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January Book Review: She Reads Truth

I am so happy for this blog post for a few reasons

1. I’ve honestly been trying to type this up for three weeks
2. The feelings and words just came to me in the middle of a work day…like I typed this at work
3. I want to share this awesomeness with y’all, so it bothered me I could articulate it well enough to post...

But here I am.

I’m going to start this by saying that this book has been a change agent for me. I’m pretty aware of the negative traits I possess and I honestly do try to work on them. However, it's hard. This book has granted me a type of peace with things that I’m not sure I completely understand. And please know I 100% believe this stems from the book coupled with my consistent studying of the devotionals.

But the book…

I wholeheartedly recommend She Reads Truth: Holding Tight to Permanent in a World That's Passing  Away to anyone that needs a light pick me up on your spiritual journey. It's easy to read, very easy to relate to (even if you don’t have a husband, kids, home, or real adult responsibilities), and extremely easy to apply to your life. It holds many lessons that we tend to forget because of outside forces and puts them in plain text that's easy to digest.

Truth be told, I’ve never read a religious book or at least don’t remember reading one. I find the category can be pretty intimidating, but after enjoying the She Reads Truth week long devotional plan with excerpts from the book, I knew I could handle it. God gives us no more than we can bear and I'm confident with saying He was starting my reading goal out with a good one. I'll admit, I almost cried twice reading it, but it was a good cry because you know God has you and that’s what I'm thankful for.

She Reads Truth reinforces the idea that God has a plan and although the world changes by the second, His plan is permanent. It’ll never disappear. It uses various life occurrences that leave us happy, hurt, and confused, but ultimately work for the greater good that is the big picture. If you read the book, you’ll get that correlation. We don't and never will have it all figured out, but we can go about each day with our hope resting in God that things are working according to His plan, which is ultimately the best plan.


Personally, I'm at a point in my life where I want my faith to be 100% in God. I am not sure of my next step and I try not to plan it because I want God to order those steps. From this book, I've embraced this lifestyle. I'm sure I might find myself slipping up every once and a while, but I'm faithful that I will choose God’s path over my own. I trust in Him enough to just live life and be obedient to all that’s being asked of me. That's my biggest take away from She Read Truth and I hope you can give it a read to find one of your own.

2 comments

  1. I often have a tough time with devotionals, because a lot of them feel radical to me and ignorant of diversity, taking scripture out of context and basing it on conjecture. Then again, those devotionals were from a church that was great at a glance, but prejudice at its core, so that could have been the main issue (and the church was a TV one, so it was a lot about making money). I'll have to look into this one. :)

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    1. Hey Jane!

      I can completely get that about some devotionals too! I honestly try to use ones not connected to churches. You will be so happy if you give this one a try! I promise, it's really good :)

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