Thursday, May 2, 2019

Book Review - 40 Verses to Ignite Your Faith


Many of us have our go-to verses. The ones we memorize, post on social media, and hang on our walls. But sometimes we need a fresh word or promise for the season we find ourselves in--something that ignites our faith in the face of fear, doubt, loneliness, insecurity, or overwhelming circumstances.

In this powerful, accessible new book, author and speaker Laurie Short mines the Scriptures, revealing insights and promises from 40 verses we often overlook. Digging into these "in-between" verses, she unearths fresh wisdom, guidance, and encouragement that will help you seek and experience God in new, dynamic ways.

From trusting God's timing, to not worrying about the future, to holding on to faith when things look dark, the deeper understanding gleaned from these verses will help you navigate the challenges that cross your path, breathe new life into your weary soul, and ignite your faith once again.


Laurie Polich Short is a popular speaker, author, and part of the teaching team at Ocean Hills Covenant Church in Santa Barbara, California. She speaks at conferences, colleges, churches, and denominational events around the country, and she has been featured on PBS, Focus on the Family, World magazine, and more. Find out more at


I got so much out of this book! It has verses from the Bible that we might skim over or not realize the really profound insights that they provide to us.

I highlighted extensively throughout this book - in fact, there's more highlighting than white space in my book now! I gained so much from these 40 verses that Laurie shares. She focuses on so many things that we deal with on a daily basis. The why's of why we suffer, the how's of navigating everyday life, and our relationship with God and others. I was brought to a greater understanding of God's ways and how to react when certain things do happen.

I especially loved the 3 questions that she asked us after each chapter. These questions helped me to really dig deep about the verse she shared and how I can apply the Biblical truth to my own life. I always love books that give us the tools to apply God's precepts to our own life.

This is a wonderful book that I would recommend to anyone that wants to grow in their relationship with God and to grow in their faith. In fact, I did recommend it to my doctor who purchased it and loved it as well. She was as intrigued as I was with learning more about these particular verses of the Bible.  I highly recommend it to you, as well.

*This book was provided to me by Bethany House. I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.

Blessings - Julie

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