I am so excited for today's Book Review and Giveaway!
You may remember, I shared that my favorite book of 2009 was Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. Imagine my delight when I was asked by Thomas Nelson Publishers to review Sarah Young's newest book Jesus Lives! Woo Hoo!! :)
If you are familiar with Jesus Calling, Jesus Lives! is very similar. It's a cute little devotional book packed full of powerful Truth!
In this book, author Sarah Young provides 180 topical devotionals (including trust, love, peace, victory, and brokenness). Her writing is taken straight from Scripture, and it as if Jesus is talking specifically to the reader...full of much grace and truth! :)
In her introduction, Sarah reminds us that "we followers of Jesus face a glorious challenge every single day to trust in His love regardless of our circumstances....We must search for and "see" His love in the moments of our lives". I immediately knew this was a book I could relate to! :)
As always, I enjoy Sarah's writing. You can tell that she spent abundant time in prayer and fellowship with the Lord as she was writing this book. I found the topics to be inspiring and helpful, and I appreciated that Sarah included the whole scripture with each mini-devotional (rather than just the scripture address, as in Jesus Calling).
I wanted to love this book and have it be my new favorite ~ instead I will say that it is "really good". (Jesus Calling is still at the very top of my list!) Overall, I would give it 4 out of 5 stars. :)
If you've finished Jesus Calling and desire more of Sarah's writings, I definitely think Jesus Lives! is a perfect "Part 2". Sarah's insights are deep and profound, while at the same time, quick enough to pick up and read when time is short (esp. for busy women!).
Jesus Lives! would also make a great gift for anyone you know desiring to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Most of my friends are reading and loving Jesus Calling, so Jesus Lives! is perfect for them ~ I've already bought some and shared! :)
And because I love my passing along great books to my readers ~ I purchased a copy of Jesus Lives! to giveaway to one blessed blog friend as well!
To Win my Giveaway: Leave a comment in the comment section answering this question:
What is your current favorite book of 2010??
RULES: Starts today, Friday, February 26th and ends Tuesday, March 2nd at 9 PM. Winner will be posted on my blog on Wednesday, March 3rd.
If your email address is not connected to your ID, please leave your email address with your comment or email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Giveaway".
I can't wait to hear from you!! Have a GREAT weekend!!
Thanks for stopping by * She Sparkles*! God's richest blessings to you! :)
P.S. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received my copy of the book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com