Happy end of July and would you look at that, it’s time for another book review! Somehow I managed to miss June’s book review so I knew that I had to make this month an extra special one and it sure is my friends. Because this book is not only fabulous which makes me excited to gush all about it, but it is also written by a fellow blogger and a lovely friend of mine. In fact I owe it to Heartbeat for bringing Emily into my life, for which I am eternally grateful. So stop what you are doing and let me tell you all about why you need this get your hands on this book ASAP.
And if you stick around to the end I might just be able to help you out with that! (Wink wink, nudge nudge, a giveaway is in the air!)
Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of Heartbeat by the author to review but of course all opinions and thoughts are my own. Thank you for supporting the friends and brands that make AS&SF possible!
Who is this book for?
It’s for anyone who needs a sprinkling of encouragement in their life. It’s for you if you are searching for comfort or trying to get a grasp on what God is really like. It’s for you if you are feeling worn out and weary in your faith.
It’s for you if you feel disconnected from God and want to change that!
It’s for you if you have two eyes, two legs and a heartbeat 😉
What is it about?
So it is a weekly devotional that takes you through 52 different aspects of God’s heart. A year long journey of growing deeper in your understanding of him and how much he loves you.
Each week has a special focus on something of God’s character and Emily breaks it down simply with accompanying bible verses.
“Because his love? His heart? It is so vast. It is so dynamic. It is so incredibly difficult to grasp and understand. This devotional? This is my task, and challenge that I put forth unto you. To understand his heart. To strive to know it, to submerse yourself within it until it becomes your very own. To make him your heartbeat.”
“As should a relationship with God. It should spread constantly. It should be something we cannot hold onto within ourselves; something that, when it is ignited in us, it consumes.”
Why I loved it?
Emily is a writer through and through. Her words capture so much emotion and power. When it comes to devotionals I can be pretty picky. I don’t like them bland or watered down. I like devotionals that pack a punch and hit me to my core and Heartbeat is just like that.
It is also easy to follow although I’ll be honest, I got messed up somewhere along the way and I’m definitely on the wrong week now oops.
One particular week that I loved was actually week one, called, ‘Burning.’ It was about God’s love being a consuming fire. God’s love is passionate, wild and fierce. And when we know it fully, we are consumed by it. And to me that’s kinda what this life is all about.
Being consumed by God’s love and then going forth to light the match that catches the heart’s of others.If you want to reflect God's heart...you have to KNOW God's heart. Click To Tweet
And the only way to do that is if we know God’s love in all of it’s indescribable glory, which is where Heartbeat comes in. A link from our frazzled little heads to God’s very heart. How awesome is that?
Not only that. It’s also just really pretty. I’m a girl and I like pretty things…shoot me.
This book is so simple and beautiful. I love the idea of learning a little more of God’s character each week because the more we learn about him, the more we learn about ourselves and our own unique purpose on this earth. We were made to reflect God’s image and it’s kinda difficult to do that without knowing Him first.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read the weekly devotional and it has been just exactly what I needed to hear. I know that you are constantly bombarded with information 24/7 and it can feel exhausting taking the time to consume even more, but let me tell you this makes all the difference.
Reading words of truth and hope are like taking a drink of cool water when you’ve been eating salty crackers (i.e. refreshing as heck.)
And really, who doesn’t have 2 minutes in their week that they can’t spare to sit down and soak in the truth their soul so desperately needs?
Heartbeat has touched my own heart and I can’t wait to hear about how it touches yours!
So I am bouncing-on-my-chair-excited because Emily and I have teamed up to giveaway a copy of Heartbeat to one of you lucky ducks.
It’s as simple as filling out the various entries below. You gotta be in it to win it!
Now tell me…
Have you read any excellent devotionals?
What book are you reading right now?