About the Book
Author: Dr. Jeannine Bennett
Genre: Christian Nonfiction (Women’s Bible Study)
Release date: October 2020
What do you do when God answers your prayers, renews your mind, and transforms you?
Life does not always turn out the way we hope. It is often filled with tragedy, heartbreak, and loss, but make no mistake, God doesn’t abandon us during those times. Instead, God uses every experience we encounter to transform us so we can live the life He intended when He created us.
As Christians, we understand that we live in a fallen world. A world where dwelling on past failures or falling prey to the same sins seems normal. But what happens when God opens our spiritual eyes and shows us a different way to live? Do you run to Him and embrace the change? Do you find your calling and live out your purpose?
In Blessed and Transformed, Jeannine Bennett shares how much sweeter life is when you recognize God’s blessings and fully embrace His transformation of your life. She shows you there is no limit to what you can endure or accomplish by keeping God front and center.
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Bennett wrote this book to demonstrate how God's blessings transform us to live the life He desires for us. (93/1278) She shares her experiences of blessings from God in the first part of the book. It is impossible, Bennett says, to experience God and not experience some level of transformation. She shares her experiences of transformation in the second part of the book.
Bennett's book is a good example of how we are changed by God's involvement in our lives. She also includes good teaching on various issues like pride and being a people pleaser. She includes relevant promises from God, supporting Scripture, and reflective questions at the end of each chapter.
This book is a good one for showing how God is involved in lives and how those experiences transform people. This is the second book Bennett has written showing God's work and you can read my review of the first one, Broken to Beautiful, here.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
About the Author
To those who know Jeannine, she is simply a woman who loves Jesus, is devoted to her family, and struggles with life’s challenges like the rest of us. She is not immune to bad hair days, shrinking clothes (weight gain), or sleepless nights. She loves learning and sharing the knowledge acquired to help others learn too. Her favorite ice cream is a toss-up between butter pecan and mint chocolate chip. And, although she has lived in Virginia for more than 30 years, she still calls a water fountain a bubbler. A term she grew up saying in her hometown of Racine, Wisconsin.
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In my previous book, Broken to Beautiful, I shared my testimony. The first half of my story was filled with hopelessness, disappointment, heartache, and loss. The second half described accounts of undeniable blessings. I have chosen to continue my story in Blessed and Transformed because I want to further the conversation about what happens when we receive all of those blessings.
Friends, we cannot have blessings without being transformed. Just as each trial, each struggle, each challenge changes us, each blessing is a gift that God uses to change us too.
I believe blessings are God’s way of showing that He loves us. I also think He uses those blessings to nudge us forward in pursuit of what He has called us to do.
I pray this book is a blessing to you!
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