Monday, July 4, 2016

Take Hold of the Faith You Long For - by Sharon Jaynes

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About the book:

Let go of your insecurities. Take hold of God's promises.On the outside, many of us are well-put-together churchgoers with trendy shoes, beautiful families, and wide, white smiles. On the inside, we're little girls hesitating at the edge of the playground, wishing we could join in but feeling something's not quite right. We don't know how to truly take hold of the "life to the full" that Jesus offers us. So we settle for a life that's . . . less.

But a mediocre, mundane faith is not your destiny! In this liberating and empowering book, Sharon Jaynes reveals the most common reasons we get stuck in our Christian faith. She shows you how to break free of all that holds you back, move forward with all that God promises, and live the adventurous faith of bold believing. She shows you how to leave behind feelings of inferiority, insecurity, and inadequacy that hold you hostage and take hold of the mountain-moving faith God intends. She uncovers untapped sources of confidence and courage, equipping you to move from simply knowing the truth to actually living it out boldly in a life marked by true freedom and expectancy.

My review:

This was a wonderful book filled with amazing insights!  I loved how she used her own personal stories and examples from the Bible, especially the life of Moses, to point out issues we all struggle with and how to overcome them.  She also used a lot of Scripture verses to point out the truth we all need to hear.  She talked about the difference between being set free, but not really living free.  We've accepted Jesus as our Savior, but we're still letting insecurity, fear, unforgiveness, shame, disappointment, comparison, etc., hold us back from doing what God wants us to do.  We're stuck instead of living the adventure.  We feel we're not perfect enough or good enough to do His work, but He just wants willing people who will be obedient.  This was very inspiring and really caused me to look at my faith and what might be holding me back.  I can see myself referring back to this book again for a good reminder of who I am in Christ.  This book includes a study guide at the end with quite a few questions for each chapter.  This was the first book I've read by Sharon Jaynes, but it won't be the last!  I highly recommend it!

I received this book free from Baker Books in exchange for an honest review.

 The Author

  1. Sharon Jaynes

    Sharon Jaynes

    Sharon Jaynes has been encouraging and equipping women through ministry for over thirty years. Former vice president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and cohost for their daily radio feature, she is the author of eighteen books. She has written articles and devotions...
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