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Friday, December 3, 2010

Book Review: Becoming a Woman of Simplicity

I am a woman who enjoys writing down my prayers and thoughts in a journal. I get most inspired when I get my hands on a book that requires me to reflect on different parts of Scripture and write down what God is telling me.

I recently had the chance to go through the book "Becoming a Woman of Simplicity" by Cynthia Heald. The Bible verse on its cover spoke directly to me:

"I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ." - 2 Corinthians 11:3

Reading this verse affirmed something in my heart that Jesus loves pure, uncluttered devotion. I knew that there is real danger for me to complicate this relationship by committing myself to a lot of spirit-building activities. There is nothing wrong with that, but I should not lose my focus on what really, truly matters to Him.

I found delight in getting up early in the morning, brewing a hot cup of coffee and with two books (this one and the Bible) and a pen. Every day, I read one chapter of this Bible study and it pointed me to relevant Scripture for me to chew on.

If you believe that you are a woman who needs to detox herself from all the activities that life demands, "Becoming a Woman of Simplicity" is a terrific book to lead you on a journey that will help you determine what is truly important in expressing your love for Christ.

I concluded this study realizing that living a life of simplicity is not merely a choice I can make, but it is necessary in moving forward in my relationship with Him.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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