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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Book Review: Moving Forward

It's February 1st. It's officially not January any more and all of those New Year's Resolutions?  Here is my guess:

You are sticking with your resolutions, 
you are mostly sticking with you resolutions and celebrating each small victory, 
you are mostly sticking with your resolutions but hating yourself every time you slip up, 
you gave up on your resolutions already, 
or you didn't make any in the first place... 
whichever camp you find yourself here is a book you might find helpful. 

Stuck. I have felt it in my life many times. Especially now that I am in my thirties. I feel like while in many ways life has sped up in other ways life has slowed down, especially in how quickly I feel myself growing. I often feel the wheels spinning. I feel like my personal life is in slow motion while the world outside me is spinning. 

Moving Forward is the opposite of feeling stuck. Moving Forward is essentially about learning to open your eyes to the things in your life that are weighing you down. Worry, Bitterness, Blaming others, just to name a few. It is about rejecting the Enemy's lies and embracing God's truth about your life - that you were made on purpose, to do something good in the world. One of my favorite lines is that "God's stories don't end in ashes." We may be going through a season that feels like all we have are ashes but our God is Redeemer and Restorer. It is His job to do that - to heal and redeem, but it is our job to cooperate with Him and surrender to Him and His ways. 

This book won't be everyone's favorite - the voice felt kinda generic. The theology is a little bit more on the side of the prosperity gospel  but John Siebeling makes some good points and reminded me of some important truths. The chapters are short and easy to read but at the same time thought provoking and practical.  If you'd like to win a copy please enter my giveaway at the bottom of this post!

A copy of this book was given to me for the purpose of review by the Baker Books Bloggers program. Links to Amazon are affiliate links. Thanks for supporting my blog!

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