I know. Because I’ve said a yes or two and it felt a little like jumping off a cliff.
Something of a free fall.
But some of the most challenging things in my life . . . have turned out to be the very best things too. Maybe you know what I mean?
So that’s why I was immediately drawn to this newly released book: Rhinestone Jesus: Saying Yes to God When Sparkly, Safe Faith Is No Longer Enough by Kristen Welch
If you pick it up, be prepared to be challenged. Convicted, even.
And, no, Kristen doesn’t just ask us all to go to Africa.
Instead she tells the story of how God inspired her and her family to start Mercy House, a Christian home for pregnant girls living in the streets of Kenya.
It’s truly an amazing story.
It’s also a touching story of love and forgiveness in her own marriage.
We knew it would be the greatest battle of our lives–this choice to walk in freedom and forgiveness–but we decided in the middle of our devastation that we would fight for wholeness in our marriage. ~ Kristen Welch in Rhinestone Jesus
It’s an inspiring story of motherhood and family.
Looking at my life, some people would say I have gotten to do some big things for God. But the most significant thing I’ve done for Jesus is to love and serve my family. Motherhood becomes me, and God uses it daily to refine me and draw me closer to Him. ~ Kristen Welch in Rhinestone Jesus
It’s a story of God’s miraculous provision.
God is constantly reminding me to look behind, to look at how far He has brought us, how many miracles He’s performed along the way, how many mountains He’s moved on our behalf, how many times He’s rescued and healed, how much hope He has given. ~ Kristen Welch in Rhinestone Jesus
Mostly it’s a story of the Gospel walked out by an ordinary wife and mom. It’s beautiful.
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Kristen has an engaging writing style that is easy to read—sprinkled generously with her wonderful sense of humor and refreshing honesty. Wherever you’re at in life – young or old, married or single – I think you’ll find her message compelling and inspiring.
After all, isn’t it encouraging to see how just one little “yes” can impact a big world?
Here are a few of the chapters titles you’ll find in her book:
· When Motherhood Becomes You
· Finding Beauty in the Broken Pieces
· The Yes That Changed Our Family
· Defeating My Biggest Foes
· Start Small Today
So if you’re looking for something wonderful to read this summer? This is one of those at the top of my list.*
You can pick up Kristin’s book here (click the link below):
You can also visit Kristin over at her blog, WeAreTHATFamily, where she writes on marriage, parenting, ministry and more.
I hope you’ve found this Club31Women Book Review helpful and inspiring!
*While I might not personally adhere to every view presented in each book, my recommendations are based on what I believe to be – on the whole – an edifying, encouraging, and/or challenging read for the Christian life.