Saturday, October 3, 2009

Intimate Conversations

Hello Readers,
We're doing another book review today. Revell Books sends us books to read from time-to-time, and they've all been excellent thus far. This one is no different! Today, we're discussing a book by Alicia Britt Chole, called "Intimate Conversations."

The tag line of this book is "Devotions to Nurture a Woman's Soul." I believe it accomplishes that well! Alicia uses many personal lessons learned and real stories to convey Spiritual revelation that God has given her. Because the information is so rich, the temptation with this book is to read it like a book rather than a devotional - just one section daily.

Here are a few examples of some powerful thoughts Alicia shares:
"Our culture injects us with strong doses of dissatisfaction.....Spend a few moments intentionally evaluating your life from the perspective of what you have been given, not what you have yet to get; from the perspective of what currently is good, not by what good you are still waiting for."

She tells a story of the cows next door straining to each the grass in her yard through the barbed wire fences (which is no different than their own grass), and says, "They wound themselves by pressing past boundaries their master has set for them."

When her son was diagnosed by doctors as "special needs," she shared these thoughts, "I too have 'special needs.' I need to be more like my special son...Each one of us has special needs, areas where we are painfully aware of our own weakness....those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable."

All-in-all, this book is a great read. What she brings to the reader is authenticity and heart. Take time to read this book and "chew" on its meat - If you can keep yourself reading each devotional topic, just one at a time! Nice work Alicia Britt Chole! Thank you...

Posted by Krista Dunk

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