Monday, September 8, 2014

What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days ~ Holly Gerth

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (September 2, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800722884
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800722883

This book is also available as an ebook.

In this uplifting book, Holley Gerth invites readers to sit down with her to be filled with the strength, peace, and joy that come from God's promises to us. Each of the 52 devotions based on the Psalms will help weary women remember that God is good and we're all in this together. Whether it's a bad hair day or a broken heart, Holley offers hope and encouragement to get us through whatever life brings.

Women need that kind of encouragement because we all have hard days--days that make us want to give up, retreat inside ourselves, and drown our sorrows in a pint of ice cream. And while we may crave all sorts of things to ease the pain we feel in our hearts, what we really need is truth. We need to be confident in God's character and his promises. We need to remember--and celebrate--who he made us to be. And we need exactly the kind of encouragement Holley Gerth loves to offer.

My take on this book:
The one book in the Bible I always turn to whenever I need a little comfort is the book of Psalms so I was excited to find a book of devotions based on the book. In today's world it seems there are plenty of hard days, whether you're a stay at home mother or work outside the home. From the bad news that one is bombarded with daily on the evening news or trying to juggle the never ending list that I always seem to need to do , there are plenty of hard days to muddle thru. What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days not only encourages, but also speaks to the heart providing a needed boost while also reminding that we are never alone! First I want to say I love the size, I would consider it a pocket book, one that will easily slip into a purse or briefcase. The bright cheerful colors used on the cover captures the eye making me want to explore what is inside. Each devotion starts with a scripture from the book of Psalms, then an devotion which touches on different issues that are easy to relate to, It wraps up with a prayer and a place for writing the users own thoughts, something that I find very useful. I love that there is a table of contents so that I can skip to the devotion that I feel I might need to read for the day. Whether you have time to do this as a daily or weekly devotional is up to you, but if you need encouragement and uplifting your going to find it within the pages of this cute little book. 

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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