Monday, December 20, 2021

52 Weeks of Resilience by Ink & Willow

About the Book:

Infuse spirituality and peace into your daily life with this beautiful interactive journal that offers a simple way to lower stress and rediscover rest.

Don't worry. It's easy to say these words because we know worrying doesn't accomplish anything, but when we're faced with our own uncertainties, worry is usually our first response. Drawing from biblical promises and wisdom, 52 Weeks of Resilience offers tried-and-true ways to let go of anxiety and live in peace and freedom. As you meditate on Scripture, reflect through journaling, and apply simple challenges to your every day, you will learn to intentionally:

  • Choose gratitude and joy over worry without waiting for perfect circumstances
  • Create a habit of prayer so you may find peace in surrendering your fears and worries to God
  • Practice a spirit of thoughtfulness as you shift your instinctual responses from fear and disappointment to resilience and confidence
  • Follow simple, practical action steps as you strive to capture every thought and replace them with truth
On your journey toward resilience in the face of stress and life’s trials, you will experience freedom, peace of mind, and true contentment. Because even in times of stress and worry, you can still take control. You don’t have to let it rule your life. Instead, you can learn to thrive.

You can look inside and read an excerpt here.


My Review:

These last years have been challenging ones. The coming year would be a good one in which to rebuild biblical attitudes towards life's events. This devotional journal helps Christians focus on gratitude, prayer, thoughts and habits. Each topic has thirteen weekly devotions. Each week provides a Scripture, a short devotion, a question for reflection and an action prompt. There is plenty of room for journaling. The journal is structured so that readers would move from anxiety or worry to trusting in God as they follow through the devotions.

I like the content of the devotions. They are good encouragement to help Christians refocus their attention and faith toward God. I do wish the layout had contained more frequent devotions. A week between inspiring messages is a long time when one is trying to refocus. This is a book for people who can do well with only weekly inspiration for change. The photographs are beautiful but I am not sure of their impact on changing focus to trust in God.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Ink & Willow, an imprint of WaterBrook Multnomah, a division of Penguin Random House 144 pages.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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