Monday, December 2, 2013

Coffee Talk with Jesus {Book Review}

Last year, my online friend, Barbie Swihart wrote a 31-day series on her blog called “31 Days of Coffee Talk with Jesus.” Each day’s writing was a personal invitation to spend one-on-one time with Jesus.

Each day was warm and inviting…like a friend’s hug.

I enjoyed her daily posts, so I was excited earlier this year to hear she was turning this series into a 31-day devotional book— Coffee Talk with Jesus - Intimate Chats With The Savior.

Barbie has gone deeper into each devotion, adding suggestions for personal reflection and a prayer for each day. As an added bonus, she’s also included recipes, each of which contains coffee as an ingredient. (Cool, huh?)

I’m on my second reading of Coffee Talk with Jesus - Intimate Chats With The Savior, and I’m still highlighting her words that draw me in.

Words that remind me of my worth…
Remember that I love you, and that I paid a high price to purchase you back from darkness. Your worth and value far exceeds what your mind could comprehend. –Barbie Swihart, Coffee Talk with Jesus, Day 14)

Words that comfort…
I promise you that no matter how you are feeling right at this moment, I will not allow you to suffocate under the weight of what it is you are carrying. –Barbie Swihart, Coffee Talk with Jesus, Day 4)

Words that lift me up and encourage…
I created you with a unique purpose, a destiny that is yours and yours alone. There is no one on this earth that can accomplish what I created you to do. But you must put your confidence in Me, that I will do what I said I would do, and then you must have confidence in yourself because with Me all things are possible! –Barbie Swihart, Coffee Talk with Jesus, Day 7)

Words that send me out with confidence, knowing God walks with me…
Because I have called you, I will equip you. I would never call you to do something without first preparing you for the task. And most importantly, I promise to go with you. –Barbie Swihart, Coffee Talk with Jesus, Day 16)

Barbie is also giving away 3 copies of Coffee Talk with Jesus. Visit her blog: My Freshly Brewed Life to enter. The giveaway will be open until midnight on Friday, December 6.

In Christ,

Note: I was provided a pre-release PDF copy of Coffee Talk with Jesus in exchange for my honest review. This review is completely my own opinion. After reading the PDF copy, I purchased the Kindle e-book as soon as it was available on Amazon. (This was my own decision because I like to highlight, and it’s easier on Kindle that in a PDF.) I was in no way asked to purchase the book.

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  1. I've been hearing so many good things about and from Barbie's book. I'm so glad it's doing well. Thanks for sharing some of her words here; they blessed me.

  2. A beautiful & thoughtful review of Barbie's book. I shared it on twitter :) Blessings,

  3. Barbie's blog is a favorite of mine - and I have heard good things about her book! I will have to check it out!

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Laura. Looking forward to your posts this Christmas season.


  4. Laura, thank you for reading and sharing. I so appreciate you and pray His words touch those who will read. Blessings!

  5. A lovely review. Enjoyed visiting your blog today:)


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