Saturday, July 21, 2012

Whole by Lisa Whittle REVIEW

Whole: An Honest Look at the Holes in Your Life--And How to Let God Fill Them
How to get past whatever’s holding you back—and start living a whole new story
We all have holes in our lives—those things we lament about ourselves. Those things we allow to define us in ways we don’t like. Those things that keep us from living the life God wants for us.
But what if you discovered that the holes in your life are really the things that will ultimately make you . . . well, whole?
Author and communicator Lisa Whittle knows this all too well. When her world was rocked to the core in a very public way, her faith and whole reason for living were challenged like never before. In that moment, Lisa was confronted by the holes in her spiritual life. And what she learned not only changed her life, but could bring great possibilities to yours.
In Whole, Lisa calls you to take an honest look at your holes, discover how to fill them with God’s presence, and get to a real and vibrant place of wholeness instead. In her trademark bold, compassionate, and relatable voice, Lisa takes you on a transformational journey of understanding who you really are . . . and what you were born to be and do.

When I started reading this book, I did what I always do, I read the introduction. This caught my eye:
"Whole was written to help position believers better to become the people we were created to be- so that we can serve Jesus the way we were created to do. It address the core needed of every believer-to become well and whole by the power of God, a step that is often overlooked in our quest for spiritual abundance.
The author continues on throughout her book explaining this part by part. In chapter one, entitled The Hole Story she talks about the holes in our life that hinder us, but sometimes what we think are hindrances become our way. And sometimes those holes hold us back. Hold us from becoming or doing what we want or need. 
I did enjoy this book and it helped that she used her personal story as an example. Otherwise in my opinion it would have been dry and too textbook. Not a book you would want to sit down and read. 
This is a quick read, but she also makes you stop and think while reading her book. I found myself taking notes, like what caught my eye from the introduction. 
If your not too big on Christian Life / Spiritual Growth, you still may want to give this a shot since like i said before, it does help that she uses her own story as the example for her book. So, I would recommend this book. It's not a fluffy book but it does make you think.

I borrowed this book from my local library  

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