Monday, February 19, 2018

Rooted {Book Review}

Rooted: Going Deep into God’s Transforming Love by Lara Williams officially released today. I've had the privilege of being on the launch team for the book and it's a Bible study I believe God sent my way at just the right time.

A couple of years ago, my One Word for the year was Persevere. It was a hard word to accept and live with, and yet, it was a constant reminder that I was not alone. 


I knew I had to keep my focus on Jesus and keep going. And when I stumbled or something was thrown at me, I had friends to remind me...Persevere.
"When we hear of or see another's faith and love being worked out in everyday life, it produces courage in us to press on. It inspires endurance.…The faith of another can ignite our own faith." – Lara Williams, Rooted: Going Deep into God’s Transforming Love (pg. 36)
It's true. Seeing how someone else walks through her hardest days without losing hope because her focus is on Jesus is encouraging and inspiring. It reminds me that because I'm not walking alone, I can persevere, even on the days I want to throw up my hands and say I've had enough.

When I read these words from Rooted, they not only reminded me to persevere, but made me wonder what others think when they see me.

Can someone else be encouraged when she sees me walk through my days in faith, with my focus on Jesus? 


I hope so, not because of anything I do—but all because of who God is and the way He works.

My job is to keep my focus on Him, draw from His strength, and not lose hope no matter what comes my way. God will use my faith to reach others, as He sees fit. {Tweet this}




If you're looking for your next Bible study (or even if you're not) check out Rooted. Author Lara Williams shares from her own life experiences and leads the reader through the book of Ephesians, without it being overwhelming. This 6-week study is divided into daily sections so it's easy to work at your own pace, either with a group of as an individual study.

For more information about Rooted, visit Lara’s website at tooverflowing.com/rooted. And don't miss out on the launch week bonuses!

(Note: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. The views expressed in my review are all my own.)


In Christ,
Laura

[Photo credit: Lara Williams/Rooted]

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16 comments:

  1. Oh that we would be rooted women! Thanks for sharing, Laura! This looks like it's worth checking out!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this study. I'm adding it to my "want to read" list.

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  3. Oh, this sounds like such an important (and needed) message in an age when we flit from one whim to another instead of persevering.

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  4. Looks like a great read, Laura! Thanks for sharing--I'm checking out the links now!

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  5. Adding this to my wishlist, Laura. Sounds excellent. Thank you!

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  6. Thanks for sharing this review, Laura. Perseverance is a virtue that's needed if we'd be fruitful as Christians. Blessings to you.

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  7. Sounds like a great book. Such truth that when people around us go through hard times pressing into Jesus that it grows our faith. LORD may my life give glory to Your power, love and mercy also.

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  8. I've heard about this study a few times now and it sounds excellent. Thanks for sharing at #PorchStories!

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  9. Lara, thank you for this review! It sounds like a wonderful book~!

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  10. Sounds like a lovely study deeper into God's endless heart for us!

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  11. Last night I shared this study with my small group, and we've decided to use it for our next study. Thanks to your recommendation, I'll get the freebies during the launch week. I appreciate this review so much!

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  12. Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a perfect study.
    Blessings!

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  13. This one sounds like a winner! Thanks for the recommendation Laura!

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!