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Freeing Tangled Hearts by Delores Kimball has incredible insights and wisdom for every woman I know! I didn't even get through the introduction before I pulled out my pen and started underlining. There are so many wonderful things to remember, quotes to post on my bathroom mirror and wisely used Scripture I need to memorize.
Kimball understands that the hearts and minds of women are stressed out, overwhelmed and confused, or as she puts it, "tangled". But instead of platitudes and cliches that we've all heard before, she is very straight forward about the issues women face.
Kimball challenges readers to examine their faith and then realize that the Christian life is a battle. She then tackles the negative emotions of doubt, guilt, anger, bitterness and envy one by one. Showing how these emotions can control us, she proves that freedom from them can't come from within, but only from the Holy Spirit. Every point she makes is backed up with Scripture. It is not awkwardly inserted or taken out of context, but is beautifully woven into her writing.
I love how she uses logic to disprove our emotionally based thinking and adamantly promotes living based on the truth of God's Word. As I read this book, I kept thinking how much I could have benefited as a teenager to learn to think based on truth and not my feelings. I'm so thankful I now have this resource to share with my own daughters as they grow into young women who need to learn to navigate their emotions. I've already shared insights from this book with my oldest daughter, friends, and Bible Study groups. This is a book I will refer to and recommend often!
*A free study guide for the book is available at www.freeingtangledhearts.com
*Many thanks to Cross Focused Reviews for providing this book in exchange for my honest review.