Friday, November 13, 2009

Review/Giveaway: Leaning into God

A WINNING READINGS GIVEAWAY!

Title: Leaning into God When Life Is Pushing You Away
Author: Robert A. Schuller
Genre: Christian Living/Inspirational
How to enter: Leave a comment on THIS post right here! If you're a subscriber or a follower, leave a second comment for a second entry.
Entry deadline: November 25, 2009
Restrictions: Open internationally
That's right, enter right here for this giveaway. Please note: we are giving away our review copy, so it has been gently read.

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Leaning into God When Life Is Pushing You Away

FaithWords (November 12, 2009)

***Special thanks to Valerie M. Russo of the Hachette Book Group for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Robert A. Schuller is the former senior pastor of the Crystal Cathedral. He has written twelve books, including the bestseller Walking in Your Own Shoes. His most recent book, coauthored with Dr. Douglas DiSiena, is entitled Possibility Living. Schuller has four children and resides in Laguna Beach, California, with his wife, Donna.


Product Details:

List Price: $22.99
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: FaithWords (November 12, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446580988
ISBN-13: 978-0446580984

AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER:


My Review

Robert A. Schuller is upfront in stating that life doesn't always go the way we hope it will. We may have the best intentions of staying close to God and following His will. But "stuff" keeps pushing us away, whether it's guilt, shame, rebellion, regrets, humiliation, fear, disappointment, anxiety, confusion, trials, brokenness, disease, grief, bitterness, rejection... you name it! A lot of this stuff is outside of our control and can easily veer us off course.

Filled with anecdotes, quotes, texts, and questions for reflection or discussion, this book reads like a series of short sermons addressing each of these factors that can get in our way. Each one stands alone in bringing us back on course in a specific area. Combined, I think you'll find a collection that can speak to each one of us in some area or another of our lives. This motivational series ends with a focus on what truly matters, discovering God's plan for your life, living a fruitful life, and grasping the power to live forever.

I would love the opportunity to read this book in greater depth, perhaps in a discussion group that meets weekly to go through the questions. I can see these chapters triggering testimonies from others that I'd love to hear.

Definitely a recommended book for anyone who is looking for a close walk with God but keeps finding life getting in the way...

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