Friday, August 25, 2017

Sacred Mundane - by Kari Patterson

About the book:

What if the key to changing your life--and yourself--is already in your hand?

So many women struggle with what to do with their daily lives. They feel trapped in everyday drudgery and disappointment, in dull domestic duties, and in mundane jobs they despise. Where is the abundant, purposeful life they were promised?

Kari Patterson shows readers the truth: in each unremarkable life lies an opportunity to see, know, love, and be utterly transformed by a God who meets everyone right where they are. Instead of stepping away from real life to find God, Patterson equips women with a six-step practice to move further in and meet Him in the humdrum moments of everyday existence. And when a woman's inner being is truly changed by the sacred, everything in her world changes too--right down to tackling the dirty dishes.

Through entertaining narrative, candid real-life stories, Bible study, and practical instruction, Sacred Mundane guides individuals or small groups to discover the beautiful sacredness in the lives they already lead. Women who long to grow in God and make a real difference in the world--no matter how small--will reach eagerly for this book and the radical transformation it offers.

My review:

This was a wonderful and informative book that had a lot of wisdom.  I have been feeling like I'm stuck in a rut and thought this book might have some good ideas.  First of all, she said we need to decide who Jesus is.  Is He our Savior, a crazy person  or a liar?  Then if we decide He's our Savior, we need to invite him in to our mundane.  She also said our sole occupation in life is to please God.  I love all of the personal examples she used, like when she said she wanted to please God but felt like her life was one boring thing after another.  That's when she noticed a verse talking about a sacrifice of praise and how if we offer everything to God in order to draw near to Him, He can use that beyond our wildest imagination.  She points out the importance of reading the Bible consistently because that helps us see the world clearly.  There are also some great chapters on listening for God's voice, loving people and finding fulfillment.  A wonderful 8 week study guide is included at the back of the book with items to do every day. Kari had a funny, witty voice and I really liked how she made this book fun to read.  I highly recommend it!

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

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