Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Review: Putting it Together Again When It's all Fallen Apart by:Tom Holladay

 Putting It Together Again When It's All Fallen Apart: 7 Principles for Rebuilding Your Life
About the Book:
Life crises can throw you into a tail-spin—a lost job, a failed relationship, a struggling business, a financial mess. Where do you start? How do you pull it together? How do you begin again?

Tom Holladay experienced a catastrophe first-hand when a sudden flood in California destroyed his home, his church, and the homes of many church members. Tom and his congregation had to rebuild, and they used the principles in the book of Nehemiah to get back on their feet.

Now a teaching pastor at Saddleback Church, Tom will help you discover seven principles for putting it together again that will give you the direction you need to get rolling on that fresh start. Holladay will walk you through seeing every problem as an opportunity, facing the obstacles head on and taking your first step, knowing how to expect and reject opposition, build on your success, and dedicating yourself to the One who rebuilds our souls.

The task of starting again can seem impossible. And sometimes you just need to rebuild your confidence and regain a sense of purpose. If you’re trying to find the emotional energy, but you just don’t have it in you, let Holladay encourage you. He understands how difficult and rewarding the business of rebuilding is. This book is your encouraging how-to guide to starting again and stepping into a better future.

My Review:
 The author was able to make me look at the story of Nehemiah a little differently than I did before. He taught me about the concept of a grace-gift from God and what that truly means and that if we refuse someone's help in our time of need we are preventing them from obeying Jesus' command to love, as stated in Galatians 6:2.

 Throughout his book, the author has lent us some very helpful advice as well as other peoples struggles and how they overcame them. No matter what in your life seems to be falling apart at the moment a failed relationship, a job loss, etc. The author has chosen seven principles to help you sort it all out and be the victor instead of the victim.

 I think my favorite chapter was the last principle. The one on dedicating it to God. Anything built on Him will have lasting effects. A great principle all by itself.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.