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.
Title: Essentials of the Heart
Author: Susan Weagant
Format: Perfect Paperback
Publisher: Tate Publishing
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! =)