I have been so excited to start reading this book that I started it yesterday and picked it up every chance I had. We drove back from San Diego yesterday and if I would have taken it with me, I probably would have read it the whole way home.
Before I talk more about the book, I thought I would share a bit about this whole book reviewing idea and how it is working for me. As many of you know, I was sick for a very long time and, even though I tried, going to work outside the home or even in-house with any kind of pressure is impossible. I just don’t have the ability any more. It’s hard most days, but I knew that Heavenly Father must have some sort of a plan and something for me to do. My heart has ached to feel a purpose.
A few weeks ago, I felt prompted to sit down and write out a list of things that I feel passionate about. The list was short – five things. Five. Eek. That’s not a lot to find purpose in, except it is. God knows where I am in life right now and, as long as I am willing to try, He’s willing to lead and guide and bless. My things? Reading, studying the scriptures, my flower beds, watering the yard, and my relationship with God. Honestly, it was such a quick leap to inspiration. I was led. A purpose? Easy. Reviewing good books to see if they meet four questions.
1-does the book encourage more scripture study? 2-is the book based on Gospel principles? 3-will it bring me closer to God? 4-has this book changed my heart?
It’s all I’m looking for. I’m not a professional, meaning I’m not getting paid or reimbursed or anything. The only contact I intend to have with the authors is to request that they sign the book for one lucky blog reader. If you happen to purchase the book through the Amazon link on my posts, I get about twenty cents. Clearly I’m not in this to get monetarily rich. I want to get rich in spirit and in my relationship with my Father. So that’s my story. The story of choosing the books? I’ll save that for another day.
This book, Divine Applause, just caught my eye in the bookstore. I felt immediately drawn to it and once I picked it up, I knew it was the one. Divine Applause? Come on. Who wouldn’t like a little of that? The book is directly related to my passion for growing my relationship with God. The back, in very large letters, says
How will God
make Himself known
How indeed. I know that He speaks to each of us a little differently and I am excited to read what Jeff has to say on the matter and put it to practical use. Prior to getting sick I felt I had (finally) figured out the how for me, but since, I feel like I’m starting over a bit.