• make decisions based on "shoulds";
MY THOUGHTS-I was somewhat unsure about this book. The title kind of threw me off a bit and I was also hesitant because of what I would find inside. Would it convict me? Or would it be just another fluff story that you read, smile and say, that was okay but I didn't really get anything out of it. Well, it definitely gave me some things to think about and I was so moved by it, I am going to give my copy away to one of my readers.
This book is meant to be taken slowly. I felt like I could only read a few pages a day so I nibbled on it and meditated on what I was reading. The author talks about how she took on so many requests, obligations, speaking events, etc and how all the while she thought she was being the "good girl" but in reality she had to take a step back and refocus on who she was serving and what it all meant. She is very open and forthcoming about why she felt the way she did and how it made her feel when she spent hours alone with God and just listened for His voice. Now, I do want to say, some of the authors she spoke highly of and quoted, I don't personally agree with. There are some issues I had with this, but overall I understood where the author was coming from and I loved her openness. It made me look at my life and see if there are areas I need to step back from. Below is one of my favorite quotes from the book and I found it so thought provoking!
"An efficiently busy life that keeps us occupied without being harried and keeps our attention entirely on interesting outer things is probably more potentially destructive of spiritual growth than debauchery or alcohol or hard drugs."
THE GIVEAWAY!Anyone interested in winning your own copy of Unlikely Rebel? It really is an amazing book that will have you evaluating your own life.
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