I came across this book while in our local bookstore. The Lord had been working with me for 6 months on character/faith. This seemed like a possibility of help. Well, to my surprise, everything in the book speaks to me. I know now that I didn't just run into that book - I was led to that book. I had no idea how the things I did and felt were intertwined with all that I had learned since birth. I didn't even know that some of those things existed in me. It seems like there is an amazing discovery around every corner and I can't wait until the next day so that I can go on to the next chapter. I even took my lunchtime to read and study yesterday. The contents of this book are much more important right now than things and people - only because I know that when I get finished I will be able to communicate and celebrate all the things I learned with all the people I know. Thanks for the opportunity to learn how to be what God intended me to be.
This book is definitely worth reading. I really like how it includes space to journal and reflect on each chapter. I also like how it encourages spending time with God since He is the only one who can bring about lasting change.
I haven't finished yet, but I love the depth of the bible study and personal examination. It's the most intimate and God-focused time I have spent in awhile--and I am an established student of the bible, leader and teacher. Promoting a high view of God and whole view of man, this book is doctrinally and psychologically sound, as well as user-friendly and fun.
I stumbled upon this book through a friend, and I believe that it was a gift from God. It was God's way of showing me how to get my life back on track. I am a busy college student, so I needed something that was easy and did not require a lot of extra time. This was the book for me! It teaches you scripture straight from the Bible and teaches you how to apply these characteristics into your everyday life! I love it!
I swear this book was written specifically for me...each chapter is chalked full of scriptural challenges and wonderful insights. I must admit I was a little skeptical that a book would bring about much change - but it did! It's like sitting in a dear friends living room or garden - having an in-depth chat about life's challenges. It has been wonderful seeing my perspectives change from mine to God's vantage point. I recommend anyone starting this book to commit to the 40 days (it goes very quickly) Each day is a new adventure of discovering about yourself (past and present) and opening your heart and eyes to the future God has in store. I couldn't wait to begin each day's study. This book is warm and reader friendly - it'll awaken your spirit to loving, learning,and embracing God's purpose for your life. You can go at your own pace...many times I spent longer on a chapter or re-read it til it "sunk" in. The added bonus is completing an action plan -- very helpful and exciting. I am definitely going to keep using this book as an annual Life tool. My outlook on life has a new refreshed perspective and deepened relationship with my Lord and Saviour. Thank you Katie and Shelly.