If you are looking for an encouraging read, a “New Year’s Resolution” read without the fluff of false starts and endless stops, Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose. should be on your teetering book stack now.
I love this book, Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives. My one regret over this book is that I did not buy it a year ago when I first came across it. This book is so deep…so wide in it’s wisdom, counsel and just plain ‘ol good sense, it’s already a favorite.
God’s Word, transmitted by Holy Scripture, is a fundamental means by which he calls us and communicates the gift of his life. Fundamental and yet for so long I never cracked my Bible. And sometimes still, when life is going on with relatively minor bumps, I sometimes forget or get too busy to spend that necessary time with God. Ouch! That was hard to admit.
I was recently asked for a couple of book recommendations and after the Bible, The 4:8 Principle and Searching for and Maintaining Peace, I mentioned Called to Life. I had forgotten how much I gleaned from this book until it came to my mind the other day. So, Called to Life is the next book I want to share with you in Book Club Time. Direct quotes are in bold and my notes follow.
“Live! I want you to live! (Ezekiel 16:6) Here is the first and most fundamental call to us from God. When life seems too hard to bear we must hold tight to this word, will to respond to the call, choose to live and welcome life as it is, with all its burdens and sorrows. In the end, this confident acceptance will bring us to see life as an immense gift.
Welcome to Part 3 of Book Club Time: Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart. Do not let the small size of this book fool you. Jacques Philippe packs so much instruction and wisdom into each word.
“Must one run from evil? It must be done peacefully, without being troubled, otherwise, in fleeing, we could fall and give the enemy the leisure to do us in.” Years ago when I suffered with anxiety attacks–I ran and the enemy had his way with me…read more on the blog…
This is part 2 of my Book Club Time: Searching for and Maintaining Peace post. Part one of Searching for and Maintaining Peace can be found here. This is such a deep and rich book; do not let it’s small size fool you. Jacques Philippe can say what need to be said so succinctly, and yet his wisdom is accessible to all.
I started this Book Club Time series on Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart now, because we are headed into a season that can cause us to lose our peace over the last toy on shelf taken just as we get there, the last close parking spot snagged or an uncooperative ten pound turkey that won’t defrost.