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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Book Review

Have you ever had one of those days, you know those days where it seems nothing is going your way, those days where it seems God is just too busy tending to others to be concerned about your problems? I know I have had plenty of days where it seems it would just be easier to go back to bed rather than face what the world has for me that day.

That is where this book comes in! Voices of the Faithful with Beth Moore, compiled by Kim P. Davis is an amazing devotional. You could easily read it as it was designed, one page per day as a morning devotional to give you inspiration and strength to get out of bed and get on with your day. Many days though I found myself so wrapped up in the stories that are told in that one little page that I just couldn't put it down, I didn't want to stop reading it. So here I am only 6 months into the year and finished with the book.

Each and every page is filled with a story from someone doing things for God in places where doing things for God gets one in hot water, stories of salvation, of service, stories of purpose designed to lift us up, give us a reason to go on, and sometimes make us feel just a little foolish for worrying about our own minor (in the grand scheme of things) troubles when others are dying simply because they believe in our creator, our Heavenly Father, our Lord of lords and King of kings. As I read these pages, so many things jumped out at me, things that to me seem so everyday like reading my Bible, but those in these stories are risking the safety of their families simply by owning a Bible. It makes me thankful to live where I do, and to have the freedom to believe as I choose, without fear that my home will be burned down while we sleep, or that my children will be beaten simply for praying.

Voices of the Faithful is one of those books that makes you thankful for what you have and happy for where you are, and at the same time it makes you sad to think that others don't have the freedom you have, and sometimes it even makes you feel just a bit guilty for wanting so much, when you are already so very very blessed.

I very much enjoyed the stories of hope, healing, and courage and think that you will too. This is a great book to put in the car and pull out to read a page or two while you are waiting for you children at school, day camp, or kids club, or even to toss in the diaper bag and sneak in a page or two at the checkout line, or while waiting in the doctors office. I enjoyed reading it while sitting on the patio having my morning coffee or tea, while the children had breakfast or did their morning chores.

The Fine Print: I am required by the FTC to inform you that I did receive in exchange for my honest review a free copy of Voices of the Faithful from BookSneeze. If you'd like to get your own free books to review please check out www.booksneeze.com, or just click the link in my sidebar. The opinions in this review are my own, and I was only given the free copy of the book, no other compensation was provided or offered.

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