvenate your weary soul. Will you say "yes"?

I received this book for review back in June, and slowly read through while I was working full-time. I wish I could have read it in one sitting, it was so good, but perhaps reading it during a stressful job did more for me.

While many of the concepts in this book were not new to me, I found that I needed the reminder. Larson’s books feel like a conversation with your best friend over tea or coffee, not some spiritual guru trying to help to fix your life. Larson shares her own struggles and speaks from her own failures and issues, not from her strengths. The style itself is enough to draw you in and help you to be more open to the message.

 The layout of the book is very inviting and pretty. It just begs you to pick it up and read. The chapter lengths are perfect. They aren’t very long, but also not very short. I found them the perfect length to read in the morning during my quiet time.

This book was as good as Your Beautiful Purpose, with the same inviting style. I know that it has changed how I view requests for me to do something. It reminded me of the importance of commitment, doing what is best, and saying no sometimes.

I highly recommend this book to women who have a hard time saying no, are looking for some encouragement, and enjoy Christian non-fiction.

I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are entirely my own.

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Description: A Blessing a Day from Popular Author and Radio Host
This beautiful devotional gift book is for readers who want to start their day with a reminder of God's love and purpose for them. So often we wake up worried about our to-do lists and responsibilities and need a reminder of how God feels about us and who we are in him. Several years ago Susie began posting daily blessings on Facebook, and since then thousands have responded and forwarded the blessings along to others.
The blessings take only moments to read, but are packed with biblical promise and perspective. Along with a blessing, each day's spread also includes a related Scripture to point readers back to God's timeless truth.

Are there times during your day that you could just use a little pick-me up? I find that I have few of those each day. How quick I am to go for the tea (since I am not a coffee person) or something else. Yes, I am very slow to learn that what I really need is not found in a cup, but within the pages of a book. This gorgeous little devotional helps remind me.

Each page of this little book is just lovely. The pictures are stunning and the script inviting. The cover just begs to be opened, and the bookmark that is attached makes it easy to keep your place. It couldn’t be a more attractive book.

This devotional sits in my bathroom, and often I will sit there and read one of the entries. While the devotionals themselves are not incredible or deep, they helped turn my focus where it needed to be: on God. If you want something that you can use to study the Bible or be the center of your quiet time, this is not it. But if you need a little something just to turn your focus on God during the day, this is perfect.

I highly recommend this for those who love beauty, short devotionals, and just need a little something to brighten their day. It would also make a wonderful gift.

I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are entirely my own..

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