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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Awakening by Stovall Weems

Awakening by Stovall Weems (Chapter 1)




BLURB: Stop hitting the spiritual snooze button.


Would you describe your walk with God as fresh and exciting? Would you describe your spiritual life as vibrant and passionate? If not, would you like these attributes to be the norm in your everyday relationship with God?
Are you ready to experience an awakening?
Awakening helps you stir up your slumbering soul. You’ll discover how to break out of your season of dryness or get off to a great start either in the New Year or the next season in life. Take your faith-walk from a “going through the motions” or “have to” mindset to the stimulating, fresh “want to” experience of enjoying God’s presence—24/7.
Weems encourages you to surrender fully, to discover the right kind of fuel for the journey, and to learn a new way to pray and fast. This lifestyle is not based on rules or religion, but on a deep, satisfying, motivating relationship with God.
Included in Awakening is a 21-Day Plan that will guide you through the principles that ensure a lasting, fresh relationship with God—even in a world where everything quickly becomes stale.
“It’s time to wake up and put an end to spiritual sluggishness! I promise this year will be the best of your life if it is your best year spiritually.” – Stovall Weems

Review:  I wasn't too sure about it when I first picked up Awakening by Stovall Weems because the cover claimed "21 days to revolutionize your relationship with God". I am always suspicious of claims to accomplish specific spiritual tasks in a specific period of time. Faith doesn't always work quite like that. However, once I started reading I found it doesn't read like a lot of theological books, but more like a friend giving you advice from his own experiences. I was also surprised to find that this book illuminated God's grace in a way that struck me deeply. I am so glad I didn't write this book off as too emotional or touchy-feely. It was a good book, although very different from what I usually read. I cannot say whether the 21-day fasting devotional plan works, because I have not tried it. However, I highly recommend it to anyone who thinks fasting is too spiritually severe. I truly think it would help revitalize your relationship with God, even if you don't experience some of the miracles described in the book. This would be an ideal book for a discussion or study group. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

PURCHASE LINKS:

Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group Awakening


Amazon Awakening


ChristianBook.com Awakening



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