Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Book Review: Trusting God (A GiG Adventure)


Hey Beauties!
Remember I mentioned this book in my Summer Update post? Well, finally got to reading it! This is my first review of Christian non-fiction. But I'm excited to be doing this. I hope you'll love this book as much as I do.
 
Back cover summary
You don’t have to understand God to trust him.“Just trust me.” Those are the words we often hear in movies just before something bad happens. And yet, we are told to trust God. In a culture where we tend to take control of our own lives, trusting God has become a religious platitude rather than a life-changing attitude. We say it, but do we really mean it? And what does trusting God really look like?

Sharon, Mary, and Gwen—the Girlfriends in God ministry team—have been there. They’ve traveled the tough roads of life to discover the peace and power that comes from grabbing the hand of God and trusting his plan. The life stories they share bring laughter and sometimes tears, but always spiritual growth.

Each of the 12-week sections concludes with a Bible study guide and journal page, inviting you to lock arms with Sharon, Mary, and Gwen and share with other women in a small group setting or to use individually in your own quiet time.
What I think
I loved how each of the women gave real life accounts of things that had happened in their lives or in the lives of others close to them and then tied it with what most people face. I appreciate their honesty. Sometimes, being involved in ministry, it might be hard to admit there are times when it's tough to trust but these women seem to hold nothing back and this helps the reader to really identify with them.
No matter how spiritually mature you think you may be, this is a great book for you!




It's an extremely easy read. The reader's supposed to read a chapter a day over the period of two months but personally, each chapter was so easy and enjoyable to read I just kept on reading.
It's a good personal read but it would also be great as a group study. Questions are provided at the end of each week. These help to reflect and bring one to a state of honesty with one's self. If done in a study group, there are specific points to share on and ponder about.
I was really excited to read this book and I am not disappointed. God has opened my eyes to certain things and actually used it as a confirmation to certain things He's doing in my life. For example, a chuch member sent me an encouraging email covering a certain subject and that same week I read a chapter in Trusting God that matched exactly what the church friend had sent. Praise Jesus!
Oh and if you already enjoy the Girlfriends in God devotionals, you'll definitely appreciate this book!
Here is a video by the ladies:


They also made videos corresponding to your daily read of the book. Here's week one's video:


I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.
Have you read this book? If so, what do you think? If not, would you like to and why?
GOD BLESS and have a wonderful day!
Oh and remember, books are great and all BUT nothing compares to the Bible! Continue to dig deep in the Word!

2 comments:

  1. I like these women. I'm subscribed to their daily devotional e-mail. Looks like a great book! The book will probably be a great addition to the devotional. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Yes, it is! Their daily devotions are spirit filled! and so is the book. You will be encouraged!

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