Monday, January 21, 2013

Book Review: Trusting God by Jaynes, Smith & Southerland

Trusting God: A Girlfriends in God Faith Adventure by Sharon Jaynes, Gwen Smith, and Mary Southerland.

A book worth reading more than once. 

This is a twelve week devotional that is written very well. Using personal stories to show God's character and His will for our lives that is revealed in scripture. These stories are short and to the point. They are cute and written so you can relate to what is being read. Then the stories are used to reveal a part of God's character and how we can apply it to our lives. I think the stories make it easier to apply Christ in our lives - something that is active and memorable. One of their stories may well trigger an event in your own life that when you remember you will then link to the character of God.

The points are well chosen and are relevant to today's culture. The questions at the end of the week of devotion are thought provoking truths.  The questions are not "wishy washy" and if you are honest with yourself, will really make you look at your life.

The "Lets Pray" section at the end of each day devotion is short and powerful. The prayer enforces the message of the day beautifully.  And I think it will get you in the habit of praying. For the scripture does say, "pray about everything" in Philippians 4:6-7.

This is a great book and I recommend it.
4 of 5 Stars on Amazon

Go HERE to download the first chapter and see for yourself.
This is the link to the Podcast by the authors.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
 for this review. My opinions are my own.


  1. This sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for your thoughts and the review.

    BTW-I have 7 giveaways going on at my site if you want to pop over. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Diane :O)

  2. Thanks Diane. I appreciate that :)
    Heading over to your site now ...