Saturday, September 3, 2016

Fresh Out of Amazing {Book Review}

Summer is coming to a close, and I think I’m ready to see it go. Over the past weeks, it’s been one thing after another—multiple unexpected expenses, appliances at the end of their life span, and a week-long stomach virus while on vacation. And that’s just a few of the things that have been going on.

One at a time, they are annoying inconveniences. Together, they add up to one long summer, and it’s left me feeling weary and worn out.

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of joining the launch team for Stacey Thacker’s new book Fresh Out of Amazing. What perfect timing because that’s how I feel—fresh out of amazing!

I’ve followed Stacey’s blog for years and read Hope For the Weary Mom, which she co-authored with Brooke McGlothlin. So, I already knew Stacey’s encouraging voice and looked forward to reading Fresh Out of Amazing. I was not disappointed.

Jesus knows what is happening in our lives. He comes to us and does not leave us the same.
- Stacey Thacker, Fresh Out of Amazing

Stacey shares deep from her heart and points straight to Jesus. She reminds me that I’m not alone in my daily struggles, nor am I the only one who feels the weight of what I think is expected of me.

Just because I feel the weight of people’s expectations doesn’t mean they actually have those—or any—expectations of me.
- Stacey Thacker, Fresh Out of Amazing

I know the emptiness of feeling like I have nothing left to give. Maybe you do too. Stacey writes of hope and encouragement in those desert places in our lives.

God’s Word has the power to resurrect and revive our lifeless hearts.
- Stacey Thacker, Fresh Out of Amazing

When I’m trying not to worry about what appliance is going to stop working next and the financial aspects of replacing them, or how to adjust to unforeseen changes in life, I know God is in it all. I’m comforted by the fact that He goes before, walks beside, and watches over me.

God is in the details of our lives, and in those details He shines bright. 
- Stacey Thacker, Fresh Out of Amazing

If you’re feeling fresh out of amazing, treat yourself to this book, and share a copy with a friend. Chances are she’s feeling fresh out of amazing as well…and thinks she’s the only one.

In Christ,

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  1. Thank you Laura!!! Appreciate you so much!

  2. Great review! Sounds like a book to recharge the batteries!

  3. Laura, Thanks so much for sharing this detailed review! It gives great insight to what the book is all about. Sounds like a good one!

  4. Sounds like a great read—we can all use a dose of encouragement from time to time! Hope you are feeling amazing again soon... :) Your neighbour at "ThoughtProvokingThursdays Blessings to you!


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