#BookReview – Heart Wide Open by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson @ShellieT @BlogForBooks


heart wide openIf you grew up in church, went every Sunday and Wednesday and any day in between, you will relate to this book! In Shellie’s funny way, she reaches into your heart and helps you explore the depth of your faith. And its realness, too.

It’s so easy to get stuck in the routine of church and to forget about the joy of serving and loving the Lord for who He is and not for what He can do for you. Shellie talks about how we become so good at doing all things church-y that we fail to feel God in our lives. It becomes as mundane as washing the dishes or taking out the trash.

She also addresses the reasons we let this happen. We may know God but do we really know how to love Him? What keeps us from stepping out of our comfort zones and loving Him more than we love anything or anyone else in this world? Is it fear of failure? Fear of what God might ask us to do? Shellie helps you throw your heart open wide like a giant barn door and shows you the joy you can have when you live in love and surrender to Jesus!

I received this book for free from the publisher’s Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.

Book blurb:

You believe in God. You’re trying to serve Him. 
But do you know how to truly love Him—and let Him love you?

As a Bible-believing churchgoer, author Shellie Tomlinson harbored a secret in her good-girl heart. She longed for something more than routine faith; she wanted to love God with a genuine, all-consuming passion. So she got honest with Him: “I admit it. I don’t love you like I should, but I want to love you. Help me!”

In Heart Wide Open, Shellie invites you to answer the call of your restless heart and refuse to settle for anything less than the intimate friendship of God. Through her heartfelt and honest words, you’ll find practical inspiration to help you…
·   exchange your “just enough Jesus” mindset for an all-out pursuit of Him
·   put sizzle in your Bible study by asking God to show you the wonder of His Word
·   trade formulaic devotions for a devoted life

Are you ready to stop struggling to make time for God and instead live every moment with God? Discover how to live with your heart wide open.

Excerpt


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