Sprituality

Whispers of Rest- Bonnie Gray

Whispers of Rest by Bonnie Gray

Whispers of Rest by Bonnie Gray

 

Whisper of Rest – 40 Days of God’s Love to Revitalize Your Soul by Bonnie Gray is one of the books I am currently reading.

Divided into six parts this book by Bonnie brings you on a 40 day journey through learning about yourself and how you stand with GOD.

Each day she brings you through her own personal experience with GOD. She recounts what she has done and how GOD has touched her life.

The book is divided into a few parts

Part one – Being the beloved

Part two- Choosing at the beloved

Part three- Dreaming as the beloved

Part four- Healing as the beloved

Part five- Daring as the beloved

Part six- Shining as the beloved

Starting off from Day 1  Bonnie shares with the readers how to focus on breathing and being still. To eject yourself from the busyness of life and focus on GOD.

Each day starts with a bible verse, quotation, a experience (story) another bible verse then explanations on how to go about to achieve rest.  There are also mediation techniques interwoven into the daily ritual to help calm ones emotions and help them focus.

There are sections within each day where reflective questions are thrown to the reader and they are encourage to pen down their thoughts in a journal.

I find doing this exercise very therapeutic.

My thoughts 

I was on Bonnie’s 21 day challenge which she conducted on her facebook fan page . It was  a very interesting journey together with the other ladies on the challenge as we shared our perceptions of being Still and breathing again spiritually.

I have been feeling very spiritually jaded  and in need of a spiritual detox. I have been looking for a booster in this area of my life.

Having come from a Catholic background I have always questioned why I feel so spiritually lacking even though I was in Sunday school  and attended service regularly. I came to realize that the community I was in wasn’t serving my needs as a Christian and I started searching directly in the bible for what I needed.

Reading through Bonnie’s book gave me a clearer perspective on  what I am seeking within my spirituality life.  It gave me the space to slow down and think what I really want in my walk with GOD.

It also gave me a deeper understanding about my current feelings and thoughts on spirituality.

Do pick up a copy of her book as it’s being launch in the bookstores this week.

Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this book for review purpose. All opinions are 100%  mine

 

Waking Up in Heaven

Book Cover

Book Cover

Waking Up in Heaven: A True Story of Brokenness, Heaven, and Life Again by Crystal McVea and Alex Tresniowski is a really heart warming testimonial about how it was in Heaven as she had experienced being dead and coming back to live.

Many times we really wonder how it is for us after we die.Is there really a place called Heaven? Does GOD really exist?

In this book Crystal shares with the readers her personal experience of dying and coming back to live in 2009. She also shares her painful childhood memories of having suffered through sexual abuse, witnessing her mother go through physical and emotional abuse by her step father, teenage pregnancy, abortion and a whole slew of bad decisions.

Throughout her life prior to her encounter with GOD she has been questioning about the presence of GOD and why he hasn’t been there for her (that is what she though). Being “reborn” she found out her true calling in life to be GOD’s vessel. She was to be his spokesperson about GOD’s love and use her personal life story and experiences as her testimonial.

Through her sharing and walk closer with GOD after death, she has managed to touch many other people and  they were “healed” after being able to open up  and share their own stories of hurt which they had experienced.

My thoughts

I found this book very touching and captivating. Crystal really went through “hell and back” during her growing up years and only through GOD was she able to find her peace and motivation in life.  GOD works in mysterious ways and sometimes we are unable to understand why he sets us such difficult challenges in our lives and wish to throw in the towel.

I personally have had questions about GOD and his existence and had wondered too if GOD was really there for me at times. Reading about Crystal’s journey with GOD has really helped strengthen my personal conviction in Christ being our savior.

Get your copy of the book from Amazon today and enrich yourself about the glory of GOD.

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