Trusting God, Book Review

By January 10, 2013Book Reviews

Trusting God: A Girlfriends in God Faith Adventure
by Sharon Jaynes, Gwen Smith and Mary Southerland

Reading the devotional, Trusting God, by Girlfriends in God writers Sharon Jaynes, Gwen Smith, and Mary Southerland, is very much like chatting with a circle of close friends or sharing with a small group of women.  They are vulnerable, honest, sweet, funny, and full of encouragement and wisdom from what God has been doing in their own lives.trustingGod

Each devotional is short and grouped into 12 weeks of entries that can be enjoyed as a brief daily devotional for an individual or as a small group.  Each “unit” ends with “Now it’s your turn,” some more reflective application questions about how this all relates to your own life and to Scripture.

I had read another book by Sharon Jaynes before and fell in love with her beautiful writing and emphasis on seeking after God wholeheartedly in the daily things of life.  This book was my first experience with Mary Southerland and Gwen Smith and I enjoyed the variety of the offerings, the way they have different experiences, but the same message of trusting God and resting in Him.

If you need personal encouragement and a reminder of God’s love each day, this book will help you find stability and strength even in a crazy and sometimes difficult world.  If you are looking for a fun and encouraging book for a women’s small group, this book could offer great discussion starters and applications to everyday life.  It’s designed, really, to deepen women’s friendships with each other and strengthen their faith.  Either way, we are reminded that we can trust God, because He is always trustworthy.

I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Wife, mom, Jesus-follower, fan of tea, chocolate, books, old movies and sweaters. Author of "Anywhere Faith "and "Ask Me Anything, Lord" and writer about God, faith and everyday life at Room to Breathe

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