Thursday, March 17, 2011

Essentials of the Heart: Book Review & Giveaway

Essentials of the Heart by Susan Weagant
4 stars

When I picked up Essentials of the Heart, the first thing that I noticed was the front cover of the book. It’s simple but sweet with the two red hearts strewn across it. Holding it in my hands, it’s not the biggest. This isn’t a problem because it’s perfect for carrying it with you. What I really like about this book are the areas where you can write out your reflections after every chapter (there are thirteen chapters). If you enjoy expressing your feelings or thoughts on paper, like I do, then you’ll find that corner absolutely essential.

Essentials of the Heart is divided up into two parts: decisions and disciplines. The author (Susan Weagant) draws from her life and shares bits and pieces of her journey with us. All the chapters seem to have specific verses from God’s Word that pertain to a certain subject. I love it! Christians should go to the Bible for their answers and put them side to side with what they’re learning.

Reflecting on what I read, I know that I have an even stronger longing to develop a closer relationship with God. Seeing what Susan does in her ministry with women is awesome. She has a heart to serve. Putting God first and others second should be what we do everyday. I really admire Susan for reaching out to women and encouraging them to pursue an intimate bond with God. In a study, it states that most Christians are known as being casual with their faith. I don’t know about you, but I want to be captive with mine. This is just one of the interesting points in Essentials of the Heart.

I recommend this guide-like book to women who seek the essentials to a closer walk with Him. I can imagine taking it with you to a quiet and cozy spot while reading Essentials of the Heart. While reading, it should make some kind of impact on you.

And… here’s your chance to get one into your hands! Susan Weagant is graciously giving away an autographed copy of it. Be sure to enter and ask any questions you might have for her.

Book Info:

Title: Essentials of the Heart
Author: Susan Weagant
Format: Perfect Paperback
Pages: 168
ISBN: 978-1616638429
Publisher: Tate Publishing

Giveaway Rules:

Susan is giving away Essentials of the Heart to one bookworm! In order to enter, you must leave a comment with your e-mail address (so that we can contact you). US and Canada only, please. This giveaway starts today and ends on March 29th. A winner will be picked randomly (using random.org) and announced on the 30th. We will contact the winner and notify them by their e-mail address. If the winner doesn't respond within a few days, we will have to pick another. Good luck! =)

God bless!
~Grace

15 comments:

Marty Girardier said...

Sounds like a really good book. Place my name in the pot to win. Thanks! Marty mgdevotions(at)gmail(dot)com

PoCoKat said...

Sounds like an amazing book, please enter me.

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Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

looking fwd to the disciplines Susan included in the book ...
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thx Susan for your generosity!

Susan Weagant said...

You are welcome. It is my pleasure to share the things God has used in my life to help others.

Good luck with the drawing!

Patsy said...

This book sounds like it would be a great help for a closer walk with God. I would really enjoy using it. Thanks for sharing your faith and this book.

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Anne Payne said...

Enter me. I would love to be able to donate it to my church library.

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Linda Kish said...

Please include me

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lgm52 said...

This sounds like a great book to help develop a closer relationship with God. Thanks for the opportunity.
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TinaJewel said...

This sounds like a book I would love to read!
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Jo said...

This sounds like a book that I would love to read. Please add my name to the giveaway.

Blessings,
Jo
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kalea_kane said...

I have actually been seeking out a closer relationship with God, and this would definitely be a great tool. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

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Jessica Stanley said...

It sounds awesome!

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Anonymous said...

Would love to have this book
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G. said...

Would love to win the giveaway!

Please include me would enjoy reading your book.

Thanks,
Glenda

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Nancye said...

This sounds like a great book! One that I would enjoy. Thanks for the chance!

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