Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Confident Heart Devotional

I consider myself a pretty confident person, sometimes overconfident and prideful. So what would I get out of a book that was about how to be more confident?

As I read I realized that my confidence is often times misplaced. I am confident of my studies because of my education. I'm confident in my interactions with others because of my experience. I place a lot of my confidence in my own talents and gifts instead of placing my confidence in God's ability to work through me.

It's a subtle difference but it was the main thing that I got out of this book. It is written to women who struggle with doubting themselves and is the companion devotional of the book with the same name. I found each devotion to be like a shot in the arm of confidence for the day. Each of the 60 devotionals was encouragement for me to not look at my surroundings and worry, but to look to my God and be at peace.

I enjoyed this book even though I had not read the original book, A Confident Heart. I think both of them can stand alone. In reading this devotional it made me want to know more of the author's story and how she arrived at this point. She mentions her journey and struggles personally but each day's devotional is only a few pages so she doesn't elaborate as much as she probably does in the other book.

I received a copy of this book through the Revell Blogger Review Program, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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