Thursday, April 30, 2015

God Calls Us To Do Something Greater Than Good!

  "From Good To Grace"

Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel

    By Christine Hoover

I think that this book describes how most of us feel, we never do enough and in fact are not enough!  All of our lives we attempt to be good- a good wife and mother, a good employee, a good friend, a good Christian, but do we ever achieve what we desire??
We find out that we are indeed living the gospel of goodness, but that is not what we REALLY want! Goodness is a gospel without grace and really the value is a big fat nothing!!

Christine Hoover uses her own life experiences as well as Scripture to examine what God really wants from us. We start asking "What does God want FOR me?" before we ask that good old question, "What does God want FROM me?" This succeeds in giving us a huge feeling of relief, freedom and hope. We will begin to worship God with true joy, rather than that of obligation or duty. The result is a fantastic feeling of joy!

I must say that I rarely read nonfiction, but upon being offered this book for review purposes, I felt that it was one that I NEEDED to review. It appealed to me as a woman, wife and mother. It is definitely a great book!! I think that we, as women, always have  a somewhat worthless feeling, and often think "Can I ever be good enough?" Yes, we do our daily tasks and attempt to trust God but do we ever feel GREAT?? How do we ever break out of this?? 

Christine uses her own struggles and life experiences along with scripture to show us how God can set us free from our never ending question of goodness. She clearly gives us ways to  change our mind set, we are asking the wrong question!! This talented author helps us discover how God wants us to live a life of freedom by being exactly who we are and accepting that that is truly enough. 

This is a book that all women should read! Practical, easy to follow, well explained struggles and how to be successful! When overwhelmed with life's circumstances affecting your faith , this book shows you how to improve your walk with the Lord.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc."

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