Stumbling Into Grace: Confessions of a Sometimes Spiritually Clumsy WomanLisa HarperThomas Nelson / 2011 / Trade Paperback$9.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 29 Reviews
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Patricia Aldom5 Stars Out Of 5This book is well worth the "read".September 15, 2011Patricia AldomQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This "Women of Faith" speaker shares how she discovers security and love in her Saviour, Jesus Christ. She relates real life events that taught her lessons about the grace that God extends to His children.
This book was easy to read and hard to put down. Lisa is a funny, "down to earth" woman, who also touched my heart with her life stories.
I would highly recommend this diary/devotional book for any woman wanting to grow deeper and closer to God. The sub-title of "Confessions of a Sometimes Spiritually Clumsy Woman" says it all.
Many thanks to BookSneeze who provided me with this complimentary copy"Stumbling Into Grace".
NickiAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Stumbling Into Grace by Lisa HarperSeptember 7, 2011NickiAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"So today I've been thinking_" and thus begins a light, delightful book that reminds me of sitting to chat with a friend who is able to share her life with me in such a way that I walk away a little more uplifted, a little more thoughtful, and a little more appreciative of this Jesus I follow. Each chapter begins with that same opening, and leads you into, as the back cover describes, "part diary, part devotional....hilarious and poignant stores from Lisa's own life". I had no idea who Lisa was before, but I can honestly say now she is a woman I admire. In a world where so many woman are too afraid to be single, too afraid to be alone, it is refreshing to have this insight into a woman who is living that life and following her Lord, even as she stumbles through that walk, as so many of us do. This is a great book to read when you may not have the mindset to devote to an in depth study for the moment; a great book when you are traveling and want something not too heavy; a great book for vacation devotions by the beach or a warm fire; or as I found, a great book for a mom who just needs a quick moment of peace in a hectic and crazy day! Fun, delightful, and just enough insightful! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneezeÃÂ®.com <http://BookSneezeÃÂ®.com> book review bloggers program. 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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
beckieAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5stumbling into grace reviewAugust 29, 2011beckieAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 4I received "Stumbling into Grace" by Lisa Harper for free from http://www.booksneeze.com/. This is a non-fiction book written sort of like a diary, but I guess I would call it a collection of sermons. Not real sure how to categorize it. I read it strait through, but it would make more sense to read it as a small group study or a devotional. It is sectioned into 15 chapters with each chapter ending in prayer, discussion questions, and journal entry suggestions. The chapters each have a topic of the day and the authors thoughts on the topic along with bible stories in which her topic is pertaining to.
I really like this book. I should have read it in a devotional method. It is funny, thoughtful, and she seems to be able to get into the reader's head. Aimed at women of course. A man would get use out of it, but would probably avoid it because of gender content. Its a short book and I recommend it for study groups or devotionals.
DUCKgirlAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5August 28, 2011DUCKgirlAge: 25-34Gender: femaleStumbling Into Grace
Confessions of a Sometimes Spiritually Clumsy Woman
By Lisa Harper
Part diary, part devotional, Stumbling Into Grace weaves hilarious and poignant stories from Lisa Harper's life with intimate encounters from the life of Christ. Prayers, reflection questions, and journal prompts help women dig deep into biblical truths to better understand how our Redeemer's compassion, affection, and constancy make every single moment of life more enjoyable and well worth living.
I really liked how honest she was in her book. I have heard lots of things about this author, Lisa Harper, but had never read anything of hers. This was good. I might even read it again. She does a nice job of mixing her personal stories with stories from the bible. At the end of each chapter there are questions that you could use in a group or personally in a journal. Overall I liked this book.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneezeÃÂ®.com book review bloggers program. 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.
JaniBryceville, FlAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This book speaks to the heart about God's grace.August 26, 2011JaniBryceville, FlAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I recently received a free copy of Stumbling Into Grace by Lisa Harper to review. There was no requirement that I give a positive review, just an honest one. I have never read any of Lisa's books before and looked forward to delving into this book based on the comments of others, along with knowing her to be a speaker at the Women of Faith conferences. Also, the cover of the book looked absolutely intriguing. After reading the book, let me honestly say that I wasn't disappointed. I love books that set things up with stories, but back those thoughts up with the powerful truths found in the Bible. This is what Lisa does. She's not just giving you her personal little tidbits for the sake of telling her life or some cute story; she's expressing things that bring us back to spiritual truths. And isn't that what life is? A journey of life lessons that all seem to be pointing us back to our Creator? She writes in a diary style and sprinkles it with humor throughout. It's an easy read, for sure. She always closes out with prayer and a little question section. These questions could possibly be used in a group setting, but are also questions you can ask yourself. There are a variety of topics touched on in the book. Criticism, forgiveness, binding things, the power of touch, honesty, and more. I would say that if you like devotional type reads, then this is the book for you.