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Start living the confident, joyful life you were made for! In a world of comparison and competition, it's hard to remember that our true worth lies not in our circumstances, our achievements, or our failures, but rather in God's unending love for us. In Worth Living, Mary DeMuth challenges you to believe that the God who started a good work in you is faithful to bring it to glorious completion.
Each chapter concludes with Questions for Reflection or Discussion and a Worth Prayer.
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
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All women yearn to wake up each morning knowing that, no matter what their circumstances, they can feel joy because they are secure in God's love for them and their unique place in the world.
With deep compassion, Mary DeMuth dares women to believe that the God who starts a good work in them is faithful to bring it to glorious completion. That the God who redeems them also loves them--right now and always--with a beautiful love. That they are daughters of the King, always welcomed in his presence. She helps women discover a future where they know they are wildly loved, they feel strong and secure, and they are destined to have a great impact on the world around them.
Jen PenMidwest4 Stars Out Of 5Full of encouragement...June 28, 2016Jen PenMidwestQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4SUMMARY:
Unworthiness is just one of many lies author Mary DeMuth used to tell herself. Then, working on feelings and thoughts of God's wild love for her, she came to the realization that God loves her and she is truly worthy. Sharing those feelings, thoughts, ideas and strengths, in her new book, Worth Living, she outlines ten lies people often believe about themselves, and she encourages, emboldens and solidifies that life is worth living through and with God. With reflections and a worthy prayer finishing each chapter, no doubt remains as to the worthiness of all...
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Not necessarily connecting with this book yet still realizing the magnitude it could have on some, the purpose and goal of this book is strong. Full of encouraging words, personal stories, Bible references, discussion questions and prayers, Worth Living would be an excellent book for a womens ministry group, Bible study, personal devotion or a gift for someone struggling. Well written and sure to provide comfort for those needing it most, the emphasis on God's love is flawless.
4 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of Worth Living from Baker Books for my honest review*
Laura1 Stars Out Of 5Just couldn't get into it enough to get a valuable message.June 13, 2016LauraQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1I hesitate to share my honest opinion of this book, because I hope that it has helped someone else. But as part of the blogger reviewer program for Baker Books, an honest opinion is what I have promised.
As a forewarning to anyone who wants to try this book out: the very first words describe rape. Open the book, and -bam- smacked in the face with the rape of a child. Perhaps with warning you'll be able to get past that enough to gain value from the book.
Between the flowery wording that obscured the message and made it difficult to concentrate, and the extremely jarring start, I could not find a way to even finish this book. I read 35 pages, struggling all the way through and carefully reading the words to try to grasp the author's meaning. Then, desperate to see if it ever gets better, I skipped to page 130(or so). I read three paragraphs about how awful the author's life has been, how much the awful life set her up to feel worthless, and I simply could not continue. This is one that I won't even be passing on to someone else, which is rare for me. It will be going directly into the trash bin because of the way that the author seems more interested in listing all the reasons she has to feel worthless than in helping others know that they have worth.
Gini4 Stars Out Of 5Worth LivingMay 31, 2016GiniQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This book works on many levels and fails on only a few. The few for me is the repeated references to a poor childhood life, and I dont mean poverty. The author reminds the reader about it more than necessary in the early portions of her book. Yes, it lends credibility and demonstrates openness, but is it not possible to write this book without it? OK. Theres my nit of this book right off the top. I nearly put it down because of that one repeated reference, though. She speaks to this issue toward the end of the book. If I am telling you my issues for the sake of gaining your empathy, its an empty pursuit. My fulfillment must come not from your sweet empathy but from being Jesuss beloved daughter. Slay the drama queen. (191) So, if that sort of thing bothers you too, persevere, she knows how we feel on this point. This book is worth reading. She hits her stride and goes with it well afterward the opening few pages.
DeMuth touches most of the sore spots in life. Security, image, purpose, money, image. What she leads the reader to discover isnt some new gimmicky approach, but simply taking up what God has said about Himself and those He created in His likeness and believing it. We choose to act on what we believe whether its true or false. That defines who we are. Do circumstances shape us? Yep, but define usno. Tough stuff to learn, but it is worth the effort according to DeMuth.
Each chapter ends with some questions for discussion or thought and a Worth Prayer. One such prayer in particular sticks with me---the one on page 95. Not flowery, just some plain talking requests. Check that one out when youre thumbing through this book deciding whether to buy it.
I do recommend this book.
I received this book from the publisher in return for a review.
Kara LynnWVAge: 18-24Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5A book that proclaims "even in your mistakes you have worth"!!!May 31, 2016Kara LynnWVAge: 18-24Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Mary DeMuth writes a book about what it truly means to take our brokenness and see the beauty of God's love and how He restores. Ms. DeMuth can feel with us because she's been there. This isn't just a how-to book but a I've-been-there-here's-my-story kind of book.
Every chapter she focuses on a lie that we tend to believe.
I don't deserve love.
I will never overcome the past.
I should be ashamed of my weakness.
She lovingly shows us through her own experiences and verses and stories from the Bible that no, we don't truly deserve love but Jesus still gives it in abundance any way and looks past what we've done. He will help us overcome the past, wiping us clean so we don't need to be ashamed of what we've done. And in our weaknesses He helps us become stronger.
This is a beautifully written book that is really music to my ears! I struggle with finding courage in all my mistakes and the things I'm not really that great at or still continue to struggle in. I love the thought provoking questions at the end of each chapter so I can dig deeper and find out more about myself and God.
The writing is simple, not using fancy words so any lady (young or old) can easily read it without stumbling.
While it was written for especially ladies I think that this could also be for anyone 14 and up just because it was so good. I can think of countless people I know who I wished live closer so I could let them borrow the book.
It proclaims the simple truth that really we will get nowhere without Jesus and He is the answer to everything - it's truly never about us.
PAM5 Stars Out Of 5I am Worthy. I need to hear this...maybe you do too?May 29, 2016PAMQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is one that could be read on a recurring basis because the Truth in it is something we all need to hear over and over. We are worthy because Jesus says so. Mary DeMuth clearly challenges the cultural norms and the voice of society's lies with ten "I am" statements. These ten truths are based on Scripture and show the way God views each of His daughters - as worthy.
As I read through the passages I highlighted in my copy, many stand out as reminders of who I am in Christ. When it comes to my worth, this quote hits home: "If you settle yourself into the truth that God has picked you and naturally accept others regardless of what they can do for you or your reputation, then you will live a life of worth." Worth Living is full of quotes and Scripture to reinforce the truths presented.
"We are worthy when we sleep. We are worthy when we're sick and cannot move. We are worthy when depression immobilizes our resolve. We are worthy when cancer steals our strength. We are worthy when age slows us way down. We are worthy when we fail. We are worthy when we fail others. We are worthy when our to-do list lies fallow, untouched. We are worthy when we hurt. We are worthy when we suffer persecution."
The message of this book is that I am worthy - regardless of my own thoughts and actions, or the thoughts and actions of others. I need to hear this. I'll bet you do too...