Saturday, January 2, 2021

Book Review - Searching for Certainty


We all long for certainty in life, yet things often don't go as we expect. When facing illness, job loss, strained relationships, and other struggles, our impulse is to question God and strive to fix things ourselves.

In this profound book, trusted ministry leader and leadership coach Shelly Miller shares how to reframe uncertain times and turn them into purposeful times of spiritual growth. Learn how to break unhelpful habits and thought patterns, make decisions in faith rather than fear, and know deeper than ever before that God loves you not for what you know or do, but for who you are.


Shelly Miller ( is a veteran ministry leader and sought-after spiritual mentor and leadership coach. She is the author of Rhythms of Rest: Finding the Spirit of Sabbath in a Busy World and leads the Sabbath Society, an online global community that practices weekly rest as reality. She is described as a poet with an acute taste for authentic honesty, and a storyteller and avid photographer who helps people think about and see life differently. Making their home in London, England, Shelly and her husband, H, are the proud parents of two adult children.


This book is so encouraging and lifted my spirits so much. It is full of hope in the Lord and shows us how we can be certain of God's love and comfort.

I absolutely loved her personal stories throughout and how she found God's love and steadfastness in her life despite the uncertain situations she was in. Just recently, like me, she has had to battle cancer and, again, the Lord provided the strength she needed in her life. This book has given me hope and help as I struggle with my own health and life issues. Each and everything she writes is grounded in Scripture and she never takes a verse out of context to fit what she wants. God's Word is perfect the way it's written and has everything we need and Shelly concentrates on sharing that fact.

I highlighted so many pages of this book! There were so many wonderful paragraphs and sentences that I knew I would want to remember or refer to again.  In fact, I plan on re-reading this book again as it was such a joyful book and brought me so much hope! 

No matter what you're going through, this book will show you how God is right there with you - your steadfast rock. He has all the certainty we need no matter our circumstances. We need search no farther than God. I highly recommend this book and give it  5 stars.

*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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