This isn't the usual "fluff," with clever phrases that are not substantiveIt's real and restorative.Buy one for yourself..by one for the woulded warrior you know..It'll be the best money you ever spent.
This book is great! It helps me to reflect on events in my life and helps me see how God used these events to grow me in Him. Thanks Verille. It's nice too, that I live in the same area that Verille lived in. The places that she talks about are places that I know very well.
When an exhausted girlfriend took Virelle Kidders book to bed for a day of refreshment, coming away with raving reviews, I decided to do the same. I would be Queen for a Day. Ha! It became abundantly clear that this book wasnt the typical, fluffy devotional, that are a dime a dozen in the bookstores. No, this was authentic, powerful, and life-changing. Deep, yet I found myself laughing out loud at times, along with the transparent sharing of Kidder. By the way, Kidder isnt just any author. Shes earned her stripes as an effective communicatorformer host of her own radio show in NY, a convention speaker to thousands of women, an author. My plan for staying in bed to read the whole book got interrupted by the realities of life, but I was hooked, like an addict. I must confess I have carried this little book with me, sneaking in ten minutes here, ten minutes there, to read a chapter. Youll get hooked tooI promise. It would also be a great gift for anyone who is hurting, anyone who is great at taking care of everyone in the world except themselves, and workaholics like me, who cant spend a whole day in bed.
Virelle permits us to admit our neediness when life squeezes out our self-sufficiencies. And she reminds us that only God can bring the true refreshment and healing we need. In reading this book, youll feel like youre sitting down to tea or coffee with an understanding friend whos been through some of the same deep places youre treading. As I read of her struggles with her mother, who has Alzheimers, I reconsidered my own stress factors as caregiver for a mother-in-law with the same issues. My quick read-through refreshed me, and Im ready to go back and do the day-by-day reflections she suggests at the end of each chapter.
This book is a safe place. As I began reading, the author was immediately a friend who understood and spoke the language of my heart. You, too, will find acceptance regardless of your life experiences - past, present, or still to come - and hope brimming over the pages of this book. In thirty days, you will feel re-hydrated, like one of my houseplants when I finally remember to water it and it springs back to robust health. As I read, I became more and more thirsty for the Living Water Virelle doled out each day - and I had not realized I was parched! You will love Virelle's sit-across-the-kitchen-table writing style. Finally, you can have a personal life coach for only $13.99 - she's an incredible bargain! I can't wait to come back to the book in a few months and read it again to re-water my soul.