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Retreat To Folly (Jesus on Folly #1) [Kindle Edition]

Missy Fillion
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Retreat to Folly (Jesus on Folly Book 1)

What if you met Jesus on the beach? Susan, an exhausted mother of three, wonders if sleep deprivation has finally made her crazy after a beach walk turns into an encounter with Jesus. She thought coming on this retreat on Folly Beach, South Carolina would give her some rest and renewal from her hectic life and maybe an attitude adjustment which she badly needs. The retreat and a series of life-changing encounters with Jesus challenge Susan to leave behind her narrow view of herself and mothering. The retreat sessions teach her to put her past in the past and embrace her present. Her time with Jesus magnifies these lessons with spiritual healings. Can Susan accept that Jesus is interested in the state of her soul and the state of her motherhood, and they are more closely intertwined than she could possibly imagine?

This is a work of fiction.


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About the Author

Missy Fillion is a native of Charleston, South Carolina who currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two beautiful children. Contact her at www.Facebook.com/MissyFillion

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  • File Size: 327 KB
  • Print Length: 197 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1470188473
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006W1EE5I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,350 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truely A Blessing for Each Reader January 25, 2012
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I hope this book gets out and touches the very soul of each individual that reads it as it did me. I just can not express what a joy it was for me to read every word of it. I plan on re-reading it because I love the personal feeling it gave me to have Jesus stand right in front of me and say the very things he said to Susan.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely, heartfelt story of a mother's struggles February 16, 2012
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This is such a wonderful story of a mother who takes a break from her busy life to slow down and reflect at a women's weekend retreat. All of us have felt that internal conflict of wanting to do what's best for our family but losing some of what we need in the process. How do we regain that without feeling selfish? This book helps to remind us of how we are loved, unconditionally, and how we can be strong for our families by being strong in our faith. Read this book if you need "a lift" (as my precious Mom always says) in your life as a parent. Highly recommended.

Lisa Sharp
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful In-Depth Explanations April 14, 2012
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Fabulous book! Beautifully written, and written in a way we can all identify with and understand. I agree with another reviewer that everyone should read this book! If you've ever wondered why things happen the way they do, this is the best book I've ever read that explains things in the Bible, and gives examples. I felt so much better after reading, and have already started to re-read. It also gives us the ability to see things in an entirely different perspective. The things we complain about (teenagers....) are gifts! Totally recommend, and hope she continues to write! I will probably buy copies of this one to hand out to friends.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational May 17, 2012
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Like most moms, Susan has spent all her time and energy on her family and now she's feeling run-down and put-upon and wonders if there is more to "Susan" than just "Mom" and "wife", so she attends a women's retreat held at her favorite beach. She gets great advice from the retreat leader and from the other attendees, but her greatest boost comes from talking to Jesus on the beach. No, really. Jesus is on the beach. This book could so easily have become overbearing and preachy. I don't like preachy fiction. If I'm in that mindset, I'll read the Bible or a devotional. Somehow, although probably half the book is conversations with Jesus, Fillion managed to make it not preachy. Instead, Retreat to Folly is a sweet inspirational book that will strike a chord with women everywhere.

I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book January 1, 2013
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Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Could relate to the mom, totally stresses, needing to unwind and find a purpose. Definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to build or rebuild their relationships.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Retreat to folly November 11, 2012
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I loved this book and recommended it to other friends and family. It was very inspirational and thought provoking. I plan to read it again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely great read for Christian Women! September 8, 2012
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I couldn't put down this book. It is very heart spoken and deals with emotions and feelings each of us feel in our daily lives. It is written in a richly entertaining fiction that reminds me a great deal of "The Shack". Soul searching and life meaning. I enjoyed this book and give hands down a 10 to Missy Fillion!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book as a Reminder of Jesus' Love and Mercy September 13, 2012
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This book was exactly what I needed at this time in my life. It is not a difficult read, but it has provoked many thoughts that I return to ponder further.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Amy E Lambes
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This is a wonderful thought provoking book! I'd love to know when Book 2 is coming out.
Published 2 months ago by Rebel
4.0 out of 5 stars Uplifting for all moms!
Are you a mother? Ever felt like all you do is change diapers and clean up messes? Ever feel like you have no purpose outside of being a mommy? Read more
Published 3 months ago by Cynthia
4.0 out of 5 stars Retreat to Folly (Jesus on Folly #1)
I did like this story. It is a great reminder that we all need to unplug from the world and just be alone with Jesus. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Readers Corner
5.0 out of 5 stars We may need help to change our attitude. Jesus can't help unless you...
A very good book on self help for women who need to have a more positive attitude about themselves. It really emphasized how women need to treat themselves with more... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sherril
4.0 out of 5 stars I wasn't sure about the mentioning of yoga but I ...
I wasn't sure about the mentioning of yoga but I continued reading. When imagining me at the beach and Jesus sharing with me, it gave me a lot to think about. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Renee Holmes
5.0 out of 5 stars great book!
Great read! The book really speaks to your heart as you read about a woman's retreat with Jesus. She finds herself as well as Jesus.
Published 3 months ago by Brianna M Foster
4.0 out of 5 stars Uplifting book reminding me of Jesus' love and faithfulness.
Susan found redemption and purpose in life at her retreat on Folly Beach, not because of the self-help ideas of Leonie but through her encounters with our living Lord and Savior... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Rosie Epps
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
It has been a long time since I have experienced a book so wholeheartedly! This is such a journey and the joy of living for Jesus is so real. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Sarah ReynardUnknown
5.0 out of 5 stars Retreat to Folly
This was an amazing book. It inspired me and motivated me to realize what a gift life, joy, and Grace really is. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jo Gibbs
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