Hello readers … so I am 99% sure I had a post drafted with books read and it has disappeared so I believe that some of the books I read in the past few months are now gone forever as I have 3 kiddos and can barely remember what we had for breakfast :).
This first book I am going to talk about a little more in depth. I was asked to be on the review team for this book before the official launch. I am a little behind in posting but I absolutely adored this book in every way possible!
I have been following Teresa the author of this book on social media for quite some time. I adore her writing on her blog and knew when she decided to publish a book that I 100% wanted to get my hands on that book and read her thoughtful, full of life words. She posted about joining her launch team and I of coursed jumped at the opportunity and was overjoyed when I was chosen to be on that launch team :). It took me a little longer than I would have liked to finish the book but when you are in your busy season you take what you can get in order to get it done. As I was reading this book I was overwhelmed with the fact that I learned something new in each chapter. Teresa has a way with words that just connects to your soul. She makes you want to be a better person and shows you that no matter where you are in life, how busy you are, how many kids you have, etc. it can be done. It can always be done you just have to give it all to Him and know that he will pull you through everything! She shows you how you can learn from every situation we are given. He will show us our true passion we just have to wait for the right moment to be shown. We have to be paying attention. Our scars are more than just reminders. This chapter was huge for me. I have been through so much in my adult life that I have a ton of scars but that it is ok. They tell our story, they make each of us unique individuals so stop and really take a look and feel what you have been through. I learned that I need to take more time and spend it with him, I need those minutes of silence to really dig deep and see what my purpose is. I need to be ready at any given moment because more times than not when we least expect it he will show us something in our life. I learned that we are a lot like my favorite gem (a pearl). We are given and built on layers upon layers. Those layers build us up to who and what we are today. Without all those layers we are nothing. We have to grow from something and until we have those layers we wont see our greatness!!! He will throw things at us unexpectedly, we just need to be ready at all times. He will make us wait, we all have waiting weathering periods. Like many seasons he will get us through it. She showed the importance of praying. Never stop praying, nothing is too small or too big for us to ask God for them. It is the only way to get them answered. Don’t let fear/doubt creep in. Listen for God and if he is calling you to do it, no matter how many people tell you no, try. Push harder. Do it anyway, He knows best!! Kick all that fear in the butt, break through those fears and and rise up! He always has a plan, listen for the calling. A lot of times when you don’t think things are possible they will work out and God will blow your mind! He strengthens us. Don’t take the hard times as a failure, or a beat down. They are a way to strengthen us and show us that no matter what he is always working with us. We will all go through those hard times. We will come out, we will listen to God, start our day with God, and it will all work itself out! The last and probably most important thing I took away from this book was that all our gifts are from God. he is amazing, they are there we just need to be patient and wait for his timing. All our sufferings, rewards, etc., are all from him. USE THEM WISELY!!!!
I absolutely loved this book. I highly, highly, highly recommend it!!
IT TAKES TWO
This book is about Jonathan and Drew Scott aka the Property brothers. I love their show and them so on one of our library trips with the girls, I decided to get it and see what it was all about. It was really fun to get to know them outside of the show and how truly different you can be portrayed on TV. There were a lot of fun facts and pictures throughout the book. I really enjoyed getting to know a little more background and information about the twins that was not based on a TV show.
LOOKING FOR LOVELY
This was a Bible study book and I absolutely loved it. Each week consisted of 4 days and the days were anywhere from 2-4 pages in length. This Bible study was more realistic to me and I could really relate to it. I was excited that before each week there was a little footnote page of what was to come and immediately after reading it, I connected with it. I couldn’t wait to dive in to see how that week could correlate to my life and how I could learn and grow from the things I was going through.
I absolutely loved this book. It was all about how things can go wrong in a second and are never what they seem. It shows how true friends stick around for the ugly times in your life and will always have your back. This story is about a man whose world gets flipped upside down and one of his sisters best friends steps up and is there for him and any means he needs. The book is a super easy read and has some twists thrown in there that you are not expecting. I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be picking up some other books by this author.
Saving Grace was a great read. I wasn’t sure exactly what this book was going to be about. When I received the book, I learned that it was about a pageant winner and her year after winning the competition. This story is about lifelong friends and the journey it took to get where they are today. It is about a girl who has lost almost her whole world yet still has good friends and family by her side to help her achieve the things she wants the most. It is a book about how working hard will definitely pay off in the end. It is a book about not giving up and holding things back, to let people know how you feel and be the one to make the change when one is necessary.
What books do you recommend this month? I may get it and review it for you!