Your Sacred Yes: Trading Life-Draining Obligation for Freedom, Passion, and JoyGary Thomas, Susie Larson, Gary Thomas, Susie Larson
Are you worn out from life's ought-to's and should-do's? It's so easy to give away our time to things un-appointed by God. We commit to something because it's a good cause or there's a great need. Or maybe because no one else will help out. The result? The days blur togethe... Read More
In this practical and liberating book, Susie Larson shares biblical concepts to get you to say no when it needs to be said, but also to say yes to the One who will rejuvenate your soul.
Your Sacred Yes also includes questions for reflection.
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: May 5, 2015
- UPC: 9780764213311
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 224
- Publish Date: Jun 2, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 100
- Audience Age Minimum: 18
- Audience Gender: Female
- BISAC: "REL012130"
- ISBN: 0764213318
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- Yes or No? by Tickmenot on 11/14/2015
What do you say yes to? Are you choosy about what you agree to? Or do you have trouble saying, "no," and have found yourself overwhelmed? Susie Larson claims she can give you a calmer, less over-extended life. You just need to say yes to twelve things. The author states those affirmations will also bring you a more fulfilling life, and closer to God.
Some of the twelve are: necessary change, humility, and God's wisdom. Another one, my favorite, was "your worth," which is seeing yourself as God sees you. He sees us as having great value, someone that was worth dying for, and we are much loved. Quoting the author:
"You are blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 1:3). Say it: I am blessed beyond measure, rich beyond comprehension! I will live the full life God has promised me!"
Ready for a change!
Each "yes" has a chapter in the book devoted to it. Those sections explain how the author defines each quality, and she shares a situation from her own life that illustrates the point. Bible passages and a thorough discussion of the attribute is included, along with questions that will cause you to deeply examine your life as regards that quality. The author has a section called, "A Wise Word" in each chapter, as well as, areas called, "Personal Reflection" and "Faith Declaration."
Use this book as a personal devotional, or go through it as a group study. Her website has a workbook that can be downloaded that has in-depth Bible study questions. A bonus chapter at the end of the book is meant to be used over a time period of six weeks. It is a combination of physical and faith challenges. A DVD Study Companion is available as a separate purchase.
This 5-star book is easy and interesting to read, and can be used without getting the extra purchase items. I liked the personal examples the author shared, and was glad explanations of each topic were included. Some of the suggestions might be hard to do, but the benefits, I think, would outweigh the effort. If you feel stretched almost to the breaking point by your commitments, for the sake of yourself and your relationships, try to make changes. The author suggests turning to God for help, and I agree. I recommend this book as one tool for anyone who would like to make their life simpler, as well as, gain a stronger relationship with God.
The publisher has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of Your Sacred Yes through Bethany House Publishing for the purpose of review. I have not been compensated in any other manner. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.