Author: Carol Round
"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect" ~ Romans 12:2
How can we become more like Christ? As women of God, we must recognize it's a lifelong journey. Interruptions and demands on our time can interfere with our desire to know Jesus more intimately. To become more like our Savior and Lord requires us to be intentional—intentional with what and who we allow into our lives. We have to set aside a time and place each day to meet with Him.
God's desire is for His children to become more Christ-like. To do that, we must make a commitment to continual spiritual growth. The deeper our knowledge of Christ, the deeper our understanding of Him and the more like Him we become. The outcome? We grow more confident in our faith.
What does this require of us? We must spend time in scripture, examining our lives through the lens of faith. It is my hope this 52-week journey you are about to embark on will do just that.
Are you ready to begin?
Reviewer: Hanna Olson
Growing Confidently in Your Faith is a Christian week-by-week devotional. After struggling through the first two chapters (months) I set it aside. It lay forgotten for over a month until, after some gentle guidance, I was encouraged to pick it up again. Wouldn't you know it, the very next chapter was for March and felt very much like God pinpointing some of my current struggles. The chapter was helpful and I continued on.
To be fair, a devotional isn't designed to be read page after page as other books are, so it started becoming quite bland to read. However, I believe wholeheartedly that Carol Round's work is Holy Spirit inspired and makes for a great simple to understand "starter" devotional. I say starter because the majority of the book is comprised of material that has already been done in numerous books and Bible Studies before, old hat if you will.
I would recommend this book to a casual reader but not an avid one. I give it 4 stars because it is well written and organized. I also intend to re-read it as it is designed to be read and fully expect some of the spiritual growth such devotionals inspire.
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