I'm stuck in bed with strep throat today, missing my boys' soccer games. However, the rest has definitely been good for me after a busy month of school, soccer, church, and also having 45 individual parent conferences. I didn't realize just how much I craved a day at home alone. I haven't had the time to put up my official review for Mary DeMuth's book, The Wall Around Your Heart, so today I spent time adding my review on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. Here is my official review of the book. Being part of this launch team has been a neat experience for this just barely emerging author. I'm learning a lot.
PROactive versus REactive: I loved Mary's approach and perspective in this book. We all have walls around our hearts for some reason or another, some that build up and crumble easily, some that are so large and sturdy a bulldozer couldn't even crack them. Not only is Mary's approach to pray those walls down effective because it follows Jesus' own model of prayer, it's also a proactive approach, helping us see how destructive those walls are and using that same prayer to keep from letting the wall get built again. Praying Scripture is a win-win situation every time. Praying like Jesus did can only help us draw closer to Him and know Him in a more intimate way. I highly recommend this book.
- I am a wife, daughter, mother, bilingual teacher, poet, author, women's Bible study teacher, world traveler, orphan advocate, and an adoptive mother. Our adoption journey has been filled with a lot of hurt and loss, along with even more hope, grace, and healing. Through it we have experienced more of God than we ever bargained for and have watched Him miraculously redeem our story when we surrendered all the broken pieces to Him.