Saturday, August 20, 2011

Stumbling Into Grace

Sometimes you fall in love with a book because of the approach an author uses.  Sometimes you fall in love with it because of the passion that is poured into the written words.  Heck, sometimes you fall in love with it simply because of the cover art. 

While all three of these are true for me with this book, I have to say that the thing that made me fall in love with it was that I couldn't even get thru the intoduction before I felt the desire to lay bare all the hidden places of my heart.  Lured into His presence by great humor and a knowing, conversational tone, I realized that it was no accident that this book was the one I picked.  This book is for me...and I am savoring each step as I move forward from it.

Lisa Harper is a very funny woman...and that alone is enough for me to heart her.  Using her own life's humorous moments, she carefully weaves the reader around to a full view of Christ and His desire for us to let go and trust.  Each chapter is set up to tackle a certain area of a woman's walk with God...and I appreciate that she ends each with a prayer, a set of questions (that could be used in a group setting or individually for alone time) and a journal starter.  It is as tho each and every chapter takes you full circle in the area she is addressing and, for me, that means a lot in that it helps me to fully process before stepping into another deep issue.

Cover Information:
Humorous yet poignant stories from Lisa's life help readers relate to spiritual truths found in the life and ministry of Christ.
Stumbling Into Grace is the diary-devotional of one woman's honest, ongoing, bumbling journey of faith and how she finds encouragement through a deeper understanding of Christ's time on earth. Within each chapter she alternates her often humorous memoir with stirring portraits of Jesus and his own encounters as recorded in the New Testament.
Both intimately relevant and refreshingly inspirational, this book will help readers to jettison the theological misconceptions, guilt, shame, and hypocrisy they struggle with, exchanging them for a vibrant, passionate relationship with Christ that results in a more abundant, joyful life.

This one gets two thumbs up, followed by a cart-wheel and handstand...because while I have enough info from it to write this review, I know that my heart and my mind need to spend a lot more time swimming in the Truth that Lisa shares. 

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**Thomas Nelson provided me this book for review purposes & is allowing me to keep this title once finished. I get no other compensation...other than the chance to fill my heart and soul with an excellent read :) **

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