Thursday, November 19, 2015

One More Step by Rachel "Wojo" Wojnarowski

What an encouraging book! Wojnarowski starts off by reminding us that based on Psalm 88, God longs to listen to our sad songs, our heart's cry. “God would rather hear about your bad day than not hear from you at all.” God understands our feelings and our need to express them. Even when we don't understand His plan or miss the lessons He wants us to get, we are in a good place when we are desperate for Him.

This is a good book for people who feel crushed. Perhaps all your friends have left you. Wojnarowski gives you permission to ache freely. She understands. She shares her own story, weaving into it lessons from Bible stories. She helps to identify misplaced hope. She helps you grasp how much God loves you. She knows about being in the desert, waiting on God, not understanding His plan. She's struggled to understand why God allows some things to happen and knows the difficulty of living in faith. She also knows about receiving and sharing God's grace.

This is a good book for people dealing with an overwhelming situation. She'll help you know how to forgive others when they let you down. She has suggestions for replacing negative internal chatter with truth, for getting rest, reaching out, finding joy, letting go of dreams, and more.

Wojnarowski describes herself as an example of brokenness that has been transformed into God's masterpiece – an unfinished project. She has written this book as a spiritual encouragement born out of her own experience. I highly recommend it.

She has included important verses at the end of each chapter as well as ideas for practical responses to her teaching. There is also a four week discussion guide at the end of the book. You can also find many additional resources at http://rachelwojo.com/onemorestep/ and read a sample chapter here.

Rachel “Wojo” Wojnarowski is a blogger and writer. She leads community ladies' Bible studies in central Ohio and serves as a creative consultant and speaker. She is wife to Matt and mom to seven children. You can find out more at http://rachelwojo.com/.

WaterBrook Press, 224 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
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