Review of “Trusting God: A Girlfriends in God Faith Adventure” by Sharon Jaynes, Gwen Smith & Mary Southerland

by Jaydie Johnson
September 1, 2012
4 Stars
0 other readers have rated Jaydie's review.

Why do you need my email?
Close Window

In order to rank this review we require your email address as proof that, A) You’re a real person (and not a bot) and B) It ensures that only one person can rank a review one time (and protects from bloggers that might try to “pad” their rankings). Your email address will only be used for review rankings as part of the Blogging for Books program and will not be sold to 3rd parties or used by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers in any way. That said, if you check the box that says “Send me updates on the latest Christian books,” you’ll receive the WaterBrook Multnomah Bookends eNewsletter (sent monthly). You can always unsubscribe to this newsletter at any time.

Jaydie's overall score for this review: 0
Jaydie's average score for this review: 0.0
Close Window

Each review can be ranked and given 1 to 5 stars. Each star is worth one point. If a review is ranked 10 times and each time is given 5 stars, the overall score would be 50 points. For more on scoring visit the FAQ page. For why scoring matters visit the support page.

Though I’m not much into ‘chick-lit’ unless it’s fiction by Kristin Billerbeck or bible character studies by Liz Curtis Higgs, when “Trusting God: A Girlfriends in God Faith Adventure” advance reading copy was offered on Blogging for Books, I thought, “Hey! A devotional for women...and a sneak peek before it’s even off the presses!” And so began the two night cram session of stuffing twelve weeks worth of devotionals into only a few hours. The setup made for easy perusing as each week includes five devotional readings, alternately written by Jaynes, Smith, and Southerland, that are a page or two (on a rare occasion, three) in length, each ending with a short, contemplative prayer. Each week is concluded on the sixth day of the week by a “Now It’s Your Turn” section where Girlfriends in God (GiGs) groups (or individuals with their respective journals) can share their thoughts and reflect on that week’s previous thoughts. Despite my aversion of over girly things, many of the illustrations, quotes, and stories made me not only need a few Kleenex but also gave me cause to do some major introspection on my own ability to trust in God in and through every stituation. (As a very brief side note, the frequent unusual contractions and a few missed punctuations did grate on my grammatical brain as well as a repeat of information in the biographical section that needs deleting, most of which will be complete, I imagine, before the final publishing.) Overall, I rather enjoyed this light devotional book and would recommend to those who like to start off or finish up each day with a Scripturally based thought. Look for the release of “Trusting God” this January.

I received this book to review from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. These opinions are undeniably my own, be they status quo or no :) 

Most Active Bloggers (This Month)

Most Active Bloggers (This Year)

This content requires the Flash Player. Please Download and install it here.