Monday, December 1, 2014

Your Life Still Counts: A Book Review

About The Book:

 God still has a plan for you--not in spite of your past, but because of it!

Do regret and shame over your failures, sins, and shortcomings make you wonder how you could ever be loved, much less used, by a holy God? Tracie Miles felt the same way until she discovered the path to healing, peace, and significance.

She helps you recognize that God not only has a purpose for you, but He has prepared you for your divine purpose based specifically on the experiences of your past.

Through her own story and stories from other women who have discovered God's purpose for their lives because of adverse experiences, Tracie helps you see how God can turn pain into purpose. You will find forgiveness and healing from the troubles of your past, discover the courage to step out of your comfort zone to help others find hope and strength, and be inspired to step into the beautiful future God divinely designed for you.

About The Author:
Tracie Miles lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with Michael, her husband of over two decades, and three children. She is a national conference, retreat, and keynote speaker for Proverbs 31 Ministries and the author of Stressed-Less Living: Finding God's Peace in Your Chaotic World. She is a contributing author to Encouragement for Today: Devotions for Everyday Living and the Zondervan NIV Women's Devotional Bible. She also writes for the popular Proverbs 31 Ministries Encouragement for Today daily email devotions, which are featured on Crosswalk and Biblegateway.

Tracie's passion is to help women move past the shame and regrets of their past and learn they are treasured and loved by the Father who gave them life. She loves meeting with women from all over the country and sharing messages of hope, redemption, and purpose in life, while helping them grow in their relationship with Christ. Her genuine southern personality and her desire to be real in sharing about life's challenges are what make women feel connected to her while drawing them closer to each other and God. For more information, visit Tracie at her blog at, or on the Proverbs 31 speaker page at

My Review:

Tracie Miles has written a heart-tugging, challenging, inspiring and emotionally raw book that will encourage all who reads it. She tells her own story of listening to God instead of her past experiences and allowing God to use her despite her past. Because of that Miles has impacted many many women for the cause of Christ. Her book is full of stories from other women as well as an amazing section at the end of each chapter, Purpose Ponderings, so that each reader can dig deeper, examine their life and see that God will use you regardless of your past experiences and even mistakes. There is purpose in the pain, if you only let God and allow Him to use your past to give your present a purpose. 

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

BUY IT: You can purchase Your Life Still Counts through your favorite book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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

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