Friday, August 15, 2014

Review: What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days by:Holley Gerth

What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days: 52 Encouraging Truths to Hold on to
About the Book:
In this uplifting book, Holley Gerth invites readers to sit down with her to be filled with the strength, peace, and joy that come from God's promises to us. Each of the 52 devotions based on the Psalms will help weary women remember that God is good and we're all in this together. Whether it's a bad hair day or a broken heart, Holley offers hope and encouragement to get us through whatever life brings. 

Women need that kind of encouragement because we all have hard days--days that make us want to give up, retreat inside ourselves, and drown our sorrows in a pint of ice cream. And while we may crave all sorts of things to ease the pain we feel in our hearts, what we really need is truth. We need to be confident in God's character and his promises. We need to remember--and celebrate--who he made us to be. And we need exactly the kind of encouragement Holley Gerth loves to offer.

About the Author:
Holley Gerth is a bestselling writer, certified life coach, and speaker. She loves connecting with the hearts of women through her popular blog and books like You're Already Amazing, You're Made for a God-Sized Dream, Opening the Door to Your God-Sized Dream, and You're Going to Be Okay. She's also cofounder of (in)courage and a partner with DaySpring. Holley lives with her husband, Mark, in the South.
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My Review:
 Holley Gerth is known for her encouraging and helpful words. She uplifts us with scripture and the soothing words of the Father especially in her latest, What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days. In this small, little book she offers 52 encouraging truths to bring any woman to her knees before the Father---to help us, love us, and to inspire us to keep on keepin' on. Built on scripture and encouragement, each truth also has a small place to journal a thing or two to help us out with all our "down" times.

 We tend to run to a pint of ice cream for our sanity when we should run to God. He alone is the only salve we should apply to our wounds. My favorite truth was number 27 "God Doesn't Need Conditions in Your Life to Be Right. This entry was so on target for me and my family in the season we are in at this moment. Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking that if this was just a certain way or if we could just do this right then God would gives us what we so desperately need. When are we going to realize that "He" is what we so desperately need?

 That is what this little book of encouragement is for, it is to remind us of the love that our Father has for us. We as women get so caught up in the things, ideas, people, and situations around us that we need to remember to take out time for ourselves too.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.