Thursday, February 25, 2016

Book Review - Come Empty


When a water vessel is filled with dirt and stones, it cannot be used to quench a thirst.

But, when this vessel is emptied, there is an opportunity to fill it until it overflows with fresh, cool, life-giving water. Water that quenches. Refreshes. Soothes.

Our souls are the same: filled with fear, doubt, and disappointment. Running over with unanswered prayers and lingering questions. When we empty the mess of our lives in the presence of God, we're offered an invitation to come. An invitation that allows us to come empty --- so that we can be filled until we overflow.

Come Empty: Pour Out Life's Hurts and Receive God's Healing Love guides you through fifty days of experiencing the fullness of God's love and His ability to overcome life's hurts. Each day, you will receive assurance of God's presence in your difficult situations. Each devotion gives new vision and perspective when you're hindered by emotional blind spots, and leads you to experience God's peace and wholeness. When His invitation is accepted, He will set your captive mind and heart free to live fully by His grace. The question is not if you will get an invitation. The question is, will you come

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is a Board Certified internal medicine physician. She shares with audiences nationwide on the topics of eliminating limiting emotions, finding grace in difficult places, and experiencing personal renewal by drawing near to God. Dr. Dalton-Smith is a national and international media resource on the mind, body, spirit connection and has been featured in Women's Day, Redbook, and First For Women magazine. She is the founder of I Choose My Best Life. Her other books include award-winning Set Free to Live Free: Breaking Through the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves.

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I found this book to be so helpful and like no other book I've ever read. Dr. Saundra really shares her heart in this book and I felt like she was speaking about so many issues in my own life. I'm sure you'll find the same thing when you read it. I loved that she was honest about her life experiences because it always makes me feel like the author truly has experienced a lot of the same things I have.
The book is broken down into sections with a total of 80 days. Some of the topics include Relationships, Negative Emotions, Change and Gratitude. You chose 50 days out of these topics to empty yourself and fill those empty areas with Jesus. This is rather like a devotional, however, to really get a lot of out of it, you must spend the quality time with each passage. Of course, that's what I really like about it.
There is a Scripture reading and then questions to help you really dig deeper. I found it helpful to have a notebook to answer these questions in for the day. It helped me not to feel restricted on space and to write whatever I really needed to. 
After reading this book, I can truly say that I feel so much closer to Jesus. I have a deeper understanding of who God is and who I am in relationship with Him. I loved this book and plan on going through it again and again - especially during those times I may feel a bit hopeless or floundering in my faith.
This book was very easy to read and understand and gave me great insight. I highly recommend it for anyone would like to truly be deep in a relationship with God. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

Blessings - Julie

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