Thursday, January 24, 2013

Everything by Mary DeMuth

Mary DeMuth has been through the ringer.  She knows what she's talking about when she points out that trials are to help us grow and that we need to surrender everything to God.  In return, Jesus will become our everything.  The first section asks us what we think about God and ourselves.  The second section looks at our hearts. Have we let Jesus in to change our hearts or are we living with unforgiveness, control, or other things that impede our growth?  The third section looks at our actions.  How do we spend our money, live in community, or show Jesus to others?  These are just some of the topics she has in each section.

This is an important and challenging book.  Some of the topics really spoke to me, especially the issue of control.  I appreciated Mary's stories to illustrate her own struggles with these topics and that she doesn't feel as if she's arrived.  It feels more like she's coming alongside to encourage you on your faith journey.  She uses plenty of Scripture to illustrate her points and this is a book you'll want to highlight passages of, so you can go back and reread when you need encouragement.  I would definitely recommend this book to every Christian or anyone interested in spiritual growth!

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

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