Monday, September 8, 2014
What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days - by Holley Gerth
About the book:
We all have days that make us want to pull the covers back over our heads and eat a dozen cupcakes.
Thankfully, Jesus said we don't "live on bread alone"--that includes cupcakes--"but on every word that comes from the mouth of God" (Matt. 4:4). What we really need is truth.
If you're tired, discouraged, or feel a little empty inside, my prayer is that by the end of our time together, you'll be refreshed and nourished in a way that will sustain you through whatever the future may hold.
Remember, you're not alone, my friend.
In this uplifting book, Holley Gerth invites you to be filled with the strength, peace, and joy that come from God's promises. Each of the 52 devotions based on the Psalms will help you remember that God is good and we're all in this together.
This is a wonderful, encouraging devotional! With chapter titles like, "God Doesn't Expect You to be 'Fine'" and "God Is Bigger Than Your Problems," the author points out truths we all need to take to heart. Each devotional is a few pages long and quickly caught my attention with a story, either from someone else's life or her own. She talks about what we're feeling and thinking and how God feels about what we're going through and how He loves us and understands. She then has a prayer where she gets us started talking to God about what we're going through and we can continue the thought with space if we want to write it down. Then there are a few blank lines to write down what we're hearing from God. Finally, it ends with recommending 2 or 3 chapters in Psalms to read.
As I read through this, there were so many truths and reminders I needed to hear. Sometimes it was specifically something I was having a hard time with. The back of the book says it's the perfect companion to her book, "You're Going to Be Okay," which I also loved, but they can also be used separately. I can see myself rereading this and coming back to it again and again. I highly recommend it!
I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.
Holley's going to be hosting a facebook club for this book and all you have to do to join is "like" her facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/HolleyGerthPage You can read about it on her blog: http://holleygerth.com/heart-needs-hard-days!
Holley Gerth is a bestselling writer, certified life coach, and speaker. She loves connecting with the hearts of women through her popular blog and books like You're Already Amazing, You're Made for a God-Sized Dream, Opening the Door to Your God-Sized Dream, and You're Going to Be Okay. She's also cofounder of (in)courage and a partner with DaySpring. Holley lives with her husband, Mark, in the South. Learn more at www.holleygerth.com.