Saturday, February 22, 2014

Angie Smith

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Developmental Psychology from Vanderbilt University and lives with her husband and daughters in Nashville,  

Book Description
Maybe you’ve never asked the question out loud, but you’ve wondered. You do the things that look good on paper: read your Bible, pray, attend study groups and go to church on Sundays.

But you aren’t convinced you really know Him.

Angie Smith understands, because she had run circles around the same paths searching for Him, frustrated at her lack of progress. And she probably would have continued to do so had it not been for one realization that changed everything.

She wasn’t following God; she was trying to catch up with Him. 

And without realizing it, you may be as well.

It’s a distinction that affects every aspect of our lives with Christ, and it begins with learning where we’ve relied more on man’s explanation of God than God Himself.

So many requirements, so many rules, and so much guilt where there is supposed to be freedom. It’s the reason you wonder if you’ve measured up, and the nagging voice that tells you you’re a failure as a Christian.

Three simple words changed everything for Angie, and she believes they can do the same for you.

Stop chasing God.

My Review:

Chasing God
By: Angie Smith

This is the first book I have read written by Angie. I would say very well done.  I read the title and thought about it. Chasing God hmm is that what I have been doing? I think a lot of us if we are honest can say yes tot hat question.  God is here I don’t need to run in all these directions to find Him.  I have to realize I am not everyone else. We all have a different potential.  Some may able to do a lot to serve the Lord and some little.  I don’t need to be like my friend I need to be what Christ has for me.  I don’t need to be a part of every ministry the church offers . What I need to do is follow Christ and what He  wants me to do.  I agree with Angie we need to slow down and follow what the Lord has for us. We need to find a peace and rest in Him.  I like the little chuckles and I also enjoyed the tears.  I liked the story of cutting her hair for locks of love.  I to just recently did this.  I wanted to give it to locks of love for the kids. I was pleased when they said they would have enough for a couple  kids.  I got home and though and my husband who loves my long hair looked and thought it a bit short. I said yes it is but it will help a couple of kids and put a smile on their faces. It is worth it all. He said you are right. It will grow. I figure God lets it grow for His glory and these wee ones are dear to him.  Worth it all.
This book helped open my eyes a bit and settle things in my own heart.  Great book.

I was given this book by Icon Media to give my own honest review.  

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