Embraced by God: Celebrating Who and Whose You Are, written by Babbie Mason, is the perfect book for any woman wanting to have a closer relationship with the Lord.
The book walks you through 21 days of learning about the Lord and how much He loves you. The author suggests finding a spot where you can be alone and feel comfortable singing or praying out loud. It is not necessary but it will help you speak out loud some of the promises and therefore better write them on your heart.
There were so many wonderful lessons to take away from this book. One of my favorites was learning to openly talk to the Lord. As the author puts it, He knows you better then anyone, even your closest family and best friends. Make sure you tell Him everything that is on your heart. He is the perfect One to tell as He loves you so much and wants to help guide you through any trial.
The Lord has a purpose for you and wants you to accept who you are in Him so He can guide your steps. The author not only teaches this lesson but also provides personal examples to help you better understand how the Lord works in our lives. We do have to be open to the Lord's love or we can not grow closer to Him.
I found this book to be written in an open and loving style. If you or someone you know is a woman hurting and needing the love of the Lord, this book is perfect. You will feel His love from the many verses shared and more importantly, learn how to accept His love. An excellent book and a must read for all woman!
I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
It's time that women stop falling for the media hype about what makes them valuable in our society, but it is difficult to get around the billboards, magazine advertisements and television shows marketing the value of appearance over everything else. Women are led to believe that love is based on the way their clothes fit their frame or how they wear their hair or how smooth their skin is. But God places value and worth in who we are and how He created us.
If you've ever thought about whether God loves you or if you really matter to Him, then following the 21 day journey in "Embraced by God" by Babbie Mason will lead you to a better understanding of what it means to be loved by God. There are seven themes each consisting of three days (chapters) which are filled with scripture and Mason's personal accounts as they pertain to each day's subject.
The "Embrace Your Day" at the end of each day offers the opportunity to think about God's love, read about God's love in the scripture, pray about God's love and be about God's love. Following Mason's guidelines will demonstrate how very much God actually does love you, that you are in His eternal plan and that you are His favorite.
"Embraced by God" reads like a conversation between two friends. Mason's warmth and compassion shine through as she demonstrates how to celebrate who we are and whose we are. While the media wants women to believe they should look and act a certain way to be valued, Mason wants to show them that God accepts them just the way we are because He created them.
The need of women to be valued and loved is the focus of "Embraced by God" and Mason's sensitivity leads women to understand who they are and what their purpose is.
Babbie Mason is a Dove Award-winning and Grammy nominated gospel singer, songwriter, author, creator of the Embrace: A Worship Event for Women ministry, professor of songwriting at Atlanta Christian College and Lee University, and a television talk-show host. She was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2010 and has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs. Babbie has been honored to perform for Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Lady Margaret Thatcher, Colin Powel, Steve Forbes among many others. She lives near Atlanta on a farm with her husband Charles.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group, as part of their "Embraced by God Blog Tour". I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."