This is one of those books where I actually cried when it ended, which is unlike me. It was like I had a friend who knew my heart, that spurred me on to be authentic with Jesus and to dream BIG again. She spoke directly to my heart from the heart of God. I want to read this annually to be reminded of God's purpose for my life.
Imagine a warm, sunny day. The grass is soft and bug-free, the temperature just perfect for relaxing. The water gently trickles over rocks and other obstacles. Perhaps this isn't your ideal place for relaxation, but can picture myself stretching out on a blanket, soaking in the sun as my muscles let go of their tension. This kind of gentle release and refreshment is exactly what Susie Larson's book Your Beautiful Purpose was for me.
God knows full well whom He's getting when He calls us. page 19
What I Liked
Mrs. Larson's writing is simple and conversational, much like a letter written specifically to me rather than a book to a large audience. She conveys a lot of truth within the 230 pages of this book, always with great love, patience, and humility.
I found many things to highlight, circle, and make notes of throughout the book. Several things made me stop to think and I walked away at the end of the book with new insights into myself and fresh encouragement to stay the course God's plotted for me.
The Bottom Line - 5 stars
If you'd like a renewed vision of how God sees you and what He wants for you, then this is a great book to read. The six-session DVD makes it a great book for a small group study, and the end of chapter questions help each individual evaluate what could be learned or refreshed in each participant's heart.
This is an excellent book that is practical and encouraging. It is easy to read and flows from one chapter to the next with plenty of helpful advice on finding your purpose. I gave this book 5/5 stars. I read the book in one sitting and then went back and answered the questions that were found at the end of each chapter. This book would be great to use in a Bible Study Group, Sunday School Class or just for your own personal devotions. I would recommend all women read this book. You will be encouraged and definitely grow in your relationship with the Lord and your family.
I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
I am still working my way through the book and doing the soul-searching exercises but it is a wonderful book. The writing is easy-to-read, yet extremely thought-provoking. Ms. Larson is open and honest and shares real insight into helping someone, "me", to ascertain what God has in store. I love this book and have already recommended it.