Review of Elizabeth’s Ebook: Trust. Hope. Rejoice.

I have been asked by a new blogging friend, Elizabeth Johnson at DogFur and Dandelions, to write a review of her new Ebook “Trust. Hope. Rejoice.: 30 Excerpts from DogFur and Dandelions about Dealing with Life’s Difficulties”. It is with great pleasure and delight that I introduce her first book.

{Disclosure: I was given a free copy of the book. However, the comments and opinions expressed here are my own.}

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There came a time in my faith walk when I went from being a passive bystander to an active seeker. I can’t put my finger on when exactly that happened. But, I realized along the way that I was no longer satisfied with listening to what others were saying about their belief in Jesus Christ. I wanted to take an active role in building my own.

So, I began…

Asking questions.

Seeking answers in the Word of God.

Listening to His still small voice.

Coming to conclusions about scripture on my own.

I was no longer needing to be fed by others. I had learned how to nourish myself. It was exciting. I was on a new path, my own path to spiritual maturity.

When I read Elizabeth’s devotionals in “Trust. Hope. Rejoice.” I felt as if I had my own spiritual cheerleader standing beside me encouraging me along that path.

Elizabeth’s book includes 30 devotionals. Most originated as blog posts at her website DogFur and Dandelions.

Elizabeth is no stranger to overcoming hardships and trials in this life. She has suffered from a chronic illness and writes about her journey with wisdom, passion, and authenticity at DogFur and Dandelions. She also shares her meditations on scripture and her personal faith journey. God is using her mightily there to reach out to a broad community.

With devotionals titled “Doing Righteousness”, “Yet I will Hope”, “Occupied with Joy”, “Choosing What to Think”, and “What Is” she communicates an overarching message in her book of ACTION. She calls us to stand up in faith, to pursue redemption and salvation through Jesus Christ.

Elizabeth understands that as we mature in our faith we move from a stance of pasivity to one of activity. She expresses the power we all have to Choose Trust. To Choose Hope. To Choose to Rejoice.

This devotional is not for the faint of heart or for those seeking to wallow in self-pity. The devotionals take a look at our choices in regards to our personal idols of fear, worry, insecurity, and hopelessness.

Concisely and thoughtfully, Elizabeth has provided a 30-day devotional that will meet you in whatever trial you are facing today.

Here is an excerpt from one of my favorite devotionals titled, “What Is”.

Choose to focus on God, who is bigger than our circumstances. Choose to think on what is, not what if. To meditate on what is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, and praiseworthy (Phillippians 4:8). Rather than allowing your mind to wander and wonder, choose to rejoice in everything, offer heartfelt thanks to God in every circumstance, and bring every request before Him – for that is how we will find true peace.

If you would like a FREE COPY of “Trust. Hope. Rejoice”, visit Elizabeth at DogFur and Dandelions to find out how.

newly purposed,

jana

 

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