Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Book Review: What Happens When Women Say Yes to God

In her devotion book, "What Happens When Women Say Yes to God", author Lysa TerKeurst shares personal and practical examples of how obedience to God in our daily lives can strengthen and grow our faith in Christ.

There are 40 short chapters, each includes a focus Scripture, a thought for the day, a prayer, and reflection questions.

I really like the set-up of this book, but to be honest, I'm disappointed in the content. This book is not gospel-centered, nor is there much talk of Jesus. Much of the focus is on personal benefit, not on being obedient followers of Christ.
Unfortunately, decent theology mixed with self-help advice leads to malnourished baby Christians. I'm afraid this book will leave you hungry for the truth. That truth will only be found when we believe the Bible is sufficient as God's revelation to man and that it must be used in context. God has spoken to us through His Word, we don't need to listen for a still small voice to know how to obey. Nor can we make singled-out Bible verses fit our own ideas and purposes.

If you are truly looking to grow in your faith and obedience to Christ, this devotional doesn't have the depth you are probably looking for.

*Special thanks to Harvest House Publishers through for providing this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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