Saturday, September 27, 2014

Colliding with Destiny: A Book Review

About The Book:

Find a fuller, richer life by letting God direct your destiny.
The story of Ruth is a journey of transformation. By allowing God to transform her circumstances, Ruth went from a widow who would be excluded from society to a wife with a secure and protected future, a future that ultimately paved the way for the birth of King David! Her story is full of collision--loss, heartache, poverty, even shame--but she never let her past define her. Instead, the most painful time of her life became her most pivotal, propelling her to a destiny she never imagined.

Perhaps you have a past you're struggling to overcome. If disappointments, whether a result of your own choices or the actions of others, have kept you from being your true self, this book is for you. Follow Ruth's life and discover the hope available to each of us. Your yesterday does not have to dictate your tomorrow.

Despite your past pain, you, too, can find redemption and restoration.


You can read an excerpt of Colliding with Destiny here, in PDF format

About The Author:
 
Sarah Jakes oversees the women's ministry at The Potter's House of Dallas, the church led by her parents, Bishop T.D. Jakes and Mrs. Serita Jakes. She regularly blogs at sarahjakes.com and occasionally serves as a TV host on The Potter's Touch. Sarah is a mom of two and lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Learn more about her and her ministry at sarahjakes.com.

My Review:

The Biblical character of Ruth is one of my favorites from the Bible. Her strength to overcome hardship, courage in the journey and never-wavering faith in God is such a wonderful example of what it means to be a woman of God.  Author Sarah Jakes has take this woman and created a wonderful 30 day journey that you can follow and learn to rise above pain and embrace it to take you to a redeeming place with God.

The format is typical of a daily devotional, and includes a journal section that gives you prompts to write your thoughts and a daily prayer. The author is very open and honest, and very vulnerable in expressing her journey through a teen pregnancy, a failed marriage and being the daughter of high-profile preacher, T.D. Jakes. I feel that the book could be read in one sitting, however you would do well to read it as a month-long devotional to use it at it's fullest potential. It's very easy to read and I love the simplicity of the format and style of writing.

You can read some notable quotes here, in PDF format.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Colliding with Destiny online through Amazon. It is also available at your favorite local Christian book retailer


***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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