Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Review: Not Just A Hearer But A Doer by: Yolanda Shanks

About the Book:
 We sit in the pews. We sing the Songs. We recite scripture-scripture we know by heart. And yet buried in the midst of this routine are commands and requests straight from the Most High that go ignored. We've become so reliant on God fulfilling His end of the bargain that we fail to follow through with ours.
 In 31 days, Yolanda Shanks' devotional study, Not Just a Hearer but a Doer, will help you find calls to action within Scripture... and then act upon them. Starting with small things, like seeing that the lord is good and working your way up to bigger actions, such as being a bold witness for Christ, you'll soon have the tools, desire and confidence to put Scripture into practice. Just as God intended.
About the Author:
 Multi-published author, speaker, blogger, teacher, wife, grandmother—Yolanda Shanks wears many hats, but the one she most resonates with is her role as an advocate for living life to its fullest.
Shanks’ award-winning first book, Destined to Live, Despite Me, continues to be a source of hope for those battling effects from a prior suicide attempt. It garnered an enthusiastic Kirkus review, which stated the book was “a commendable guide for finding meaning after considering suicide.”
Her second book, Not Just a Hearer but a Doer (released June 2012) challenges the body of Christ to act upon scripture. In the Fall of 2012, she released a third project, entitled Destined to Live, Despite Me – A Cause to Be Thankful.

Check her website (www.YolandaShanks.com) for book events in your area and for weekly wisdom from this lover of life and committed Christ-follower.

My Review:
 In my daily devotional time with the Father I usually just read a few chapters, say a prayer and then it is off to wipe up spills and runny noses. But sometimes it is nice to take a break from the mundane and crack open a devotional to go along with your Bible reading. You get to hear a more in depth study on the Scripture and occasionally someones thoughts or interpretations on the Word for that day. This devotional is a 31 day devotional that will leave you hungry for more. The author has provided you with thoughts, insights, and an overall in depth study on being a "doer" for the Lord not just someone who sits and listens to the Word every Sunday just to do nothing with it.
 God wants us to do something with His teachings. He doesn't want us to sit idly by while the world around us is slowly dying to sin. For each day Yolanda has provided insight and introduction on each title topic. Backed up with a verse from the Bible. Then she gives you a little bit of background on the verse so you can be reminded of what the verse is saying. She gives you her interpretation and then goes on to tell us how to apply what we learned to our everyday lives. And to top it all off she gives you a small space to record some personal thoughts. It is a short and sweet devotional that has everything you will ever need to get right to an depth Bible study.

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

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