Tuesday, September 23, 2014

What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days

9780800722883What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days – 52 Encouraging Truths to Hold On To
Written by Holley Gerth
Published at Revell, a Baker Publishing Group Division

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.

Who is Holley Gerth?

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, and Opening the Door to Your God-Sized Dream. She's also cofounder of (in)courage and a partner with DaySpring. Holley lives with her husband, Mark, in the South. Hang out with her at www.holleygerth.com.

My Thoughts

As a woman, I know that there are days harder than others.   And sometimes we need to be reminded that we matter and that God cares deeply for us.  Holley Gerth has a way of bringing into writing the truth about ourselves and about God.   This time, she has gleaned precious wisdom from the book of Psalms which will remind us of God’s goodness.  This little book is a companion of Holley’s book You’re Going to Be Okay.  However, the book can easily be use without it and bring healing in your heart.

This book can be used as a weekly devotional or during the span of 52 days.   You can also opted to read one devotions every once in a while in order to slowly advance in it and be touched by God – going back on the devotion and ponder on the words of Scripture.   Slowly but surely as you progress in this book, read the Scripture associated to the devotion, take the time to respond and personalize your prayer you will go through the book of Psalms.

One particular devotion has touched me more than the other ones so far – it was about how God wants to exchange the pain for joy.  When going through a painful experience, it is important to remember that it takes time to feel joy again.  It’s a process.  Still we are not alone in the midst of the pain.  God is there – always.

This book could be a great little gift to someone you know who is going through a difficult time or simply to bless someone in their stocking at Christmas.    What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days is available for purchase at your favourite bookstore, even amazon.ca and amazon.com.


It is also available for Kindle.


Disclaimer: The book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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