Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Litfuse Review: Dwelling Places by:Lucinda Secrest McDowell

 Dwelling Places: Words to Live in Every Season
About the Book:
With the dawn of each new year, Christians and spiritual seekers vow to seek a deeper, closer relationship with God and grow their spiritual life. Yet like many resolutions, as time passes, so does determination to stay the course. But what if a thriving, active faith were as simple as reading one word a day?
Award-winning author Lucinda Secrest McDowell knows that if you spend a few minutes every day turning to God's Word for wisdom and guidance, your faith can flourish and grow. Through short and inspiring readings, McDowell unpacks a single word--like mercy, beauty, gratitude, or grace--to uncover a biblical blessing or lesson you can act on that very day. Each devotion includes stories and illustrations to foster understanding and ends with a benediction, written as if God were speaking directly to you.
Organized into four seasons--fall, Advent, Lent, and summer--these devotions invite you to discover those "dwelling places" that offer the joy of God's promises and presence. Whether in the midst of busy holiday schedules, holy days, or changing seasons, a deeper faith can be a simple as a single word.

My Review:
 Devotionals are a great way to connect to God. You learn a little more about Him and about yourself. The author of Dwelling Places wrote hers in a very unique way. She divided it into four seasons--fall, Advent, Lent, and summer. Each section or season has at least 30 different entries some have more. Each entry has scripture and a short summary of great thoughts and illustrations from the author that are a perfect fit for the season being discussed.

 I think my most favorite season was fall. Fall is of course my favorite season so I picked that section of the book to discuss. The title of the fall section is Dwell. I love that title! The mountains are a beautiful land form for the believer to draw from and to ponder on. I love everything about this book the fall season breaks forth with beautiful landscape and it causes us to reflect on the goodness of our God and He has changed us just like He does the seasons. The leaves changing into their beautiful colors are a great reminder of His never changing goodness.

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