Sunday, July 8, 2018

Wonderful! 'The Spirit-Led Heart' - by Suzanne Eller

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About the book:

A Spirit-Led Heart Can Be a World-Changing Heart
When the early church embraced the help of the Holy Spirit, uncertainty became boldness. Fear became courage. Weakness became strength.

Jesus promised us the same help. Why, then, do we keep trying to do things by ourselves? We try to do big things for God with nothing but our own efforts and a grit to see them through. Eventually, though, we find ourselves sputtering along like an old car, a little empty and a lot uncertain about our faith and purpose.

With warmth and vulnerability about her own journey, bestselling author and Proverbs 31 speaker Suzanne Eller shows that, with the Helper, we are not alone or ill-equipped. In these pages she reveals what the Holy Spirit offers:

· He empowers and guides us when we feel weak or lost.
· He offers confidence and boldness to the meek and comfort to those who hurt.
· He gives counsel and discernment in the face of uncertainty.
· His gifts fill us when we are empty and multiply our meager offerings into something truly miraculous.

The Holy Spirit empowered the apostles and the early church--and he will equip you today with that same help, boldness, and power to live a life of love and faith without borders.

My review:

This was a wonderful book with so much helpful information on the Holy Spirit.  It really explained more of what the Holy Spirit does and who He is.  Suzanne dove into the book of Acts to unpack the Holy Spirit's actions.  The book had great topics like confidence, direction and boldness.  I love the chapter on living in truth where Suzanne says "Lies lead to assumptions, which become beliefs, which produce actions (or inactions) that impact your life and your identity." That was such a powerful and true statement.  At the beginning of each chapter there's a quote and at the end there's some Scripture, a Spirit-led promise, a Spirit-led invitation and a prayer.  I loved the personal stories she told, especially about a trip she took to India and the woman she met there, which brought me to tears.  There were a few more instances where something really hit me as I was reading and brought tears to my eyes.  I also really felt for what Suzanne's going through now, with her mom and daughter both fighting cancer.  The chapter about boldness really challenged me as I struggle with that.  I loved how Suzanne admitted to her own struggles; it felt like she really understood and has been there and is still on the journey with us.  There's also a great study guide at the end of the book.  I highly recommend this book for women and I think men could also appreciate it.

I received a copy of this book from the Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

           The Author

  1. Suzanne Eller
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    Suzanne Eller

    Suzanne (Suzie) Eller is a Proverbs 31 Ministries author and speaker. She has ministered to groups of all sizes across the globe and has been featured on programs including The Harvest Show, MidDay Connection, Focus on the Family, and...
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