Thursday, April 19, 2018

Review: Embraced: 100 Devotions to Know God Is Holding You Close by:Lysa TerKeurst

 Embraced: 100 Devotions to Know God Is Holding You Close
About the Book:
Embraced  is the beautiful new devotional from Lysa TerKeurst, the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the New York Times bestselling author of Uninvited, The Best Yes, Unglued, and Made to CraveEmbraced features 100 devotions that will resonate with women in all stages of life by giving them a godly perspective on the issues they face each day.

A real embrace indicates an intimate level of closeness. It’s not a high five or a casual handshake. The best kind of embrace is when someone we know deeply loves us flings their arms wide open and pulls us in close.

Our hearts were made for this kind of love and security but for many of us, we know more about the pain of heartbreak and fear than the unconditional love for which we were created.In Embraced, Lysa shares her own struggles, doubts, and heartbreaks while pointing to the Ultimate Embrace: God opening His arms wide on Calvary through Jesus so that He could pull us close for all of eternity. Welcoming us into the safety and hope of His grace and His love.

And because we have been fully embraced by Him, we can spend our lives held securely by Him and trust all of His ways.

Through these 100 devotions, daily scriptures, and prayer prompts, readers will be equipped to:

Begin to find freedom from the struggles that have held them hostage by learning new ways to experience God’s love and more authentic ways to trust Him.
Surrender their deepest hurts by processing them in a godly way with Lysa, a friend who understands their pain.
Hear the Lord speak intimately to their heart by learning how to seek His direction.
Release the tension of wondering, If God is near why does He sometimes feel far away? by spending intentional, guided time with Him each day.
With an exquisite cloth cover, highly designed interior, ribbon marker, and stained page edges, Embraced will be a treasured keepsake for you as well as a meaningful gift for those you love.

My Review:
 This author is one of my favorites. she feels like my very best friend. She can come down on your level and cry it through with you. I just love her to pieces! Embraced: 100 Devotions to Know God is Holding You Close was for me a long awaited devotion. The author uses things she has learned to take us on a whole other level of intimacy with God.

 Just enough devotions to get you through several days or several weeks depending on how you choose to go about it. Each one better than the previous. So many things hit home with my personal life. Like trusting God with our lives. It is a very hard concept to do. I think our main worry is we wont be happy with what God chooses for us. It is daunting especially if you are trying to stay in Gods will.

 This devo is a real good one and one I will keep at my bedside for awhile.

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

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